P. Gregory Frey

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: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

P. Gregory Frey is the Senior Attorney at Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, Attorneys At Law, LLLC, Hawai'i's largest Family Law & Divorce firm located in Honolulu, Hawai'i.**  Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, complex property division, pre-marital agreements, mediation, domestic violence and other related family court matters.  ( ** fka Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC, 1996-2018, where Mr. Frey held the position of Managing Attorney & Litigation Supervisor for decades). 

Mr. Frey, a 1979 honors graduate of Saint Louis High School in Honolulu, completed his Bachelor of Arts in history at Santa Clara University, graduating in 1983.  He then attended Willamette University College of Law. While he was in law school, he was named to the president's honor roll before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986.  Mr. Frey later received a Master of Arts in psychology at Honolulu University in 2002.

Mr. Frey, a 3rd generation attorney, was admitted to practice before all Hawai'i State Courts in 1987.  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai'i and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  Mr. Frey has a keen understanding of the emotional difficulties his clients face when they are going through family law disputes.  He has represented thousands of clients in his well over 30 years of practice, and he strives to secure successful resolutions to their complex, challenging and oft-times very emotional legal matters.

Highly regarded and respected by his fellow professionals, Mr. Frey has received a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.  A former chair of the Family Law Section of the Hawai'i State Bar Association ("HSBA") in 2002 and a multi-year Director of HSBA, he is an active participant in several other legal and civic organizations, including the longstanding President of the Saint Louis School Alumni Association in Honolulu and on the School's Board of Trustees (as well as an Inductee to SLS' Gallery of Distinquished Achievers), and also sat on the National Alumni Board at his SCU Alma Mater.  In 2018, Mr. Frey was elected by his professional peers to the position of Vice-President of the Hawai'i State Bar Association.  In 2019, Mr. Frey held the position of HSBA President-Elect, and in 2020, he will be the President of the Hawai'i State Bar Association.  Mr. Frey often lectures on family law and mediation, and regularly volunteers time at the Kapolei (Family Court) access to Justice Program and Volunteer Legal Sevices of Hawai'i.

*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 (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Gregory Frey

Admitted: 1987, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://www.coatesandfrey.com/our-attorneys?lightbox=i31m41

Honors/Awards:

  • Inductee, Saint Louis School Gallery of Distinquished Achievers, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Formally trained Mediator (Mediation Center of the Pacific, fka Neighborhood Justice Center)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Chair, Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA"), 2002
  • Vice-President, Hawai'i State Bar Association ("HSBA"), 2018
  • Former Appointed Member of the Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA")Judicial Evaluation Commitee, 2016
  • Member of the Hawaii State Bar
  • Former O'ahu Director, Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA"), 2003 - 2009
  • Appointed Member of the Hawaii State Bar Association ("HSBA") Nominating Commitee, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Saint Louis Alumni Association, 2002 - Present
  • Former Vice-Chair, Saint Louis School Board of Trustees, 2009
  • President, Saint Louis Alumni Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member/Participant, Volunteer Settlement Master Program (First Circuit, Family Court, Honolulu, Hawai'i)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • President-elect, Hawai'i State Bar Association ("HSBA")., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 3rd Generation Attorney (Father: Stanford University, 1968 & Grandfather: University of Southern California, 1934)

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Educational Background:

  • Saint Louis High School (Honolulu, Hawai'i), High School Diploma, with Honors, 1979
  • Willamette University, College of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Honolulu University, M.A., Psychology, 2002
  • Santa Clara University, B.A., History, 1983
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Office Location for P. Gregory Frey

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: 5/29/2019

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