Why Choose Our Law Firm?

Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman is a nationally-renowned personal injury law firm with deep local roots. Since 1978, we have been Hawai‘i’s leading advocate for the underdog. Our firm’s hard work, legal acumen and dedication have enabled us to recover over $1 billion on behalf of our injured clients.

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We Put Our Clients First

We have represented hundreds of Hawai’i families as they deal with cancer and other illnesses. We recognize that your medical care comes before all else. Through our legal work, we consult with the foremost doctors in this area and remain abreast of the latest research and medical treatments. We provide our clients with as much information as possible about their medical concerns. While our information is not a substitute for medical advice, we recognize how important it is for our clients to have as much medical information as possible, so they and their doctor can make the best choice for your care and treatment.

Dedication to Our Clients

Gary Galiher, our founder, built our law firm on a solid foundation of dedication to our clients. We know how a serious injury or death affects the whole family. For over four decades we have carefully and compassionately protected the interests of our clients through the Hawai‘i legal system. We provide personal and respectful attention to our clients. Our clients are not cases: they are people whose well-being we genuinely care about.

Experienced Trial Lawyers with Multi-Million Dollar Results

Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. With 250+ jury trials under our belts, our attorneys have a deserved reputation for successfully fighting for the little guy. The firm’s track record of multi-million dollar jury trial verdicts is key to our ability to secure high settlements in those cases that do not proceed to trial.

Significant Financial Resources

In today’s legal system, very few personal injury cases go to trial. One reason for this is that some Hawai‘i firms and solo practitioners simply do not have the experience or resources necessary to litigate a case to a jury verdict. We have the funds to succeed against insurance companies and other well-financed entities. With our significant financial means, we do not cut corners. At Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman, we hire the nation’s most preeminent experts to prove our clients’ cases.

Decades of Experience

The lawyers and paralegals at our firm have worked together on thousands of asbestos cases. We will bring decades of collective experience to help you and your family. Our founder, Gary Galiher, brought one of the first mesothelioma cases in the country and was among the first lawyers to investigate and develop the case against the asbestos companies. Each member of the firm has developed a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues surrounding mesothelioma. As a result, we have extensive resources and experience related to all issues involved in these cases, including asbestos products, job sites, industry knowledge, asbestos hazards, and mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment, to name just a few. Our team approach will lead to the most favorable outcome of your case.

Track Record of Success

When a law firm has a long-established history of being awarded large jury verdicts at trial, the insurance companies think twice. Insurance companies are in the risk assessment business — they back off when they know that a law firm is willing and able to go to trial. Attorneys who are accomplished jury trial practitioners receive larger settlements. Insurance companies simply do not want the risk of a jury trial when they are going up against top trial attorneys who have the resources to work tirelessly so that their clients can receive the maximum recovery possible.

Highly Skilled Support Staff

The veteran staff at Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman contribute greatly to our proven track record of success. Unlike smaller firms or solo practitioners, our attorneys are backed by a well-trained and skilled support staff. Paralegals, investigators, secretaries, administrators, information technology experts, and an experienced medical director all work in tandem to assist our clients. Our office is furnished with modern, cutting-edge technology to help us do our job for you.

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About Our Founder

Gary O. Galiher

Gary Galiher, the late founder of Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman, began practicing law in 1977 and started his own law firm the following year when he took on the first mesothelioma case in Hawai’i. We are proud to carry on his legacy, his personal commitment and his willingness to take on big organizations and companies on behalf of our clients.


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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