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A Honolulu Personal Injury Law Firm with Experience, Integrity & the Spirit of Aloha

Established in 1966, Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law is one of the leading personal injury law firms in Hawaii. The firm focuses in personal injury litigation, using knowledge and experience amassed over four decades to achieve excellent results for accident and injury victims in Honolulu and throughout the Islands. Clients from the mainland USA, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other foreign countries have also sought out our services.

Our Honolulu injury law firm possesses expertise in all facets of personal injury litigation, including representation of clients at arbitration, mediation, jury trials, and also before the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii. The range of accidental injury cases our attorneys handle is as broad as their litigation experience, including claims involving auto accidents, defective products and dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, pool and ocean accidents, slip and fall accidents, airplane accidents, and maritime and boating accidents.

Our Firm Works to Better the Legal System with Each Victory

Among Honolulu attorneys, Shim & Chang is responsible for some of the most important and far-reaching decisions in the State of Hawaii, including the first jury verdict in Hawaii over $1 million. Our firm has also litigated landmark injury cases, actively helping to reshape Hawaii law so that the legal system is increasingly fair and just for plaintiffs. In the course of handling these cases, we have achieved momentous victories for our clients.

For the community, we provide pro bono legal advice to nonprofit organizations, such as the United Church of Christ – Judd Street, Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW), Pali Preschool, and Oo Syak Gee Lu Society.

Shim & Chang is dedicated to providing comprehensive, experienced representation for injured persons, not only to build on our success and reputation but also to carry forward the firm’s mission of protecting the rights of accident victims. Our team of attorneys is supported by legal assistants, medical advisors, accident experts, and investigators, each with talents and resources that are utilized to the advantage of our clients.

Contact Us & Learn More About Our Honolulu Law Firm

Being in an accident or sustaining an injury can be difficult to overcome. Our Hawaii law firm is committed to protecting the rights of injury victims, bringing the full weight of our knowledge and experience to bear on every matter we handle. With thorough preparation and creative recovery strategies, we have helped many clients obtain maximum compensation for their damages. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we obtain a recovery for you. Contact our Honolulu legal team today to learn more.

Testimonials
  • "Shim & Chang were committed to helping my son no matter how long it took. They got the settlement we needed to take care of him for the rest of his life."

Verdicts & Results

The Estate of Mark Tokuyama v. City and County of Honolulu Jury awarded $953,114.57, which at the time was the highest award ever for a drowning case.

  • Death of a mother due to a hospital error

    $7 Million medical malpractice settlement.

  • Brain injury suffered by a teenager in a motor vehicle crash

    $6.5 Million settlement.

Awards
Reviews and Ratings
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I had a great experience with Shim & Chang. I was injured in a moped accident and needed help with making sure all my medical bills were taken care of. Harvey was my lawyer, and he was excellent. He was very efficient and knowledgeable, and broke dow...

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    Annie Keyes

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    The attorneys of the law firm Shim and Chang are excellent, helpful, trustworthy, compassionate and conduct their business with integrity. Shim and Chang are not a law firm looking only to make money. Rather, Shim and Chang showed me they truly cared...

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    Kimberly Kau

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    5.0/5.0

    When the condo owner living above us caused water damage to our condo, we were displaced for nearly two months. When his insurance carrier refused to compensate us for the inconvenience and the temporary housing cost, we hired the law firm of Shim an...

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    Dean N

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    5.0/5.0

    I was injured while on vacation in Hawaii and actually was referred to Shim and Chang by an attorney that had litigated against them in the past. I was told that if she were in my position that is who she would contact. Immediately that was a plus an...

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    Suzanne Shaw

  • yelp
    5.0/5.0

    This is the kindest, most well-prepared and capable group of lawyers you can find. I contacted them for a personal injury due to negligence. They took care of me in every way. Every member of the team, from the office administrative to legal aid and ...

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    Kimberly L.

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Roy K. S. Chang
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With more than 30 years of practical and trial experience handling all types of personal injury cases, Roy K. S. Chang has molded Shim & Chang into a highly creative and innovative law firm that honors the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating…

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Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos
Partner

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…

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Alvin Tong Shim, Founder of Shim & Chang In Memoriam of Alvin Tong Shim, November 10, 1923 - June 24, 2006 The Spirit of Aloha Born in Wailuku, Maui on November 10, 1923, Alvin Tong Shim was the second child and first son of Henry and Helen Shim. As a young boy, he earned money…

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