Bert S. Sakuda

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks
 | Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop St., Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-524-1433
Fax: 808-536-2073
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Bert S. Sakuda brought his skills as a personal injury attorney to the law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1979. Since then, he has earned a reputation throughout the state as an exceptional litigator, serving people who have suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents and those dealing with the hassles of insurance claims. He is also a sought-after advocate during the appeals process.

Mr. Sakuda received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Hawaii and returned to complete his law degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. In 1979, the Hawaii State Bar Association legally approved him to practice law.

Because of Mr. Sakuda’s reputation as a foremost authority on insurance and personal injury litigation, the legal community often calls upon him to serve. During legislative hearings regarding casualty insurance, Mr. Sakuda frequently represents the rights of injured parties. He is also one of the most requested lecturers at educational seminars. The Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii named Mr. Sakuda lawyer of the year in 1996, and he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Sakuda has served on committees for the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Additionally, he has been appointed to the Civil Jury Instructions Committee, the Appellate Rules Committee and the Discovery Referee Committee of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii. Mr. Sakuda has also participated in the annual State of Hawaii Judicial Conference.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Bert Sakuda

Admitted: 1979, Hawaii

Professional Webpage:


  • Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Supreme Court's Standing Committees on Civil Jury Instructions, Appellate Rules, the Discovery Referee Committee
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1999 
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hawaii Federal Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Tort Reform Subcommittee, 1988
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Legislation and Public Policy Standing Committee, 1989 - 1992
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Chair, 1997 - 1999
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Chair, 1993 - 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1979
  • Hawaii, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • State of Hawaii Judicial Conference


  • Peters v. Peters, 63 Haw. 653, 634 P.2d 586 (1981)
  • Cariaga v. Del Monte Corp., 65 Haw. 404, 652 P.2d 1143 (1982)
  • Noguchi v. Nakamura, 2 Haw. App. 522, 638 P.2d 1383 (1982)
  • Ganiron v. Hawaii Ins. Guar. Ass'n., 69 Haw. 432, 744 P.2d 1210 (1987)
  • Mollena v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 72 Haw. 314, 816 P.2d 1968 (1991)
  • Wong-Leong v. HIRI, 76 Haw. 433, 879 P.2d 538 (1994)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Hirose, 77 Haw. 362, 884 P.2d 1138 (1994)
  • Abramson v. Aetna Ins. Co., 76 F.3d 304 (9th Cir. 1996)
  • Macabio v. TIG Ins. Co., 87 Haw. 307, 955 P.2d 100 (1998)

Educational Background:

  • University of Hawaii, B. A. - 1976
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Office Location for Bert S. Sakuda

Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop St., Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-524-1433

Fax: 808-536-2073

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Last Updated: 6/21/2017

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