Geoffrey Hamilton

Director

Hamilton

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). He has past experience in securities, real estate/condominium development, limited partnership, corporations, partnerships, construction litigation, and insurance defense.

Education

Admissions

Memberships & Civic Activities

Professional Distinctions

  • Named by Super Lawyers as one of the top twenty-five Super Lawyers in the state (2012).
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Honolulu Family Lawyer of the Year
  • Selected as one of Hawaii's "Super Lawyers" in 2008.
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America" in every edition from 1983 to the present. )
  • Listed by Honolulu Magazine as one of Hawaii’s "A+ Attorneys" (1993).
  • Listed by Honolulu Magazine as one of Hawaii’s "Best Lawyers" (1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005).

Lectures and Panels

  • Speaker, ABA Family Law Section Annual Meetings, Honolulu, 2006, San Francisco, 1997, New York, 1993, Honolulu, 1989.
  • Lecturer and Panelist, Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Pacific Law Institute; various programs, 1977-1998.
  • Lecturer, University of Hawaii, Law for the Non-Lawyer, 1978-1985.

Mr. Hamilton has also written and published many articles for both mainstream and legal media.

Publications

  • Relocation "Settlement Technologies for Relocation Cases", American Journal of Family Law, Volume 22, Number 3, Fall, 2008
  • Guide to the Psychodynamics of a Failing Marriage, Enlightened Divorce and Transition to Your New Life and a Successful New Relationship, 2004
  • "Relocation Issues", ABA Family law Compendium, 2006
  • "Why Is My Client Nuts? . . . An Inquiry Into the Psychodynamics of Divorce"
  • ABA Compendium – ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1989 and 1993; also Divorce Law Update, Vail, Colorado, 1989; revised and republished as "Why Is My Client Nuts? . . . Dealing With the Difficult Divorce Client", Hawaii Bar Journal No. 13, Vol. II, 1998.
  • "Further Reflections on Why My Client Is Nuts . . . An Inquiry Into the Psychodynamics of Divorce (Part II)", updated, revised edition; 1992 Divorce Law Update.
  • "Finding Your Way Through Hell – How to Survive Divorce", Family Advocate, Summer, 1990.
  • "Divorce; the Emotional Rollercoaster", Family Advocate, Winter, 1990.

*All of the Psychodynamics articles were co-authored with Thomas S. Merrill, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and, as to "Relocation Issues", co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Atkinson of Chicago, Illinois.

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