Geoffrey K.S. Komeya joined the firm in 1996. He received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, a member of the National Environmental Moot Court Team, received several American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Tort Law, Insurance Law, Negotiation, Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Advocacy, and Federal Taxation, and co-authored a law review article on Tort law in Hawaii published in 1992. After graduating from law school, Mr. Komeya served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Samuel P. King of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii for one year, and to Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Supreme Court of Hawaii for two years. Mr. Komeya is also a member of the Supreme Court of Hawaii's Standing Committee on the Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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