Concentrating in DUI & Traffic Law in Hawaii
SERVING HAWAII SINCE 1996

About Us

Area of Concentration

The Practice is limited to the areas of Criminal and traffic defense with an emphasis in DUI and traffic law.

Mr. McPherson opened his solo practice in April of 2005 after practicing criminal and traffic law for 9 years with another firm.


R. Patrick McPherson

Education

Attended:
R. Patrick McPhersonThe Pennsylvania State University
The University of Geneva, Switzerland
The Graduate InstituteĀ 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)

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


Supporting Staff

Amy Chan

Amy ChanAmy Chan joined the firm in January 2012. Before Joining the firm, Ms. Chan attended Gonzaga University School of Law, during which time she clerked for the Honorable Jerome Leveque at the Spokane Superior Court.  After earning her Juris Doctorate, she returned to Hawaii and clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Town.  Ms. Chan then spent over four years at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney completed numerous jury and bench trials, ranging from felonies, misdemeanors, domestic violence and traffic cases.

Education

Kalani High School, 1999
BA in Political Science, University of Manoa, 2002
J.D., Gonzaga School of Law, 2006

Bar Admissions

Hawaii State Bar, 2007

Memberships

Hawaii State Bar Association
Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense

Firm History

R. Patrick McPherson started practicing law in Hawaii in September of 1996.

He practiced in the area of DUI and traffic law for 9 years with a criminal defense firm.

In April of 2005 Mr. McPherson started his own firm which concentrates in the area of DUI, Traffic, and Criminal defense.

Attorney Matthew Anbe has assisted the firm since its inception in 2005.