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Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman is a personal injury law firm with over 35 years of experience. We are based in Honolulu with mainland offices in California and Texas.
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Big Island Men Sue Chemical GiantThree lawsuits filed against Monsanto Co. for herbicide and PCB exposure. A Honolulu law firm has filed a trio of product liability civil lawsuits this month on behalf of three Big Island men against the...12May
Important Notice: Check Fraud AlertRecent reports of false checks issued by suspicious third parties using the DeRobertis & Waxman name alarmed our firm. We do not issue these types of checks or any kind of reimbursement installation checks. We...
KHON2: Woman Sues J&J for Mesothelioma DiagnosisHONOLULU (KHON2) — The attorneys representing a Hawaii Island woman diagnosed with mesothelioma are suing Johnson & Johnson and Foodland Super Market, Ltd., for selling talc-based Johnson & Johnson baby powder which was contaminated with...19Nov
Hawaii Residents Suffer Life-Threatening Effects of PesticidesTwo Kihei, Maui children suffered life-threatening birth defects due to pesticide exposure in utero, alleges a recent lawsuit. Chemical and agricultural giant Monsanto excessively sprayed harmful restricted pesticides on corn fields just yards downwind from...
KHON2: Birth Defects Blamed on Monsanto Chemicals in LawsuitTwo Maui families with children born with rare illnesses are suing Monsanto and its parent company Bayer. They claim the company knowingly sprayed harmful chemicals that caused their conditions. Dana Fulton sat looking at photos...24Oct
Adult survivors of child sex abuse are getting a renewed chance at justice.In California, Hawaii, and a handful of other states, new laws are extending the time limit to file a case and allowing survivors to seek legal action and compensation. Survivors who may have been previously...
Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal HealthAs concern grows over the rise in opioid related deaths, we must also consider how the drugs affect the youngest victims and the link to birth defects in developing babies. The damages wrought by the...1Aug
Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States. After a scientific review, the European Union...
The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every AngleThe first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference was held in Dallas, Texas on June 28, 2018, focused on bringing together speakers from all sides to assess the issues surrounding an increasing number of opioid epidemic-related lawsuits. ...16Jul
Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Chlorpyrifos PesticideChlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it. On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and...
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Galiher Law Firm
L. Richard DeRobertis
Lead Appellate Lawyer
L. Richard DeRobertis is the lead appellate lawyer in the firm. Rick has helped to preserve and expand the legal rights of Hawaii's workers and consumers, and represents them in court appeals against manufacturers of defective products.
Ilana K. Waxman
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.
Gary O. Galiher
In Memoriam (1946 - 2016)
Gary Galiher, the founder of Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman, began practicing law in 1977 and started his own law firm the following year. His trial skills combined with his tenacity and hard work obtained outstanding recoveries for his clients.