Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos


With his unique name and background, Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos’ character and experience have greatly added to the creative and innovative approach of Shim & Chang. He has been with the firm since 1996, exclusively handling personal injury cases.

Raised in Honolulu, Harvey graduated from Kaimuki High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He went on to obtain his law degree from The William S. Richardson School of Law in 1989. After graduation, he worked for four years in insurance litigation related to personal injury matters and then moved on to work in the areas of probate and guardianship.

Now in practice for more than 30 years, Harvey has helped Shim & Chang attain successful results for many of its clients. He has extensive experience with cases involving hotel accidents and tourist claimsauto accidentsmedical malpracticeslip and fall accidentsdog bites and animal attacks, and injuries caused by drunk drivers and uninsured and underinsured motorists.

Among personal injury attorneys in Hawaii, Harvey is notable for his love of research and tenacity in representing clients. He is a classic car buff, actively collecting and rebuilding vintage cars, and his knowledge of cars has even helped in automobile accident cases and in claims against automobile manufacturers. Harvey is a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Hawaii Association for Justice.