​JAW LEGAL was founded by attorney Jared A. Washkowitz ("JAW") after more than a decade of working as a litigation attorney for various law firms in Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami.

We aim to provide high quality legal services to individuals and businesses at a fair price.  We listen to our clients, respond promptly to questions, and work hard to help our clients use the legal process to achieve their goals.  

Please contact us for a free consultation.  We can meet in person, over the phone, via Skype, or by e-mail.  All inquiries are confidential and will be responded to promptly. 




​We represent plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations.   We also provide legal counsel to clients in business and personal matters. 


We zealously advocate on behalf of our clients and provide them peace of mind in knowing that their legal affairs are in competent hands.

We have the experience and resources to achieve positive results for our clients, and we work hard ​to provide a service that our clients would use again and recommend to their family, friends and colleagues.


We are based in downtown Honolulu and actively handle cases throughout Hawaii and California (mostly Bay Area and Southern California). 

News & Publications

Below are a few examples of recent results JAW LEGAL has achieved on behalf of its clients (note- each case is different and results will vary): 

  • JAW LEGAL achieves settlement of wage and hour claim on behalf of Plaintiff, a former employee of Defendants.  Suit was filed in California federal court (N.D.Cal.) and claims included allegations of wage/hour violations and retaliation against former employer, a large publicly traded company.

  • JAW LEGAL achieves favorable settlement in finger amputation case against rental car company and vehicle manufacturer following a week long federal jury trial in San Jose, California.  The defendants' pretrial settlement offer increased dramatically after Plaintiff's case in chief, and increased again while the jury was deliberating.

  • JAW LEGAL represents Hawaii employer and achieves settlement of a claim against a former employee arising out of employee's violation of non-compete agreement.

  • JAW LEGAL assists Hawaii maritime employer resolve Jones Act seaman personal injury case.

  • JAW LEGAL assists injured Hawaii seaman resolve Jones Act case against former employer.

  • JAW LEGAL achieves settlement of motor vehicle claim on behalf of injured Plaintiff in Hawaii.

  • JAW LEGAL wins binding arbitration award in Hawaii on behalf of homeowner against state-licensed contractor.  Homeowner alleged that contractor issued improper change orders, greatly increasing the cost of the project, and that when homeowner challenged the change orders contractor refused to do further work or return homeowner's deposit. Contractor was ordered to return homeowner funds and pay full attorneys fees.

  • JAW LEGAL achieves settlement of employment discrimination and retaliation case on behalf of California employee who was improperly discharged.

  • JAW LEGAL wins arbitration in Hawaii on behalf of injured bicyclist.  The bicyclist was struck by a pedestrian who emerged unexpectedly from a sidewalk that was partially obstructed by vegetation on the Defendants' property.

  • ​JAW LEGAL achieves settlement of warranty claims of vessel owner brought against vessel propulsion system manufacturer in California. ​The case involved an electric propulsion system that did not function properly, resulting in a marine allision while the vessel was underway in Australia.

  • JAW LEGAL assists various vessel charter companies in California comply with federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to charter operations.

  • JAW LEGAL successfully assists Hawaii boat owner against repair facility who performed inadequate repairs.

  • JAW LEGAL assists California boat repair yard deal with difficult customer who refused to pay for services rendered and refused to remove the vessel from client's yard.

  • JAW LEGAL obtains judgment against company in Hawaii for failing to pay vendor invoices, and assists client with collection efforts.

  • JAW LEGAL assists retirees obtain dismissal of appeal to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter relating to funding of retirees' government pension plans.

  • JAW LEGAL assists client execute judgment against Hawaii judgment debtor by locating and garnishing funds in judgment debtor's bank account.

  • MORE TO FOLLOW. . ..
Contact Us


1050 Bishop Street, #450
Honolulu, HI 96813

PH: +1 (808) 840-7410

Fax: +1 (415) 520-9729


140 Geary Street, 4th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94108

PH: +1 (415) 320-8254

Fax: +1 (415) 520-9729




Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation/Business Litigation

Maritime and Admiralty Law*


​Family Law-  Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Etc.

Consumer Protection Law

Employment Litigation

​Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Many other practice areas. . .

* See www.pacificmaritimelaw.com