Family Support

Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman has successfully represented hundreds of Hawai‘i families in cases over the past 35 years. Because these cases present unique factual, medical, and legal issues, it is essential to choose an experienced firm. But it is also important to choose a local firm that understands the emotional stress that you and your loved one are facing as you deal with this devastating diagnosis, and can offer you the support you need.

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We Understand Your Emotional and Financial Stress

The Hawai‘i mesothelioma lawyers at Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman understand the emotional and financial stress you are facing. We are aware of the financial pressures that mount because of the medical care that is required. You may be required to fly to the mainland for special treatment, and there are numerous costs that are not covered by medical insurance. We will help you with these economic challenges by identifying your potential sources of financial support. We will also work tirelessly on your case to obtain the most favorable financial result possible for you and your family.

Our Local Clients Have Experienced Our Support

We are also there to provide the emotional support that you and your family need at this difficult time. Our clients deeply appreciate this support that we have given them.
The widow of one of our clients wrote to us recently about her husband’s case:

“I want to thank you and your entire team for being our advocates. The settlement was beyond expectation, even when your long-standing reputation is considered. That said, it is the professionalism and expertise delivered with so much consideration and kindness that I truly appreciate and respect. I will always be grateful for the time and care everyone put into our case and the peace of mind it provided my husband when he needed it the most.”
~Debbie K.

Another Hawai‘i widow expressed her appreciation for the care, compassion and support she found at Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman:

“When my husband was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 49, we were in a state of shock. We were looking for someone to help us get through the asbestos nightmare we were living. Then we called the law offices of Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman. What we found were a group of people who were caring, compassionate, and supportive. It was obvious to us that they were passionate about their work and that they truly cared about us.

It also helped that they were unbelievably knowledgeable in all of the asbestos issues, and consequently represented us completely and diligently. The award obtained was far beyond anything that we could ever have imagined. Slade passed away at the age of 51. But he died knowing that I was taken care of financially for the rest of my life. That was extremely important to him. I will always be grateful to Gary and Jeff.”
~Patty S.


One of our local clients said she felt like she was part of “one big family” when she was represented by the Galiher Law Firm. Even today she stay in touch with the firm:

“From the very first time we met the attorneys, we had such a good feeling. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help us.

I had been a nurse, and I took care of Joe from the beginning, when he was first diagnosed. As Joe got worse and couldn’t travel, the attorneys would come to our house to meet him. Even the staff would come and bring papers for Joe to sign. I found that they were all very compassionate and were a great support when things got really bad.

I still call the office to keep in touch with the attorneys and staff, and they always have time for me. I can’t say enough about Gary, Richard and the staff. When you first enter their office, you get the feeling that its one big family, and you’re part of it. That’s what you really need when you are faced with such a big problem.”
~Darlene D.


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About Our Founder

Gary O. Galiher

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Our Core Values

We take your case personally and put your needs first. That means you will receive individual attention from our attorneys who work as a team. We leverage our vast experience and resources to ensure you get the best possible results, even if that means going to court. No kou pono drives our resolve — everything we do is on your behalf. And at the end of the day, nothing is more important to us than honesty and integrity.

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Our Results

We fearlessly take on large companies on behalf of locals and win. With over $1 billion in recoveries our track record speaks for itself. For decades, we’ve negotiated substantial settlements, obtained successful verdicts at trial and have been successful at appeal.

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No Recovery, No Fee

If there’s no recovery in your case, you will not
have to pay a fee. We handle everything on a
contingency basis.


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We Can Help

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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