A single parent of two daughters, Mr. Nakamura chose to dedicate his legal career to helping those who needed him most, injured people and their families seeking compassion and guidance.
We are an experienced law firm committed to fight for injured people and their families. For over twenty five years we successfully handled hundreds of injury lawsuits, winning large awards for many of our clients. We do not give up until you get what you deserve.
We are a full service law firm. Attorney Derek Nakamura and his dedicated staff treat all clients with respect and address all of their needs. Mr. Nakamura is personally involved as he takes you step-by-step though the legal process. He always listens and makes sure you understand what must be done to achieve the best outcome.
Law Firm History:
Mr. Nakamura was a partner in the successful personal injury law firm then known as Galiher DeRobertis Nakamura Ono and practiced there for over 18 years before entering his current practice over 10 years ago. While at the Galiher law firm, he represented numerous victims of car accidents, work place accidents, wrongful employment practices, and injured asbestos victims. In 2004, Mr. Nakamura left the Galiher firm and became of counsel to the highly regarded law firm King Nakamura & Chun-Hoon, a champion of underprivileged working people.
Who Is This Lawyer:
Mr. Nakamura was born in Hawaii in 1955. He was raised in Kalihi where he learned first hand how people can be treated unfairly and how you need a strong voice to protect your rights. He began to understand that he could provide that voice for those in need.
Mr. Nakamura is a product of the University of Hawaii earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree in philosophy, and his law degree at the University of Hawaii.
In law school, Mr. Nakamura honed his skills in preparation for personal injury litigation and was chosen to represent the William S. Richardson School of Law in the 1985 national moot court competition.
In 1986, Mr. Nakamura began his formal practice of law and soon earned a reputation for honesty and integrity. He was not afraid to challenge well-financed, large corporations or even the State and Federal government. In his 28 year career, he has fought for the rights of injury victims and their families securing large settlements, awards, and verdicts from insurance companies, large corporations, and the State.
Despite his devotion to his practice, Mr. Nakamura also served on various Boards of Directors for non-profit organizations. When he is not occupied with business, he enjoys a wide range of water sports and pocket billiards, a game he insists is his form of golf. When he is feeling particularly relaxed, he likes to watch reruns of "The West Wing" and envision a world with a type of government which genuinely cares for all in need.
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With over 25 years of serving justice in the courtroom, Attorney Derek Nakamura and his dedicated firm have devoted their time to helping clients who have been injured. By carefully listening and explaining the legal process step-by-step, Attorney Nakamura and his staff will help you fight to receive the best possible outcome for your case.
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