Firm Overview

The criminal defense law firm of Harrison & Matsuoka has been serving the beautiful island of Hawaii since 1982. For over 30 years our team of defense attorneys have provided legal representation for many types of criminal law. We have protected the rights and future interests of our clients who have been charged with crimes including, but not limited to, domestic violence, sex crimes, and murder. Don't let our secluded location fool you. Being that our firm is located in Honolulu on the island of Hawaii may make it seem as though our cliental is limited to Hawaiian natives but that isn't the case at all. While it is true that our firm of criminal defense lawyers serves clients throughout Hawaii, this includes Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. In addition to this we represent clients in state, federal, military, and appellate courts. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Hawaii, New Jersey, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. We have even represented local cliental globally. Some international jurisdictions have included Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand. Don't Face the Hawaiian Court System Alone Rape, drug and murder charges are a serious matter. To ensure protection of your personal rights you will need exceptional legal advice. Let our team of award-winning trial lawyers represent you in your case. For over 30 years we have handled our firm and clients with a backbone formed from respect, honesty, pride, and professionalism. For this reason we are well-known and respected by Hawaii's judges and prosecutors. Our criminal law attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with positive outcomes and total respect. Exceptional Legal Advice from Award-Winning Trial Lawyers Through peer-review, Harrison & Matsuoka earned an AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Our firm was also included in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, America's most exclusive directory of law firms and practitioners. Only the top 5% of the nation's law firms achieve these distinguished honors. Well-Recognized in the Hawaiian Legal Community Attorney William Harrison appeared in Honolulu Magazine's biannual Best Lawyers issue; and, for three consecutive years, he was included in Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by Hawaii Super Lawyers. Read more about our awards and accolades on our attorney profiles. No Case Too Big or Small, We Take Them All Our Hawaii criminal defense firm is comfortable handling a range of casesfrom first-time offenses to high profile felony cases that attract media attention. No matter how big or small the case is, we believe in a hands on approach to helping our clients. We have had experience with clients facing charges that have included: Domestic violence Sex crimes Drug charges Murder charges White collar crimes We know the importance of your reputation. Our attorneys are discreet and help clients protect their reputation, rights, and future interests. We handle each case in a thorough and detailed manner. Contact Harrison & Matsuoka Attorneys at Law Don't fight the criminal justice system alone for another second. Our attorneys are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days week. You will find our trial experience, understanding of the law, and client service second to none. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to speak to you about your case. We answer all calls promptly and with straightforward answers. Use the criminal defense law firm in Hawaii that has been founded on a tradition of excellence. To learn more about how Harrison & Matsuoka can help you, call us at 808-523-7041 or fill out our quick contact form.

Main Office

Main Office
841 Bishop Street, Suite 800

Honolulu HI 96813




Criminal Defense

Hawaii Criminal Law Attorneys

Hawaii criminal law firm Harrison & Matsuoka handles felonies and misdemeanors, drug crimes, sex crimes, white-collar crimes, murder, and domestic violence cases. Harrison & Matsuoka, Attorneys at Law care about more than just the case, we care about our clients. Facing a criminal conviction can be devastating to the accused persons life, job, reputation, and family. We understand that this experience is traumatic and are prepared to handle your case in a sensitive matter by keeping your case confidential. You can expect to be taken care of before, during and even after you case is settled. Headquartered in Hawaii We serve clients throughout the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in state, federal, military, and appellate courts. We have also been admitted to the bar in Hawaii, New Jersey, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. In our representation of clients, we have traveled into international jurisdictionsas far as Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand. Advice for Criminal Defense Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony we can help you. Our Hawaii criminal defense lawyers can assist you with: Seeking early termination of probation Requesting a supervised release from jail Expunging (sealing) a criminal record Sealing electronic criminal records Sealing fingerprints Filing an appeal Defend your Criminal Case If you are convicted of a crime in Hawaii you are subject to fines, probation, community service and imprisonment. To preserve your freedom and future it is crucial to get help to defend your case in the strongest possible manner. Harrison & Matsuoka can assist you with: Sex crimes While collar crime Domestic violence Misdemeanors Felonies Murder charges Drug crimes A Reputation for Excellence in Hawaii Criminal Defense Law The Hawaiian court system, county clerks, court recorders, judges, and prosecutors have recognized us as a firm that has a reputation built on honor, loyalty, and professionalism. We pride ourselves on honesty and provide ethical legal representation. As a result we have a longstanding and meaningful relationship with the Hawaiian community. Our reputation is why other lawyers, politicians, and police officers turn to us when they need legal representation. They know we will go the extra mile for our clients. We personally conduct investigations and accompany investigators to crime scenes. We do the footwork to make sure that no stone is left unturned in your defense. In court, we work zealously on behalf of our clients, and our dedication to our clients shows in our every aspect of our legal representation. We have shown time and time again that we care about more than just the case, the well-being of our clients are a top priority. We know the ins and outs of criminal defense in Hawaii. We have experienced sex crime attorneys, drug crime criminal attorneys and lawyers who can help you with misdemeanors and felonies. Our criminal defense attorneys have handled each case with a hands- on approach which has earned coverage from local papers. We Have Experience with High-Stakes Litigation Our high-profile criminal cases draw the attention of local newspapers, including the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. We get this attention because our attorneys frequently get criminal charges dismissed or reduced in the interests of justice. We use the media attention to our clients' advantage. Through public statements, we can counteract some of the negative publicity. But as a result of the publicity, our attorneys have been able to convince local bail bondsmen to discount their rates in high-profile cases. These are just a few of the ways we work to help our clients maintain some control over the media limelight. Please note that despite the media attention we receive, we are discreet, down-to-earth, and friendly. We value our clients' privacy and do not attract undue attention. Protecting you and your reputation is of the utmost importance to us. Contact Harrison & Matsuoka Our attorneys are on your side. We listen to you. Even when you believe you are guilty, we strive to get you the best possible resolution. Just say, "I want a lawyer" and call the offices of Harrison & Matsuoka as soon as you are detained by police. We offer free consultations, even over the phone. We offer very reasonable rates and answer all questions in a straightforward manner. Call us at 808-523-7041 or submit our online contact form. - See more at:

Keith Matsuoka

Harrison & Matsuoka

Criminal Defense Attorney, founding partner
Trial experience federal, state, and military criminal defense attorney
Credentials over 25 years experience in federal, state, and appellate courts
Accolades and awards recognitions earned, leadership roles, and guest spot on TV
Pro bono activities voluntary legal service for local organizations in Hawaii
Professional associations and memberships affiliated with legal networks
Community associations and memberships teaching roles and background

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