R. Patrick McPherson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Attorney at Law
 | American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop St., Suite 1330
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-537-5600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

R. Patrick McPherson is a Honolulu, Hawaii, attorney who focuses his practice on criminal defense, particularly traffic and DUI defense. With his firm, the Law Office of R. Patrick McPherson, he represents clients throughout the Hawaiian Islands who have been accused of drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, hit and run and other offenses.

After graduating from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McPherson earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law. He also attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Graduate Institute for Economics and International Relations, also in Geneva.

Licensed to practice in Hawaii for 20 years, Mr. McPherson has earned recognition as an authority on DUI law and DUI defense. Since 2008, he has helped the Hawaii State Legislature with its drafting of multiple statues involving DUI. He was also appointed by the Hawaii governor to a task force that helped draft the state's ignition interlock law, which allows those who have been convicted of drunk driving offenses to avoid losing their driving privileges.

The vice president of the Hawaii chapter of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. McPherson hosts an annual conference in Las Vegas for the organization. He also serves as a Hawaii state delegate for the National College for DUI Defense.

Mr. McPherson serves as an adjunct professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and frequently lectures for professional groups, military organizations and others on topics including traffic safety and DUI law. He is frequently quoted in news media, including the Honolulu Advertiser.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (100%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010

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About Patrick McPherson

Admitted: 1996, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://www.patrickmcphersondui.com/about

Honors and Awards:

  • Hawaii State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense
  • Widener University School of Law, Distinguished Alumni

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Highway Traffic Administration, Standard Field Sobriety Course

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice President, Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012 - present
  • Pennsylvania (not active)
  • Hawaii

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas, 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas, 2008
  • Hawaii Conference on DUI, 2006
  • National College for DUI Defense conference, Honolulu HI, 2005
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas, 2004
  • First National DUI Conference (NACDL), 1997
  • Host and organizer, 2016: 6th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Host and organizer, 2015: 5th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Host and organizer, 2014: 4th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Host and organizer, 2013: 3rd Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Host and organizer, 2012: 2nd Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Host and organizer, 2011: 1st Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • Adjunct Professor, John H. Burns School of Medicine

Educational Background:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • The Graduate Institute for Economics and International Relations, Geneva Switzerland
  • The University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Pennsylvania State University
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Office Location for R. Patrick McPherson

American Savings Bank Tower
1001 Bishop St., Suite 1330
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-537-5600

 

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Last Updated: 6/28/2017

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