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Vladimir Devens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Law Offices of Vladimir P. Devens, LLC
707 RIchards Street, Suite PH-1
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-528-5003
Fax: 808-254-6872
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Hawaii Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, General Litigation
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Attorney Profile

Vladimir Devens is a prominent personal injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his more than 33 years of practice, he has represented victims injured in wrongful death cases, motor vehicle accidents, moped/bicycle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bite cases, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and many other types of cases.  He has helped his clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.  The Devens Law Firm serves the Honolulu area and also the neighbor islands of Hawaii.

After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an economics degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Devens earned a law degree from the UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall.  He is licensed to practice in all of the Hawaii state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is also certified as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

Active in a number of professional organizations, Mr. Devens serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii State Bar Association and is a member of the Hawaii Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society.  Active in his local community, Mr. Devens also serves on the board of directors for Honolulu Crime Stoppers.

Mr. Devens has served as a presenter at various seminars and conferences in Hawaii and throughout the country including as a keynote speaker at Harvard Law School. He has also co-authored articles for publications including the Hawaii Bar Journal and for organizations such as the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Mr. Devens has received a number of honors over the course of his career.  He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America."

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Vladimir Devens

First Admitted: 1987, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://pacificlaw.com/vladimir-p-devens

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Mock Trial 2017-Judge (February 14, 2017)
  • Access to Justice Center-Volunteer (February 5, 2018)
  • Speaker for SHOPO Honolulu Chapter re: fiduciary duties (February 9, 2018)
  • Speaker for Work Injury Medical Association of Hawaii (September 28, 2018)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Civil Law Forum-Coordinator (October 16, 2018)
  • Courts in the Community-Volunteer, Kaimuki High School (October 2018)
  • Courts in the Community-Volunteer, Kalani High School (November 2018)
  • Access to Justice Center-Volunteer (March 11, 13, 2019)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference-Attorney Group Leader (October 11, 2019)
  • Courts in the Community-Volunteer, Waianae High School (November 2019) 
  • Access to Justice Center-Volunteer (March 4, 2020)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Civil Forum-Coordinator (October 30, 2020)
  • Speaker for United Public Workers Business Agents Training Workshop-Worker’s Compensation (July 21, 2020)
  • Best Practices for Communication with Clients-Presenter (November 9, 2020)
  • Speaker for United Public Workers Business Agents Training Workshop-Grievances (February 4, 2021)
  • National Student Trial Advocacy Competition-Mock trial presiding judge (March 6, 2021)
  • Access to Justice Center-Volunteer (March 10 and 24, 2021)
  • Judge, Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Mock Trial 2017, 2017
  • Speaker for SHOPO Business Agents Training Workshop (12/13/12)
  • Harvard Law School: Lecturer at the Labor and Worklife Program, 13th Annual Police Union Leadership Seminar (4/27/12)
  • Speaker for SHOPO Contract Negotiation Workshop (September 29, 2015)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 10, 2011)
  • Hawaii Bar Journal (publication), “Joint and Several Liability,” Co-Author (May, 2011)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 11, 2010)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Engineers Association (November 18, 2009)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 12, 2009)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 13, 2008)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Association of Security Directors (October 3, 2008)
  • Speaker for SHOPO Union Officials Training Workshop (June 16, 2008)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Engineers Association (February 14, 2008)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Hotel Association of Security Directors (October 18, 2007)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (2007)
  • Contributing Author to the Hawaii State Bar Association’s annual seminar litigation manual (2006)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and its impact on collective bargaining agreements (February 6, 2004)
  • Speaker at Lorman’s Seminar on Automobile Accident Law (May 21, 2003)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and its impact on collective bargaining agreements (January 16, 2003)
  • Speaker before SHOPO regarding the Fair Labor and Standards Act and collective bargaining (April 12, 2002)
  • Speaker at Kapiolani Community College, paralegal class (1998)
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 13, 2013)
  • Speaker before Hawaii Claim Association, Inc. (September 19, 2014)  
  • William Richardson School of Law, Susan B. McKay Intramural Oral Advocacy Competition-Judge (September 20, 2014)

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $30 million employment case settlement, $3.8 million assault case settlement, $3.5 million car accident settlement, $1.5 million trip and fall settlement $1.1 million verdict child abuse case, $1.0 million car accident settlement, $350,000 work injury settlement. 

Representative Clients

  • Chief Counsel-State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers; Outside Counsel-Hawaii State Teachers Association

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Hawaii State Courts
  • American Association for Justice
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Judicial Administration Committee
  • American Judicature Society

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers by Key Professional Media, Inc.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, CrimeStoppers Honolulu, Inc.
  • AYSO/HYSA Soccer
  • ASA Softball
  • Board of Directors, Hawaii State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Economics, Magna cum laude, High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, UC Berkeley Economics Honor Society  

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association; American Association For Justice
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Office Location for Vladimir Devens

707 RIchards Street
Suite PH-1
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-528-5003

Fax: 808-254-6872

Last Updated: 6/22/2022

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