Cain & Herren, ALC

Firm Overview

We are primarily a consumer bankruptcy and debt relief law firm, but also have an emphasis on divorce, custody, criminal defense, mortgage hardship and loss mitigation alternatives.

Ben Herren and I began the partnership in 1996. In the beginning the firm focused on consumer bankruptcy and criminal defense. Since then, the firm has expanded to family law, corporate bankruptcies, and other forms of consumer debt relief, including mortgage loss mitigation programs and creditor negotiation work. Cain & Herren has collectively over fifty years of experience helping clients with debt relief.

Example cases

Represented an owner of a cheese/wine store file a Chapter 13 case and get on a five year plan to pay back her debts twenty cents on the dollar.

Assisted a local T-shirt business in its liquidation preserving most of the corporate assets for its shareholders.

Main Office
2141 West Vineyard Street
Wailuku  HI  96793
  • (808) 242-9350
  • (808) 242-6139


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer free initial consultations for Bankruptcy with an attorney for one hour.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes. Prices depend on Chapter and complexity. We offer a 25% discount on legal fees to clients who come to us from Nolo.
Hourly Rates
$250. (Note: Chapter 7s are flat fees).

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For emergency after hours, please call (808) 280-4623.
Office Manager
Cindy Stewart
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Hawaiian, Fijian, and German.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I saw early on in my career that bankruptcy was an incredibly powerful tool for managing debt and could make clients into highly productive members of society.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

While it is important to educate oneself on legal issues, one should always seek the advice of an attorney regarding any matter which may significantly affect one's right with respect to property, liberty or family.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Very willing.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not believe one should represent oneself in a bankruptcy proceeding.

David W. Cain

2006 to Present
Cain and Herren, LLP, Wailuku, Hawaii
Concentrating primarily on bankruptcy (all chapters) and civil litigation.

1998 to 2006
Law Office of David W. Cain Wailuku, Hawaii
General Practice of Law. Areas of practice: bankruptcy (all chapters), civil litigation (plaintiff and defense), contract drafting and review, criminal law, general corporate litigation and counsel, real estate transactions, administrative law hearings, and wills.

1996 to 1998
State of Hawaii
Wailuku, Hawaii
Deputy Public Defender
Criminal Trial Litigation Attorney

1991 - 1996
Roper & Cain
Boston, Massachusetts
Partner - Attorney

Areas of practice: administrative law hearings, bankruptcy (all chapters), civil litigation, contract drafting, criminal law, general corporate litigation (including breach of contract and unfair trade practices), real estate transaction and closings.

Over twenty years of advising clients has made me into a good listener, a careful analyzer and a compassionate advocate.

My strengths include my knowledge and experience of over twenty years in the consumer bankruptcy context, my extensive contacts with creditor's attorneys, trustees, and judges, and my compassion for the financial crises my clients are suffering.

Personal interests:

I particularly enjoy participating in community organizations and volunteering at fundraising events for nonprofits. I recently participated heavily in the Maui Rotary Club and the Maui Humane Society.

  • Bar Number: 006679
    Hawaii , 1996
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1990
    Boston, MA
  • The Ohio State University
    Bachelor of Science , 1986
    Columbus, OH

    New College, Oxford University

    Oxford, England

    Honors Certificate of Studies - Foreign Exchange Student Program

    History, Architecture, and Art

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