Get on the path to results today.
Get on the path to results today.
At DWong Legal Services, I specialize in bringing the law to your corner. I am dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions I can take on your behalf. I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
I was born and raised here on the Island of Oahu, State of Hawaii. I attended the Kamehemeha Preparatory Schools and subsequently graduated from the Punahou High School Academy in 1977. I earned both my undergraduate degree and Law School Degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
As a Chinese / Hawaiian native born resident of the State of Hawaii I am very familiar with the cultures and attitudes of a multi-cultural community and the intricacies needed in navigating through a unique criminal justice system here in Hawaii. Spending most of my years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney I have become very familiar with the Judicial system not only from the perspective of a Prosecutor and a Criminal Defense Attorney, but from a Judge's perspective as well. With these varying perspectives of experiences, I feel I can effectively help you navigate through the sometimes very intricate and confusing network of the Criminal Justice System.
I have been practicing in the area of Criminal Law since 1985. With over 130 Jury trials taken to verdict, I have developed a firm working knowledge in the Criminal Trial process and a proven track record of success both as a former Prosecuting Attorney and Attorney General as well as a Criminal Defense Attorney. I will use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need.
Leading a successful career as an attorney, I have worked on hundreds of cases involving tax fraud, theft, and domestic violence. A member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, I have served clients on all Islands throughout the State. Today, I work as a criminal defense attorney in Kailua. Prior to my current position, I gained legal experience spanning over 35 years. As a former Deputy Attorney General, I worked on many cases, including social welfare fraud and sex offender registration violations. Past roles included supervising investigations, preparing charging documents, and leading jury trials.
While an undergraduate student, I studied business management and finance. Later, I was awarded the Scott B. Brown academic scholarship award for my law studies at the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. After graduating from law school, I received special training in white-collar and violent crimes.
Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Jan 01, 2014 Outcome: guilty Description: Kalihi Boarding home burnt to ground by former tenant killing handicapped victim trapped in home.
Murder of homosexual visiting UH Professor Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Jan 01, 2012 Outcome: guilty Description: Homosexual visiting Professor killed by enraged Defendant when Professor made sexual advances
Kaneohe Bay Murder trial Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Jan 01, 2009 Outcome: guity verdicts Description: Murder involving out of state Defendants
Bishop Estate Trustee charged with Lanikai car chase Practice Area: DUI and DWI Date: Jan 01, 2009 Outcome: plea agreement reached Description: Bishop Estate trustee chases down a car filled with teenagers who egged his home in Lanikai.
Tourist killed in one-punch case Practice Area: Violent crime Date: Jan 01, 2008 Outcome: guilty Description: Tourist to Hawaii killed at Zablan beach in Nanakuli on first night of visit to Hawaii.
Hula Teacher sex assault case Practice Area: Sex crime Date: Jan 01, 1998 Outcome: pled guilty Description: Famous Kumuhula charged and convicted of sex assault on minor-aged children
Federal Marshal charged with sex assault Practice Area: Federal crime Date: Jan 01, 1998 Outcome: acquittal Description: Federal marshal charged with sex assault on mentally retarded federal employee