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John D. Yamane

Personal Injury Attorney


John D. Yamane grew up on a pineapple plantation on Lanai, where his father was a horticulturist for the Dole Pineapple Company.

After earning his law degree in 1978 from the University of Washington School of Law, John clerked under Judge Liem Tuai of the Seattle Superior Court. Returning to Hawaii, John served in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, assisting victims of crime. Since 1981, he has fought for the rights of those injured by the negligent actions of others in more than 25 criminal and civil jury trials.

As a Honolulu personal injury attorney, John is passionate about serving the people of Hawaii and helping them resolve their injury cases in the most effective and timely manner possible. He always places the needs of his clients first and is laser-focused on winning maximum compensation for those who have been injured so that they can focus on their recovery and move on with their lives.

John’s efforts to help others have been recognized by:

  • inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list
  • BV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Recognized among Best Lawyers®


University of Washington School of Law, J.D. – 1978
University of Washington, B.A. – 1975

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