Practice Areas Overview
With over 45 years of combined courtroom experience, Ranken & Drewyer, L.L.C., has attained favorable results for numerous clients throughout Maui and the state of Hawaii. Our areas of expertise include:
Although Hawaii is known for its beauty and tranquility, serious accidents can occur to both tourists and state residents. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping the victims of injuries recover the damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages, to which they are entitled. We handle a wide array of personal injury matters, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Products liability
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys have extensive experience in a range of criminal defense matters. We have appeared on behalf of clients in courts throughout Maui, establishing relationships with many judges and opposing counsel, and gaining an in-depth understanding of Hawaii's criminal justice system. We assist clients in the following criminal defense matters:
- Drug crimes
- Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Sexual assaults
- Traffic violations, such as speeding
Criminal convictions can go on one's record and result in jail time, fines, restitution, probation, or a combination of these potential consequences. If you have been charged with a crime, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
An eviction is a legal proceeding wherein the landlord attempts to reclaim a rented property by removing the tenant. Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 521-74 delineates the different circumstances by which a landlord can lawfully recover possession of the premises, such as when the tenant fails to pay rent, is damaging the property, or is using the unit for an illegal purpose. Having handled numerous evictions on behalf of landlords and property managers throughout Maui, our lawyers know the ins and outs of this process, and can help you regain control of your property as quickly as possible.
Discriminatory practices can occur in a variety of situations in the workplace, such as hiring, promotion, or testing, and in connection with compensation, raises, or retirement plans. Employment discrimination can occur on the basis of an employee's race, sex, age, religion, national origin, criminal record, or disability. Both Hawaii state laws and federal laws prohibit discriminatory practices in the workplace, and provide for a number of legal remedies. If you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination, Ranken & Drewyer can help you explore the options available to you and protect your rights.
Restraining orders or protective orders are generally court orders prohibiting one person from harming, harassing, threatening, or contacting another individual. There are typically two types of temporary restraining orders (TROs) available: if the person you want restrained is unrelated to you then you would file for a TRO through Hawaii's District Courts; if the person is a family member or someone with whom you are or were dating, then you would seek a TRO through Hawaii's Family Court. The law firm of Ranken & Drewyer has helped many individuals obtain restraining orders. If you are being harassed or feel you are in danger, we can help you feel safe and secure again.
We have extensive experience representing clients in business and personal disputes. Business disputes we handle include contract and lease disputes. We also have experience handling real estate disputes involving purchases and sales of property and boundary disputes.
For experienced civil and criminal defense attorneys, contact Ranken & Drewyer, L.L.C., Attorneys at Law today for a free initial consultation.