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About Wayne Parsons
Wayne Parsons’ wealth of experience didn't actually start in personal injury law, but rather in the sciences, earning his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Engineering – Physics and Engineering – Mathematics, with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Coming to Maui with the University of Michigan Mt. Haleakala Observatory in 1967, he worked on the 1969 Apollo moon landing with scientists based on the Island of Maui. Having fallen in love with surfing and the people of the Islands, Wayne returned to Ann Arbor and attended the University of Michigan Law School, returning to Hawai‘i permanently in 1975.
Wayne honed his trial advocacy skills in the public defender’s office, and in his early years had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s premier trial attorneys, including Melvin Belli, F. Lee Bailey and Robert Shapiro and Hawai‘i legendary trial lawyer Hyman Greenstein. In 2014, Wayne served as President of the Melvin M. Belli Society, a national organization of noted trial lawyers that perpetuates the memory of Melvin Belli. One of his early cases with Mr. Greenstein was to represent several members of the Protect Kahoolawe Ohana who had been charged with trespass by the United States Government for occupying the Island of Kahoolawe in protest of the military use of the island for bombing practice.
Since 1983, Wayne has focused exclusively on representing plaintiff’s personal injury matters and consumer advocacy in the construction industry, assembling a talented staff and a network of outside expert consultants while working on some of the largest and most significant cases in Hawai‘i’s history.
- Past President, Hawai‘i State Bar Association
- Past President, Hawai‘i Association for Justice
- Past President, Melvin M. Belli Society
- Past President, Federal Bar Association, Hawai‘i chapter
- Hawai‘i State Bar Association
- Hawai‘i Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Melvin M. Belli Society
- Federal Bar Association
- Public Justice Foundation
- Civil Justice Foundation
- Roscoe Pound Foundation
University of MichiganB.S.E., Engineering Physics
University of MichiganB.S.E., Engineering Mathematics
University of MichiganM.S., Physics
University of MichiganJuris Doctor, Law