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Philip H. Lowenthal - Seattle, WA

705 2nd AveSuite 800 Seattle, WA 98104

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Updated: 03/15/2023

Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


Philip Lowenthal has been Of Counsel with Menzer Law since 2012 and has practiced law in Hawaii for more than 40 years.

The first Deputy Public Defender on Maui, Phil specializes in federal criminal defense and civil litigation, including complex personal injury cases. He is an accomplished trial lawyer and an expert on both the Federal and Hawaii Rules of Evidence who is also known for his legendary Evidence seminars...

About Philip H. Lowenthal

Practice Areas

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1970
  • California, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure, 1986 (Member)
  • Hawaii Judicial Conference, 1985 - 1987 (Member)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, 1986 (Chairman: Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, 1990 (Member, Committee on Hawaii Criminal Jury Instructions)
  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1979 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1979 - Present (Member)
  • American Board of Criminal lawyers, 1982 (Governor)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Evidence, 1993 - Present
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, Board Counsel, 2018 - Present


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1969
  • Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1966

Past Positions

  • Lowenthal & August, 1981 - 2002
  • State of Hawaii, Supervising Deputy Public Defender, Maui County, 1970 - 1979

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy,
  • Adjunct Professor, Evidence for Lawyers & Paralegals, Maui Community College,


Other Sources of Feedback About Philip H. Lowenthal

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 Philip H. Lowenthal on Super Lawyers


  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow, 1979
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyer in America for the last 25 years


Office Information


705 2nd AveSuite 800 Seattle, WA 98104

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