Over 35 Years of Experience Handling Cases for Hawaii Clients

For more than 35 years, the attorneys at Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman have achieved very favorable results for our clients in asbestos cases and in other personal injury cases.  In the asbestos field alone, we have recovered over $600 million for our clients.  We have also recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients in other personal injury cases.

From the very start of the asbestos litigations, the Galiher Law Firm has made its mark on the national scene.  In 1978, Attorney Gary Galiher filed one of the first asbestos lawsuits, on behalf of an electrician who had contracted mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.  We continue to work with other outstanding plaintiff law firms from around the United States on asbestos and mesothelioma cases.

Our National Presence

We have handled cases for clients who live not only in Hawaii, but in every corner of the United States.  We have traveled to more than 40 states and several foreign countries to work with our clients to ensure that we achieve the best results possible for them. 

Meet the Team

Learn more about attorney Gary Galieher...
Gary Galiher

Founder (1946 - 2016)

Gary Galiher, founder of Galiher DeRobertis Waxman, began practicing law in 1977. His trial skills combined with his tenacity and hard work obtained outstanding recoveries for his clients.


Learn more about attorney L. Richard DeRobertis...
L. Richard DeRobertis

Lead Appellate Lawyer

As lead appellate lawyer, 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.


Learn more about attorney Ilana Waxman...
Ilana Waxman

Managing Partner

As managing partner at the Galiher firm, Ilana focuses her practice on clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, as well as, whistleblower cases, pharmaceutical cases, and other product liability and wrongful death claims.

Learn more about attorney Peter Kraus...
Peter A. Kraus


Peter began his career as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C., and has since focused his practice on toxic torts, False Claims Act whistleblower cases, and pharmaceutical injury litigation. He has tried numerous asbestos, benzene exposure, and pharmaceutical cases to verdict in state and federal courts across the country, including many multimillion-dollar verdicts.

Learn more about attorney Alyssa Segawa...
Alyssa R. Segawa


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.

Learn more about attorney Allison Aoki...
Allison Aoki


Allison started her career representing victims of personal injury and helping local families seek justice against negligent individuals and corporations.

Chris Johnson, Galiher DeRobertis Waxman Attorney
Learn more about attorney Chris Johnson...
Christopher L. Johnson


Chris represents plaintiffs involved in toxic tort and complex civil matters and focuses on helping victims who have been catastrophically injured by dangerous products and toxic substances, including people dealing with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure.

We provide a free initial consultation. 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.

We bring decades of experience to help you and your family, we handle all of our cases individually, and give our clients our personal attention. An attorney 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.