Hartley and McGehee, LLP

Firm Overview

Steven L. Hartley and Elsa F. Menor McGehee are two of Hawaii's premier Family Law attorneys. Experienced and caring, they strive to serve their clients' needs and put the needs of their clients' children first. With legal services meeting the highest standards and personal integrity in every decision, they have earned the trust and confidence of clients past and present.

The philosophy behind the firm is teamwork. Every case is assigned a legal team from beginning to end. This method gives each client the best possible legal representation. As a team we have the combined ability to completely understand all the strengths, weaknesses, and special circumstances of each case while concurrently organizing, processing, and resolving the most complicated family law-related matters.

If you are facing a divorce, having paternity issues, disputing child custody, or experiencing a difficult family law matter, Hartley & McGehee is here to help. You can trust us for successful resolution and results.
Main Office
Hartley and McGehee, LLP
40 Aulike Street, Suite 314
Kailua Professional Building II
Kailua  HI  96734
  • (808) 263-6900
  • (808) 263-6982


Free Initial Consultation?
Consultations are $200.00 and provide detailed advice.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We do not have fixed fees for cases.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Steven Hartley

Steven L. Hartley has specialized in the practice of Family Law for 14 years. Mr. Hartley began his family law career in 1996 with Stirling & Kleintop and was named partner at the firm in September 2000. In 2004, Mr. Hartley moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he continued to practice family law with Mallor, Clandening, Grodner and Bohrer, LLP. Mr. Hartley returned home to Hawaii with his family in 2005 and resumed his family law practice partnering with Frank T. Lockwood to form Lockwood & Hartley, ALC. In 2009, Mr. Hartley opened his current firm, Hartley & McGehee, LLP, to continue serving Hawaii's people in all areas of family law.

Mr. Hartley is a BV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Hawaii and Indiana.
  • Bar Number: 6721
    Hawaii , 1996
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Juris Doctor , 1996
    Mr. Hartley received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (B.A. cum laude, 1991) and his J.D. in 1996 from William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. He is a member of the Hawaii State (Family Law Section), Indiana State, and American (Family Law Section, Litigation Section) Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Hartley served as the Secretary of the Hawaii State Bar Association Family Law Section from 2000 to 2003, was elected Vice-Chair/ Chair-Elect in 2004, serves as an appointed arbitrator with the Hawaii Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, and has served as a Volunteer Settlement Master for the Family Court since 2003. Mr. Hartley has written many articles and given numerous presentations on various family law and litigation topics, including paternity, child support, property division, mediation, discovery strategies, and divorce tax matters.

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