Law Offices of Steve Cedillos

Law Offices of Steve Cedillos

Honolulu Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney

Firm Overview


Family law and criminal defense issues share a few of the same factors: both can make you frightened, both can make you an emotional wreck, both can turn your life upside down and both require aggressive and yet compassionate legal representation. When your children or assets are on the line after a divorce or when you have been charged with a serious violent crime or sex crime, now is not the time to try and navigate through the complexities of the legal system alone. Your rights need to be protected! Are you in need of a Honolulu lawyer? My firm can help you.

I have more than 20 years of experience to offer as a knowledgeable litigator. My firm has experience handling a wide range of legal situations, which has allowed me to develop a seasoned approach to handling cases. As an experienced litigator, I am prepared to take on criminal defense and divorce cases for clients throughout Honolulu. I devote a significant portion of my legal practice to litigation and am prepared to take each client's case in whichever direction is necessary.

As a Honolulu lawyer, I personally oversee and handle each case. You can benefit from my legal experience and tough-minded approach. It is my primary goal to help clients through their difficult situations and achieve the best outcomes possible. It is important for each of my clients to know that I am by their side throughout the entire legal process. When assisting clients through their complex legal battles, I offer unwavering representation, even when the odds seem to be against my clients.


If you choose to work with my firm, you will be given a realistic assessment of what direction your case may go and what the likely result will be. I will inform you of all your options and what I believe is the best approach to take. My goal is to always be efficient and to help you resolve your situation as soon as possible. I offer the highest level of legal services available for those who are facing criminal charges and are in need of aggressive defense. At the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos, I understand that being arrested and charged with a crime will place your future at risk. When you are facing jail or prison and heavy fines, it is imperative to secure the legal assistance of a Honolulu criminal defense lawyer. Whether you are facing a DUI or a felony theft charge, it is essential to obtain hard-hitting and experienced legal assistance.

At the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos, my other legal focus is on the field of family law and divorce. As a Honolulu divorce attorney, I understand the importance of securing strong and zealous advocacy for people dealing with custody and support concerns. I have assisted hundreds of individuals and families as they pursued a divorce and/or custody matter and through my efforts tried to relieve as much of their stress as possible. It is my goal to resolve these matters quickly and to help the family in any legal way necessary. I can help each individual, whether mother, father, child, or grandparent, understand his or her rights in the midst of these situations. With more than 20 years of experience, I offer thoughtful and well-reasoned negotiation, compassionate representation, and tenacious litigation ability, even in the midst of the most heated arguments, such as in cases of child custody or property disputes.


My firm understands that it is imperative to have a strong focus throughout the entirety of a legal battle. Each family and individual has unique situations, and therefore, their circumstances must be given a personal and case-specific approach. No matter what your case requires, I can offer an effective legal method to protect your rights and your future! With a deep commitment to each client and case that I take on, I offer the support that each individual deserves. As a resident of Honolulu, I am familiar with the specific laws of the state and how criminal defense and family law matters must be handled. My firm is committed to professionalism, and I am prepared to assist you, no matter what adverse circumstances you are facing. Contact the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos today to learn more about the services that my firm offers, to protect your rights and to fight for your best possible future!
Main Office

Main Office
1750 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 201
Honolulu  HI  96826

  • 808-536-5242

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

My firm wanted to concentrate on areas of law that most people would have contact with at some point in their lives.

Criminal and traffic law along with divorce law and related family law matters are areas which most people will encounter sometime in their lives.

We wanted to offer help and assistance to people with these kinds of problems and allow clients to utilize our over 20 years of experience in these areas.

Law Offices of Steve Cedillos

Honolulu Criminal Defense ; Family Law Attorney;DUI And DWI;
Traffic Offenses

For more than 20 years, the Law Office of Steve Cedillos has assisted Honolulu residents with various legal issues. Whether an individual is experiencing criminal or family law problems, I can help them resolve their case. It is my duty to fight for my clients, regardless of the difficult or simple nature of their case. I understand that both criminal and family law issues can bring about copious amounts of stress and anxiety, which is why I have dedicated my life to help my clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. I am a determined adversary who is not afraid to challenge the prosecutor or opposing counsel. If you live in Honolulu or anywhere in the islands and are facing either criminal charges, or are experiencing family troubles, I can help.


If you have been charged with a crime and need experienced representation, it is imperative that you contact me, Steve Cedillos, the Honolulu criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos. I have more than two decades of criminal defense experience and can help clients through any stage of the criminal process. Whether you have just been charged or wish to file a request for an appeal, I have the skills and expertise necessary to help ensure that your case can be successfully resolved. I strive to help my clients avoid a conviction for their criminal charges, which often includes jail time and steep fines. Being charged with a crime is an extremely intimidating experience, and I do everything in my power to minimize or eliminate a client's charges.

I can assist those who have been charged with various criminal actions, including drug crimes, theft crimes, and white collar crimes. No case is too simple or complex for me to handle, and I have successfully challenged the prosecution's evidence and protected many Honolulu residents' constitutional rights. I am determined to assist my clients and will not accept defeat. I constantly make myself available to my clients so they can reach me whenever they have questions or concerns regarding their case. I genuinely care about my clients and their wellbeing, which is why I am constantly striving to help them in any way possible with their legal issues.

Steve Cedillos


Honolulu attorney Steve Cedillos received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications at the University of Hawaii, after which he studied at the University of Southern California, School of Professional Writing, where he focused on film and production. For his legal education, Mr. Cedillos studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Over the course of a legal career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Cedillos has represented countless clients in criminal defense and family law cases of all types.

When you hire Steve Cedillos to represent your case, you will be giving yourself the benefit of having a dedicated personal advocate on your side. Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, because he recognizes just how much you have at stake. Whether you stand accused of committing a crime or are preparing to file for divorce, the outcome of your case will most likely have a major impact on your future. Mr. Cedillos knows that you are counting on him to get the best possible result for the situation, and will work tirelessly on your behalf.

In the field of criminal law, Steve Cedillos represents clients on all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, including:

-DUI whether it is a misdemeanor first-time offense or if you are accused of vehicular manslaughter
-Traffic offenses
-Theft, from shoplifting to burglary
-Drug offenses ranging from misdemeanor possession to trafficking
-Domestic violence offenses such as unlawful imprisonment, harassment and assault
-Sex crimes such as rape and other sexual offenses including internet based crimes
-Violent crimes including assault and homicide
-White collar crimes such as fraud, identity theft, money laundering and embezzlement
-Furthermore, he takes a special interest in military criminal defense, helping clients to obtain a favorable disposition in cases ranging from non-judicial punishment hearing to general courts martial.

In the field of family law, Steve Cedillos handles works to defend his clients' personal interests during divorce on matters including

-Child custody
-Child support
-Property division

Whenever possible, he seeks to help his clients negotiate an uncontested divorce, but does not hesitate to take the case to court when necessary to achieve the result that his client deserves. Furthermore, he addresses other family law issues including domestic violence protective orders, paternity actions for child support or visitation rights, and petitions for grandparents' rights to visitiation.


Steve Cedillos currently holds membership in the Hawaii State Bar, and is also a member of the Screen Actor's Guild. In recent years, he has been a member of AFTRA, a distinguished performer's union, though AFTRA has recently merged with the Screen Actor's Guild to provide even stronger protections for media artists as SAG-AFTRA. Attorney Cedillos also held a Real Estate License and a broadcast license. To learn more about Mr. Cedillos and find out how he can help you, contact the firm for a free case evaluation.