Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10
ATLA Top 100
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013
Consumer Action Website
This site includes a listing of state, city and local consumer protection
offices to assist individuals in filing complaints about products
or services in the appropriate agency.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Consumer Product Safety- including a database of recalled products
by type, description, manufacturer or month and year of recall.
Forms are also provided for reporting product-related injuries
to the CPSC, as well as research reports and publications.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Select "Information for Consumers" on the right side of the page
to gain access to topics related to many drugs, cosmetics,
medical devices and other products. Forms are also provided
for reporting drug reactions, food-borne illnesses, etc.
U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service
This is a branch of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture dedicated
to information on food product recalls, federal food
recall cases, and forms for reporting food product complaints.
Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory
The University of Nebraska tests tractors manufactured in the U.S.
Test results dating back to 1999 are available for free- some
older test results and more complete documents can also be obtained for a fee.
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA provides information on defective cars, trucks,
other vehicles and vehicle components, including
tires, car seats, and recall items. The searchable database of consumer
complaints goes back to 1995. Information for filing a complaint
is also provided.
A "one-stop" shop for U.S. governmental recall information.
Center for Auto Safety
Vehicle and vehicle component safety information-
Cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Recalls,
investigations, lawsuits and action alerts.
Eli Lilly Clinical Trial Registry
Summaries of Eli Lilly clinical trials and a
glossary of clinical trial terminology.
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Trial Register
Clinical trial drug studies for Glaxo Wellcome,
SmithKlineBeecham and others.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The insurance industry supported organization tests vehicles
and posts results online. Searchable by make and model.
Website is searchable by topic.
American Society for Testing and Materials
Technical information about materials standards, products,
systems and services and worldwide standards for compliance.
American National Standards Institute
Information about materials standards, products,
systems and services- and voluntary standards for compliance
in the U.S.
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
William H. Lawson, Esq.
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813
New client hotline:
Pearl City, Aiea and Waipahu:
Main business phone:
Directions to Honolulu office
HI accident news
Court cases re:
Hawaii accident law
Products Liability - Cases & Comment
Jones Act- maritime law and seaman cases
The Constitution Of The State Of Hawaii
Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News
An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).