Philip H. Lowenthal

Philip H. Lowenthal

Founder Philip H. Lowenthal has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

The first Deputy Public Defender on Maui, Phil has been practicing in Hawaii for over 35 years. Specializing in Criminal Defense, he is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented countless clients throughout his career, and has instructed and trained many prominent Hawaii attorneys.

Recognitions

Recognitions

Licensed to Practice In

Licensed to Practice In

  • State of Hawaii (1970)
  • State of California (1970)
  • Northern California (1970)
  • U.S. District Courts Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1978)
  • U.S. Tax Court (2009)

Member

Member

  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure (1989 – 2006)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Co-Chairman 1990 – 2006)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Evidence (1993- present)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Substance Abuse (1990 – 1991)
  • State Judicial Conference Delegate
  • Federal Judicial Conference Delegate
  • Hawai`i Supreme Court Disciplinary Board
    (2007 – present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    (1979 – present)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
    (1979 – present) – (Governor 1981 – 1986)
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
    (Director 1976 – 1981)
  • Ninth Circuit, US District Court Lawyer Representative (1998 – 1999)
  • Mental Health Association of Maui
    (Director 2004 – present)
  • Maui Drug Court Program
    (Drug Court Team 1999 – present)
  • The Best Lawyers of America
    (1983 – present)
  • Maui Hui Malama Learning Center
    (Director 2008 – present)
  • Maui Economic Concerns of the Community
    (Director 2008 – present)
  • Papa Ola Lokahi Institutional Review Board
    (Member 2008 – present)

Instructor

Instructor

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges
    “Rules of Evidence” (1978 – 2005)
  • Hawaii Institute for Continuing Education, (HICLE)
    Trial Advocacy Training for Lawyers
  • Annual Hawaii Public Defender Training Seminar
    (1988 – 2005)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
    (Trainings in Hawaii, Washington, Idaho & Guam)
  • Albert Einstein Institute – panelist
    Judge/Lawyer Genetics and Law Training (2001)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1978)
  • Rules of Evidence Seminars
    Sponsored by Family Law Section, Maui Bar Association
    Trainer 2008, 2009, 2012

Education

Education

  • University of California (Berkeley) B.A. 1966
  • University of California (Boalt Hall, Berkeley) J.D. 1969