Paul F. Cronin

Top rated transportation & maritime attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii

Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks
Paul F. Cronin
Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks

Practice Areas: Transportation & maritime, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Hawaii since: 1962

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010

Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks

841 Bishop Street
Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813 Visit website


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

Transportation/maritime, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Railroad accident, Admiralty & maritime law, Transportation law, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 60% Transportation/maritime
  • 40% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1962, Hawaii

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Hawaii, 1962
  • U.S. Supreme Court , 1976
  • Federal Bar Association, Chairman, Admiralty Rules Committee, 1986 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs' Attorneys
  • Alaska, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1962
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Hawaii Governor, 1975 - 1976
  • Montana, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • Barron v. U.S., 473 F.Supp. 1077 (Hawaii 1979)
  • AVEMCO Ins. Co. v. Chung, 388 F. Supp. 142 (D. Hawaii 1975)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 505 F. 2d 1115 (Ninth Cir. 1974)
  • Ward v. American Hawaii Cruises, Inc., 719 F.Supp. 915 (D. Hawaii 1988)
  • Williard v. City and County of Honolulu, 323 F.Supp. 666 (D. Hawaii 1971) 
  • Sakuda v. Kyodoguimi Co. Ltd., 555 F.Supp. 371 (C.D. Hawaii 1983)
  • Takahashi v. Loomis Armored Car Service, 625 F.2d 314 (Ninth Cir. 1980)
  • Vollert v. Summa Corp., 389 F.Supp. 1348 (D. Hawaii 1975)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 332 F.Supp. 233 (D. Hawaii 1971)
  • Forbes v. Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corp., 125 F.R.D. 505 (D. Hawaii 1989)
  • Heath v. Matson Nav. Co., 505 F.2d 1115 (Ninth Cir. 1974)
  • Allen v. U.S., 1976 A.C.M. 2571 (E.D. La. 1986)
  • In re Pago Pago Air Crash of January 30, 1974, 525 F. Supp. 1007 (C.D. Cal. 1981)
  • Barron v. U.S., 654 F.2d 644 (Ninth Cir. 1981)
  • Saint Paul Marine Transp. Corp. v. Cerro Sales Corp., 313 F. Supp. 277 (D. Hawaii 1970)
  • Washington Insurance Guaranty Association v. Ramsey, 922 P.2d 237 (Alaska 1996)
  • Heath v. Matson Nav. Co., 333 F. Supp. 131 (D. Hawaii 1971)
  • Chuska Energy Co. v. Superior Oil Co., 658 F.Supp. 867 (S.D. Tex. 1987)
  • In re Pago Pago Air Crash of January 30, 1974, 419 F.Supp. 1158 (C.D. Cal. 1976)
Educational Background:
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.S. , 1955

Office location for Paul F. Cronin

841 Bishop Street
Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-600-3514


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010

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