Attorneys At Law Bervar & Jones

Serving All Of Hawaii Islands with
150 years of Legal Experience
Bervar & Jones Attorneys At Law

Welcome to
Bervar & Jones

is a full service law firm offering experienced quality legal representation in a variety of areas. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following fields of law:

Criminal Defense in both Federal and State Courts, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death, Divorce and Family Law, Real Estate, Business Disputes and Counseling, Collections, Wills and Trust and Landlord / Tenants Disputes.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Representing persons accused or under investigation for criminal offenses in both Federal and State Courts. Bervar & Jones has extensive experience in representing people in a wide range of charges.

PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH

Auto accidents, medical and other professional malpractice, product defects, air craft accidents, injuries on business premises and accidents involving visitors to Hawaii.

WILLS & TRUSTS

Litigation involving wills and trusts disputes of all kinds, including challenging or defending estate plans, claims of mismanagement of estates. We can also assist in processing of probates through the court system.

Who We Are

About Our Law Firm

About Us
Providing legal services across the Hawaiian islands

At Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law, defending we the people of Hawaii in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation and family law. With a combined 150 years of experience, our attorneys strive to get all the clients who walk through our doors the results they rightfully deserve. As general practitioners, we take on all kinds of cases, including everything from divorce proceedings to criminal felony charges.

Our staff is dedicated to providing effective legal counsel at affordable rates. We know the law, and we have compassion for every client. Over the years, we have provided clients with excellent care and results, and we have received high praise from both the people we serve and our fellow attorneys.

Legal Team

Our Attorneys

Birney B. Bervar
Birney B. Bervar
Partner
Ward D. Jones
Ward D. Jones
Partner
Thuan Costa
Associate
Bernice Krause
Associate
Keola Fong
Associate
Jacqueline Thurston
Of Counsel
Ryan Lorenzo
Associate

What We Do

Services

COMPASSIONATE ASSISTANCE WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A CRIME. Getting arrested can be an embarrassing and horrifying experience. It may affect every aspect of your life, including your bank account, your job and even the relationships you have within your family. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Hawaii, the attorneys at Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law are here to protect your legal rights and help you attain the best possible result for your case.

Committed to providing results for Hawaii clients

Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law has represented hundreds of clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from traffic offenses to serious felonies, including assault and battery, sexual offenses, theft, drug crimes, motor vehicle crimes, DWI/DUI, white collar crime, and more. In addition, we can help you clear your criminal record and get past criminal charges sealed or expunged. Whatever your legal dilemma may be, we have the experience and ability to provide a helping hand and extricate you from legal trouble.


Birney B. Bervar

Birney B. Bervar

Birney Bervar has been practicing in the field of criminal law since 1983. Mr. Bervar graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Accounting from the University of Washington in 1981, and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Mr. Bervar worked as a student public defender in Washington D.C., while he completed his last year at Georgetown Law Center.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Bervar served five years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Bervar was a felony trial prosecutor on all types of cases ranging from theft and fraud, to assault and first degree murder. As a prosecutor, Mr. Bervar handled all the county's felony Vehicular Homicide and Assault cases, and taught prosecution skills to other prosecutors in the State of Washington.

Mr. Bervar moved to Hawaii in 1989 to work as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Hawaii. Mr. Bervar was an Assistant Federal Public Defender from 1989 to 1993 representing people charged with federal crimes who could not afford to retain an attorney. As an Assistant Federal Public Defender, Mr. Bervar was the trial attorney for a number of high profile and complex cases.

Since 1993, Mr. Bervar has been in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he continues to concentrate on the defense of criminal cases in federal and state courts. Mr. Bervar has successfully defended hundreds of people and businesses accused of criminal offenses from minor traffic charges to federal death penalty cases. In 2002, Mr. Bervar became a founding partner of Bervar & Jones, a law firm which offers legal services in a variety of areas.

Mr. Bervar was president of the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1995, its Vice-President in 1994, and was a member of its Board of Directors from 1991-2004. Mr. Bervar was President of the Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter, from 1991 - 1993. Mr. Bervar was the Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney National Representative for the District of Hawaii from 1995 - 2002 and a District of Hawaii Judicial Conference Delegate from 2002 - 2004. He has been rated as a "Super Lawyer" since Super Lawyers began their rating in Hawaii in 2008. Mr. Bervar has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100" Lawyer. He is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Auto accidents, medical and other professional malpractice, product defects, air craft accidents, injuries on business premises, accidents involving visitors to Hawaii , accidents on watercraft or doing other ocean activities. We have been helping injured Hawaiians for over 30 years.

