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Geoffrey Hamilton - Honolulu, HI

1003 Bishop StreetSuite 1188 Honolulu, HI 96813

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Updated: 10/29/2018


Geoffrey Hamilton practices family law, emphasizing divorce and child custody. Before co-founding Char Hamilton Taylor & Thom (now Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto), Mr. Hamilton was the partner and co-founder of Hamilton & Taylor (now Taylor Leong & Chee). He began his career as an associate at Chun Kerr & Dodd (now Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong)...

About Geoffrey Hamilton


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Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1970
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1970

Other Affiliations

  • Family Court of the First Circuit of Hawaii, 1988 - Present (Appointed Master Special)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1981 - Present (Fellow)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, 1970 - Present (Member)
  • Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1988 - Present (Chairperson (1990-92 and 1996))
  • State of Hawaii Criminal Injuries Compensation Committee , 1986 - 1991 (Chairperson)
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association, Secretary, 1987
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992 - 1994 (Board Member, Hawaii Lawyers Care)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992 - Present (Certified Arbitrator)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Divorce Proceedings, 2000 - 2001 (Member)
  • Family Law Section, Special Guardian Ad Litem Committee (Co-Chair (1994-1995, 2000))
  • Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Member of Board of Directors)
  • Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association , 1985 - 1989 (Secretary/Director)
  • Village Maluhia Condominium Association, 1981 - 1982 (President)
  • Honolulu Chapter of American Cancer Society, 1985 - 1987 (Board Member)
  • Hawaii International Child Placement and Family Services, Inc., 1978 - 1990 (Board Member and Officer)
  • Kaneohe Neighborhood Board (Past Member)


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1968
  • Riverdale Country School, New York, New York, 1961
  • Town School, Lick-Wilmerding School, San Francisco, California, 1958
  • The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1965
    Major: History

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker - ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2006
  • Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Pacific Law Institute, Lecturer and Panelist, 1977 - 1998
  • Law for the Non-Lawyer, University of Hawaii, 1978 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Geoffrey Hamilton

Included on the 2023 Hawaii list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Hawaii Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Geoffrey Hamilton on Super Lawyers


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 1st - 3rd Editions, Natifeh & Smity, 1982 - Present
  • "AV" Rated - Peer Review
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - 2018
  • Listed by Honolulu Magazine as one of Hawaii's "A+ Attorneys", 1993 - Present
  • Listed by Honolulu Magazine as one of Hawaii's "Best Lawyers", 1999, 2001, 2003, & 2005

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Office Information


1003 Bishop StreetSuite 1188 Honolulu, HI 96813

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday: Closed



  • Editor, Child Custody Section, Hawaii Divorce Manual
  • "Relocation Issues", (Co-Author), ABA Family Law Compendium, 2006
  • "Why is My Client Nuts?...An Inquiry into The Psychodynamics of Divorce", (Co-Author), ABA Family Law Compendium, 1989
  • "Why is My Client Nuts?...An Inquiry into The Psychodynamics of Divorce", (Co-Author), ABA Family Law Compendium, 1993
  • "How to be Effective with Your Divorce Clients", ABA Family Law Compendium, 1997
  • "How to Survive Divorce", ABA Family Advocate, 1990
  • "Divorce: The Emotional Rollercoaster", ABA Family Advocate, Winter, 1990
  • "Why is My Clients Nuts?".. Dealing with Different Divorce Client, II Hawaii Bar Journal, No: 13, 1998
  • "The Nuttiness of Divorce", ABA Family Advocate, Vol. 22 No. 1.

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