De Costa Hempey is now practicing law in the Family Court. Mr. Hempey previously served as a Judge Per Diem in the Family Court for three terms and the firm now practices in that Court.
We can assist with Juvenile criminal defense, child custody, restraining orders and divorce. We also believe in protecting the best interest of children and can help formulate the best plan for resolving family issues, which is often via mediation, without litigation. Mr. De Costa has defended virtually every type of Juvenile criminal charge, and Mr. Hempey has extensive experience as a former Judge and skilled mediator of family disputes.
In a hard fought trial, De Costa Hempey partners Craig De Costa and Daniel Hempey secured a not guilty verdict for a police officer client, who was charged with felony negligent homicide. Read more here: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2017/04/28/hawaii-news/jury-hands-down-verdict-in-negligent-homicide-case/
De Costa Hempey’s client, Green Aloha, emerged from the State’s highly competitive application process to secure the island’s only medical marijuana dispensary. Read more here:
Photograph of attorney Hempey in panel discussion at Hawaii Cannabis law forum. Read More
On August 30, 2018, De Costa Hempey won a unanimous published opinion from the Hawaii Supreme Court, effectively ending a year’s long battle over the constitutional right to a speedy trial. Read the Opinion at: https://law.justia.com/cases/hawaii/supreme-court/2018/scwc-14-0000391-1.html