Litigation involving wills and trusts disputes of all kinds, including challenging or defending estate plans, claims of mismanagement of estates. We can also assist in processing of probates through the court system including liquidation of estate assets.

Real estate disputes of all kinds including title disputes, boundary disputes, adverse possession, residential and commercial lease rent arbitration of mandatory lease to fee conversion, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, failure to disclose construction defects or other defects, misrepresentation in sales transactions, real property tax appeals. We can assist you in your Hawaii real estate transactions.

Business disputes including breach of contract, collection matters, shareholder/director disputes, partnership disputes, insurance disputes. We can assist in your incorporation, dissolution, or sale/purchase of a Hawaii business.

Helping businesses and individuals successfully resolve disputes

- Business litigation
- Breach of contract
- Property damage
- Personal injury claims
-Insurance claims
- Construction litigation
- Consumer litigation
- Products liability
- Product defects
- Torts

The best way to deal with civil litigation is to establish a relationship with a law firm that will help you avoid it. The attorneys at Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law will advise you on how to establish sound practices and draft strong contracts to protect you. If you are facing a lawsuit, we will create a strong response within the limited legal timeline. We will arrive at the best negotiated solution or go to bat for you at trial. We can help business owners navigate the court system and avoid some of the inherent disadvantages in the defense of these types of suits.

Collection disputes of all types including both secured and unsecured debts, real estate, foreclosures, attachment and garnishments.

Contested and uncontested Divorce, child custody, paternity, restraining orders, prenuptial and antnuptial agreements.

Full-service family law firm in Honolulu

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, the attorneys at Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.

We have served families in Hawaii for decades. Our family law attorneys provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

- Adoption
- Alimony
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Divorce
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Mediation
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

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An experienced staff with clients’ best interests in mind

At Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law, our staff is dedicated to providing effective legal counsel at affordable rates. We know the law, and we have compassion for every client. Over the years, we have provided clients with excellent care and results, and we have received high praise from both the people we serve and our fellow attorneys. At Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law, you get:

Effective, affordable legal counsel – Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law is the official LegalShield provider firm for Hawaii. We help people in the middle class gain access to a wide range of services at affordable rates.

Experienced legal minds – The eight lawyers at our firm have 150 combined years of legal experience. We have seen vast numbers of cases during our careers, so we have answers at the ready for many kinds of legal problems.

Highly-acclaimed service – Our firm is respected throughout Hawaii. You can rest assured that your case will be taken care of by professionals with a firm understanding of the law.

We are an Official LegalShield Firm

How to use your LegalShield Membership: Click Here

Bervar & Jones, Attorneys at Law has been the LegalShield Provider Firm for Hawaii since 2002. The firm is committed to delivering quality legal services at affordable rates, while maintaining the highest degree of customer service possible.

When you become a member of LegalShield in Hawaii, you can be assured that your firm is one of the best. Along with having qualified and knowledgeable attorneys on your side, you will also find our lawyers to be concerned and caring. This is true whether the attorney is handling a million dollar case or a $10.00 case. It is our job to help our members with their legal problems, big or small. We encourage our clients to call before they have a problem. Let us review your lease before you rent an apartment or look over your contract before you purchase a car. The genius of LegalShield is the easy access it gives you to a lawyer.

Winning Cases

Criminal Defense Cases

Alexandria Duval
Victory

Second Degree Murder | Not Guilty

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United States of America v.
Victories

R.A. | Cr. | No 02-00309 | Not Guilty

D.C. | Cr. | No 98- 00411HG | Not Guilty

L.K. | Cr. | No 94-00504 | Not Guilty

S.B. | Cr. | No 91-01613 | DAE | Not Guilty

W.T. | Court Martial | Not Guilty

State of Hawaii
Victories

R.C. | Cr. | No. 1P112-12829 | Not Guilty

S.M. | Cr. | No 1P111-10212 | Not Guilty

K.O. | Cr. | No 1P111-05689 | Not Guilty

K.K. | Cr. | No 1DTA-11-02589 | Not Guilty

A.D. | FC Cr. | No 11-1-1250 | Not Guilty

Get in Touch

Contact Us

Bervar & Jones Attorneys At Law, A Law Partnership
Alakea Corporate Tower

1100 Alakea Street, 20th Floor Honolulu, HI 96813
808-550-4990 contact@bervar-jones.com



The partners of Bervar & Jones,
Birney B. Bervar and Ward Jones.