Wayne Parsons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Wayne Parsons Law Offices
 | Dillingham Business Center, 1406 Colburn St., Suite 201C
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-845-2211
Fax: 808-843-0106
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    At the Wayne Parsons Law Office, Wayne Parsons is strongly committed to protecting the financial and legal rights of his fellow Hawaiians in personal injury cases. He focuses on a full range of injury matters for clients throughout the islands, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction litigation and medical malpractice.

    Mr. Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering – physics and engineering – mathematics, also minoring in electrical engineering, from the University of Michigan. During a stint working on Maui alongside scientists with the 1969 Apollo moon landing, Mr. Parsons fell in love with the people and culture of the islands. He returned to the University of Michigan to earn his Juris Doctor, then settled permanently in Hawaii.

    Over the years, Mr. Parsons has been extremely active in the legal community, assisting the general public in learning about law and in numerous community service efforts. He founded the People’s Law School, a course designed to teach nonlawyers basic legal knowledge, and was also the founder of the Hawaii Association for Justice. Mr. Parsons served as president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and governor of the American Association for Justice, and is an active member of the Civil Justice Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and the U.S. Green Building Council.

    Mr. Parsons has been given the highest rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a recipient of the HSBA ‘Ikena Award for public education and the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award of Excellence.

    *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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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    About Wayne Parsons

    Admitted: 1975, Hawaii

    Professional Webpage: http://www.wayneparsons.com/about-wayne/

    Honors/Awards:

    • American Association of Justice, Wiedemann Wysocki Award of Excellence Recipient, 1999 - 2002
    • Joint Hawai‘i Legislative Commendation - Peoples’ Law School, 1998
    • Rated 10 out of 10 (Superb) by the attorney rating website Avvo
    • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1991 - Present
    • HSBA Ikena Award for Public Education, 1998
    • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell, 1988
    • Listed in Best Lawyers
    • Wysocki Award American Association of Justice 1998
    • Ikena Award, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1996
    • Rated Hawai‘i Top 25 by SuperLawyers
    • Founder's Award for creating the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii (CLH), 1994
    • SuperLawyer, Law & Politics magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Building Industry Association Hawai‘i
    • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
    • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
    • President, Hawai‘i Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, July 2016
    • Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Committee to Improve Lawyer Reputation, 2004
    • Delegate, Hawaii State Bar Association, World Jury Summit New York City, 1999
    • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1990 - 1991
    • Hawaii Coordinator, Public Justice, 2003 - 2004
    • Past President, Melvin M. Belli Society
    • Founder/President, Hawaii Association for Justice, 1988 - 1992
    • Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2001 - 2002
    • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Bench - Bar Conference Moderator, 2002
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Task Force on Civil Case Management, 1994
    • President, Hawaii State Bar Association, 2006
    • Hawaii Coordinator, Public Justice, 1998 - 1999
    • Governor, American Association of Justice, 1990 - 2016
    • Board of Directors, Public Justice, 2007 - Present
    • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Member, InjuryBoard
    • Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Strategic Planning Committee, 2002 - 2003
    • Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Solicitation & Advertising Committee, 1995 - 2000
    • Hawaii Chair, Public Justice, 2004
    • Hawaii State Bar Association, Judicial Administration Committee, 2003
    • Board of Governors, Public Justice, 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Rotary Club of Honolulu, 2001 - Present
    • Member, Civil Justice & Democracy
    • Board, Construction Specifications Institute, Honolulu Chapter, 2001 - 2009
    • Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation
    • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
    • American Association of Justice, Life Member/Leaders' Forum
    • Member, Civil Justice Foundation
    • Joint Legislative Commendation, Peoples' Law School, 1998
    • President, Construction Specifications Institute – Honolulu Chapter, 2010
    • Member, American Institute of Architects
    • Chair, American Association of Justice, Public Education/Public Interest Programs Committee, 1997 - 2004
    • Founder, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Public Interest Law, 1994
    • Founder, Peoples' Law Schools© Hawaii, 1988
    • President-Elect, Construction Specifications Institute, 2009
    • Member, United States Green Building Council
    • Founder & President, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, 1988 - 1992

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Joint and Several Liability, Hawaii Bar Journal, 2011
    • Voir Dire Tips, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan, B.S., Major: Engineering Mathematics, Minor: Electrical Engineering, 1966
    • University of Michigan, M.S., Major: Physics, 1971

    Industry Groups

    • American Association Of Justice
    • American Institute Of Architects
    • Center For Justice & Democracy
    • Construction Specifications Institute
    • Hawaii Association Of Justice
    • Injury Board
    • Public Justice
    • Roscoe Pound Institute
    • The Belli Society
    • The Leaders' Forum
    • U. S. Green Building Council
    • Volunteer Legal Services Of Hawaii
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    Office Location for Wayne Parsons

    Dillingham Business Center
    1406 Colburn St., Suite 201C
    Honolulu, HI 96817

    Phone: 808-845-2211

    Fax: 808-843-0106

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    Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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