Why Choose Us


Galiher DeRobertis Waxman is a Hawai’i personal injury law firm with over 35 years of experience. We are caring and compassionate. Read more about how we can help you and your family.

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Our Results


Our firm has a proven track record of success. We have recovered over a billion dollars for our clients. We will aggressively and tenaciously pursue your case to achieve the maximum possible recovery.

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Our Team


We handle every case as a team, and we work hard to achieve the best possible result for every client. We will bring this teamwork and expertise to your case.


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Statewide Practice


The Galiher firm proudly represents clients from every island. We have a nationwide reputation for being among the best in the business, and offer the highest quality litigation skills and experience to all of Hawai’i.

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What Clients Say  

…They had Galiher DeRobertis give me a call. And I’m really glad that they did, because having them give me a call, it made me feel very comfortable. Actually, I could talk to them more about this mesothelioma than my doctor. They helped me a lot. At first I didn’t know what I was getting into until the attorneys made me feel really comfortable. They said that this was wrongdoing on the part of the asbestos companies. And, that’s when I found out that we were going after the companies...

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Our Team

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Gary O. Galiher

Attorney & Founder

Gary Galiher, the founder and senior partner of Galiher DeRobertis Waxman, began practicing law in 1977 and founded his own law firm the following year. His trial skills combined with his tenacity and hard work have obtained outstanding recoveries for his clients.

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L. Richard DeRobertis

Lead Appellate Lawyer

L. Richard DeRobertis is the lead appellate lawyer in the firm and second in tenure. Rick has helped to preserve and expand the legal rights of Hawai’i workers and consumers, and represents them against manufacturers of defective products.

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Ilana K. Waxman

Managing Partner

Since joining the Galiher team in 2007, Ilana has focused her practice on clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. She also works on whistleblower cases, pharmaceutical cases, and international claims brought by victims of terrorism.

We bring decades of experience to help you and your family, handle all of our cases individually, and give our clients our personal attention. One of our attorneys will meet with you as soon as possible to learn about your circumstances and answer your questions. Our team will begin working immediately and aggressively to obtain the best result for your case.


We provide free initial consultations. If you believe you or a loved one has a claim or a potential lawsuit, we are willing to meet with you to evaluate your claim with no obligation on your part. To learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact us to receive a free initial consultation.

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Clarisse M. Kobashigawa

Attorney

Clarisse M. Kobashigawa joined Galiher DeRobertis Waxman in 2010 to focus her legal practice on helping those who have been personally injured by the negligence of others.

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Anthony M. Carr

Attorney

Anthony Carr is a 2013 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and an associate with Galiher DeRobertis Waxman.

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Alyssa R. Segawa

Attorney

Alyssa knows what the families of the Galiher firm’s clients are going through, and works hard to make sure that they can enjoy their time with loved ones.