About Us

RELY ON HONOLULU'S QUALIFIED DUI LAWYER

Portrait of R. Patrick McPherson and Amy Chan

BACKGROUND

If you are seeking an experienced DUI lawyer, you can count on R. Patrick McPherson. Our legal office specializes in criminal and traffic defense and concentrates in DUI and traffic law.  Mr. McPherson has been practicing law in Hawaii for the last 20 years and has practiced DUI and traffic law with a criminal defense for over 10 years. He began his own firm in April 2005. If you need legal representation, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We offer free initial consultations.

EDUCATION

Attended:
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The University of Geneva, Switzerland 
  • The Graduate Institute for Economics and International Relations, Geneva Switzerland
Graduated:
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Widener University School of Law, Distinguished Alumni
Adjunct Professor:
  • John H. Burns School of Medicine
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
  • National Highway Traffic Administration, Standard Field Sobriety Course
  • Hawaii State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense
  • Lecturer for DUI classes and Traffic Safety for both civilian and military
LAW PRACTICE
  • Licensed in Hawaii and Pennsylvania (not active)
  • Vice President, Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: 2012 - present
Our law office organizes and hosts an annual conference in Las Vegas for the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has involved over 150 attendees (see continuing legal education below)

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
  • 1997 First National DUI Conference (NACDL)
  • 2004 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas
  • 2005 National College for DUI Defense conference, Honolulu HI.
  • 2006 Hawaii Conference on DUI
  • 2008 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas
  • 2010 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Conference, Las Vegas
Host and organizer:
  • 2011: 1st Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • 2012: 2nd Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • 2013: 3rd Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • 2014: 4th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • 2015: 5th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
  • 2016: 6th Annual HACDL Conference in Las Vegas
LEGISLATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • An advocate for DUI legislation, specifically involving ignition interlock law. From 2008 through 2016 Mr. McPherson has helped draft multiple statutes in which legislature was passed involving DUI cases and the ignition interlock program.
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