Geoffrey Hamilton is the director and co-founder of the law firm of Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he focuses his practice on family law, particularly divorce. He represents a wide variety of clients throughout the Honolulu area.
Mr. Hamilton graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in history and earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. Admitted to practice in Hawaii state courts, Mr. Hamilton is also certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 1988, he was appointed special master by the family court of the Hawaii State Judiciary's first circuit court.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hamilton has participated in a range of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Association, where he served as chairperson of the family law section for two terms. Mr. Hamilton has also served on the board of directors of the association's family law section since 1990.
Mr. Hamilton has also been active in the American Cancer Society's Honolulu chapter, the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Duke Alumni Association Hawaii chapter, among other professional and community groups. He is an officer and board member of Hawaii International Child Placement and Family Services, Inc., the state's largest private adoption association.
His accomplished legal career has earned Mr. Hamilton many honors. He was named one of Hawaii's top attorneys several years in a row by Honolulu Magazine and has been featured in the publication "Best Lawyers in America"* every year since 1983.
Always willing to share his legal knowledge with others, Mr. Hamilton has authored articles for numerous publications. He has also served as a speaker at a variety of conferences and seminars.
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