Bradley A. Coates

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, Attorneys At Law, LLLC
 | Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-524-4854
Fax: 808-524-0717
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Bradley A. Coates is the founder of Coates & Frey, Attorneys At Law, LLLC, located in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and he is now of counsel to the firm.  He focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters, providing representation to people throughout the state in divorces, post-decree modifications, adoptions, pre-marital agreements, restraining orders, paternity and mediation.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Coates attended the University of Southern California and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973.  He then pursued his legal studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976.  A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Coates is admitted to practice in both California and Hawaii as well as before the Supreme Court of the Marshall Islands and the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands.  He is the author of "Divorce With Decency", a guide to the legal, emotional, economic, psychological and social aspects that surround the end of a marriage.  Originally published in 1998, it is now in its fifth edition.

The high degree of ethics and successful track record that have defined his career have led to Mr. Coates being awarded a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.  He remains active in several professional organizations, and he is a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections and a former treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Hawai'i State Bar Association.  Mr. Coates was instrumental in drafting the Hawai'i Family Court Rules that were adopted by the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i in December 1989.  He has also previously served on the board of directors of the Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Bradley Coates

Admitted: 1978, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: www.coatesandfrey.com/our-attorneys?lightbox=image134u

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected as Hawaii's Best Divorce Lawyer, Honolulu Magazine/Honolulu Weekly, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Hawai'i and California State Bars
  • Former Treasurer, Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar
  • Former President, U.S. Arbitration and Mediation of Hawaii and the Pacific, Inc.
  • Chief Justice's appointee to Family Court Rules Committee
  • Member, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, Hawaii State bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Vice President, Aina Haina Community Association (Honolulu, Hawai'i)
  • Board of Directors of the Downtown Exchange Club (Honolulu, Hawai'i)
  • Former Member of Neighborhood Board 2/6, City and County of Honolulu, Hawai'i

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Divorce with Decency, University of Hawai'i Press, 1999

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Educational Background:

  • USC, B.A. , 1973
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Office Location for Bradley A. Coates

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1400
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-524-4854

Fax: 808-524-0717

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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