Wayne Parsons

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii

Wayne Parsons Law Offices
Wayne Parsons
Wayne Parsons Law Offices

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Hawaii since: 1975

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Wayne Parsons Law Offices

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


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1975, Hawaii

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

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
  • 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
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

Office location for Wayne Parsons

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

Phone: 808-845-2211


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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