Paul F. Cronin

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Top Rated Transportation & Maritime 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: 2010
Licensed Since: 1962
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Paul F. Cronin is an attorney and the founder of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Cronin concentrates his practice on personal injury law, serving Hawaii residents who have been injured or lost loved ones due to motor vehicle accidents, land and sea accidents, airplane and helicopter accidents, medical malpractice or other catastrophes caused by negligence. Along with personal injury, he has also practiced in the area of admiralty and maritime law.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mr. Cronin graduated from Boston College Law School. He is licensed to practice in Hawaii, Alaska and Montana as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to four decades of litigation experience, Mr. Cronin is trained in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Cronin is a member of several professional organizations, including the Alaska Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Cronin has received several awards, including the Hawaii Consumer Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He also previously served as the Hawaii governor for the American Association for Justice and chairman of the admiralty rules committee for the Federal Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (60%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

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Super Lawyers: 2010

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About Paul Cronin

Admitted: 1962, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://www.croninfried.com/Attorneys/Paul-F-Cronin.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Montana, 1989
  • Alaska, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court , 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1962
  • Hawaii, 1962
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs' Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice, Hawaii Governor, 1975 - 1976
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Chairman, Admiralty Rules Committee, 1986 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Williard v. City and County of Honolulu, 323 F.Supp. 666 (D. Hawaii 1971) 
  • Heath v. Matson Nav. Co., 505 F.2d 1115 (Ninth Cir. 1974)
  • Heath v. Matson Nav. Co., 333 F. Supp. 131 (D. Hawaii 1971)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 505 F. 2d 1115 (Ninth Cir. 1974)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 332 F.Supp. 233 (D. Hawaii 1971)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 313 F. Supp. 277 (D. Hawaii 1970)
  • AVEMCO Ins. Co. v. Chung, 388 F. Supp. 142 (D. Hawaii 1975)
  • Vollert v. Summa Corp., 389 F.Supp. 1348 (D. Hawaii 1975)
  • Barron v. U.S., 654 F.2d 644 (Ninth Cir. 1981)
  • Barron v. U.S., 473 F.Supp. 1077 (Hawaii 1979)
  • Takahashi v. Loomis Armored Car Service, 625 F.2d 314 (Ninth Cir. 1980)
  • In re Pago Pago Air Crash of January 30, 1974, 525 F. Supp. 1007 (C.D. Cal. 1981)
  • In re Pago Pago Air Crash of January 30, 1974, 419 F.Supp. 1158 (C.D. Cal. 1976)
  • Sakuda v. Kyodoguimi Co. Ltd., 555 F.Supp. 371 (C.D. Hawaii 1983)
  • Allen v. U.S., 1976 A.C.M. 2571 (E.D. La. 1986)
  • Chuska Energy Co. v. Superior Oil Co., 658 F.Supp. 867 (S.D. Tex. 1987)
  • Ward v. American Hawaii Cruises, Inc., 719 F.Supp. 915 (D. Hawaii 1988)
  • Forbes v. Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corp., 125 F.R.D. 505 (D. Hawaii 1989)
  • Washington Insurance Guaranty Association v. Ramsey, 922 P.2d 237 (Alaska 1996)

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.S. , 1955
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Office Location for Paul F. Cronin

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: 10/18/2019

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