Law Office of Roman Amaguin

Law Office of Roman Amaguin

Roman Amaguin, Esq. has specialized in employment and labor law since 1995. He has represented both management and employees during this time and regularly appears in both federal and state courts of law.

Firm Overview

Whether you are an individual or business seeking representation in civil matters Mr. Amaguin can effectively represent your interests throughout the entire case, whether the best resolution is settlement, ADR, or a trial. Mr. Amaguin has been a partner at a large Honolulu law firm. He practiced as an of counsel lawyer at another large Honolulu firm before opening his own practice. Mr. Amaguin focuses on preventing financial loss and recovery in disputes involving business, commercial, real estate, contractor, employment disputes, and other civil matters. Having practiced in large law firms, he knows the trend of firms increasing rates to pay for mounting and extravagent expenses. For that reason, alone, Mr. Amaguin invites clients to offer flat rate, capped engagements, monthly retainers, and other alternative billing arrangements, which can provide them more value. He is listed as a Hawaii Super Lawyer (limited to a maximum of 5% of lawyers) and a "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment" by American Lawyer Media, the nation's largest publisher of legal media. Representative Published Cases (These examples are illustrative only and reference to these cases must not be considered as a guarantee, warranty, or predicted outcome of any other legal matter, regardless of any similarities): Santander v. Caris Med Surg, LLC; Cary Rupert, individually, No. CAAP-15-0000078 (Hawaii App. August 31, 2017) (Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals affirms lower court decision and holds that Defendants, represented by Jeffrey S. Harris, Esq., failed to meet their initial burden of establishing that an arbitration agreement exists, which Plaintiff, represented by Amaguin Law, argued in briefing constitutes incompetence). Assaturian v. Hertz Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122213 (D.Haw. Sept. 2, 2014) (represented Plaintiff in disability casewhether employer engaged in interactive process involving service dog was a jury issue). Wigent v. Science Applications International Corp., 19 F.Supp.3d 1012 (D.Hawaii 2014) (prevailed on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment on marital discrimination and unlawful retaliation claims). Hotel Employees & Restaurant Emp. Union v. Honolulu Country Club, 100 F.Supp.2d 1254 (D.Haw. 1999) (represented Defendant club and obtained summary judgment for Defendant affirming arbitrator's decision). Lesane v. Aloha Airlines, Inc., No. 04-16793 (9th Cir. 2006) (represented Defendant airline to summary judgment for Defendant and dismissal of lawsuit by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). Rutledge v. Berish, et al, No. 99-16813 (9th Cir. 2001) (represented Defendant Hotels, pension plan, and administrators to affirmation by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of dismissal of Plaintiffs' class action lawsuit by the United States District Court of Hawaii). Yasui v. Maui Electric Co., Ltd., 78 F.Supp.2d 1124 (D.Haw. 1999) (represented Defendant utility company in a case where the United States District Court granted summary judgment against Plaintiff and for Defendant, and dismissed lawsuit). Other Representative Cases: Santander v. Caris Med Surg, LLC and Cary Rupert, individually, 14-1-1554-07 (in case filed in Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, Court granted summary judgment against Defendants on claim that they terminated Plaintiff due to pregnancy). March 2012, judgement in U.S.D.C. Hawaii against air charter company in the amount $335,477 in a whistleblower lawsuit filed on behalf of two pilots. Carvalho v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, et al., Civil No. CV00348 (D.Haw. 2010) (represented Plaintiff to settlement in wrongful termination lawsuit, which included reinstatement of employee to his job). Kaleuati et al v. Tonda et al, Civil No. 07 CV00184 (D.Haw. 2007) (represented class action Plaintiffs to settlement, which included requiring the State of Hawaii Department of Education, the Superintendent, and the Board of Education to provide homeless children with equal access to public education and remove barriers to their educational success). Markowitz v. Interscholastic League of Honolulu et al., Civil No. 1CC-09-00521 (2009) (represented Plaintiff photojournalist in First Circuit Court to settlement, which included formal apology to the Samoa News for denying plaintiff access to cover ILH sports events and granting access equal to mainstream media as a member of the press). Quiton v. Straub Clinic and Hospital, Civ. No. CV1008 (D.Haw. 1998) (represented Defendant Hospital to summary judgment and dismissal of lawsuit). Santiago v. California Association for Research in Astronomy, Civil No. CV00054 (D.Haw. 2003) (represented Defendant research facility to summary judgment and dismissal of lawsuit by U.S. District Court of Hawaii).

Main Office

Law Office of Roman Amaguin
345 Queen Street
Suite 504
Honolulu HI 96813





Roman Amaguin

Law Office of Roman Amaguin

Mr. Amaguin currently practices in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review.

Mr. Amaguin is on the Employment Law Arbitration Panel for the National Arbitration and Mediation Service and is an Arbitrator for the State of Hawaii's Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

He was selected a "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment" by American Lawyer Media, the nation's largest publisher of legal media, including the National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, and the American Lawyer.

Mr. Amaguin regularly speaks to a variety of groups on employment law and other legal matters of interest to both businesses and employees. He delivers prompt service of the highest possible standard to all his clients.

Flat, capped and monthly retainer rates available.


Bar Number: Hawaii State Bar Ass
Hawaii, 1995


University of California at Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, 1987

University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1995

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