Gerald Y. Sekiya

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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: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (50%)
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    As a founding member of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Gerald Y. Sekiya has over four decades of experience representing the people of Hawaii in matters of personal injury. With a focus on automobile accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and toxic torts, he has been named a fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers and is admitted to practice in Hawaii and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9TH Circuit.

    Mr. Sekiya began his education at the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science, graduating with honors and as a member of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi before moving on to the University of California Hastings College of the Law to earn a Juris Doctor, also graduating with honors. During his time in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the Law Review.

    With extensive trial experience in defective products, Mr. Sekiya is currently the president of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a past president of the Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii. He is also a current member of the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and a former state delegate for the American Association for Justice.

    Before founding the practice, Mr. Sekiya worked as a grader for the California Bar Exam as he worked to encourage understanding of personal injury law in new attorneys.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Aviation and Aerospace
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Personal Injury - Defense, Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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    About Gerald Sekiya

    Admitted: 1968, Hawaii

    Professional Webpage: http://www.croninfried.com/About/Gerald-Y-Sekiya.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Member, Order of the Coif, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Hawaii Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, President
    • Hawaii Trial Lawyers' Association, Past President
    • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs' Attorneys, President, 1985 - Present
    • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, 1994 - Present
    • American Association for Justice, State Delegate, 1984 - 1985
    • State Bar of California
    • American Bar Association
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Executive Board, 1985 - 1986
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Executive Board, 1980 - 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1969
    • California, 1969
    • Hawaii, 1968

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Hastings College of Law, the University of California, Editor

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Northern Acceptance Trust 1065 v. Amfac, Inc., 59 F.R.D. 116 (D. Hawaii 1973)
    • Brinkerhoff v. Amfac, Inc., 485 F.2d 1389 (Ninth Cir. 1973)
    • Fujioka v. Kam, 55 Haw. 7, 514 P.2d 568 (1973)
    • Ono v. Applegate, 62 Haw. 131, 612 P.2d 533 (1980)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, B.S., Tau Beta Pi, 1965
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    Office Location for Gerald Y. Sekiya

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

    Phone: 808-524-1433

    Fax: 808-536-2073

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