Why there is a Consultation Fee:

A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

“It makes all the difference in the world whether we put truth in the first place, or in the second place.”  
John Morley (1838-1923)

Attorney Ted H.S. Hong

Serving Hawaii For More Than 35 Years

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More Than Three Decades Of Experienced Legal Representation In Hawaii

Employment Law

Employment Law

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Probate And Estate

Probate & Estate

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting.”
The Buddha

This broad experience means Ted can help you determine your legal issue and what he can do to help. Ted has vast experience with employment law matters, from representing the State of Hawaii as chief labor negotiator to representing individuals with their discrimination cases. Ted can help navigate the complexities of the law and courts and works to achieve a resolution for your case.

Attorney Ted H.S. Hong and Shaydlin Richards
Attorney Ted H.S. Hong and Shaydlin Richards

“The Distance Is Nothing.  It’s Only The First Step That’s Important.”  
Marquise du Deffand (1697-1780)

Legal problems never improve with age or by being ignored. Ted Hong can help you handle your legal matter in an experienced, professional and compassionate setting. He understands how stressful employment law or litigation issues can be and he takes the time to listen to you and understand your situation. He then explains the law, your possible options and potential outcomes.

This allows you to make meaningful decisions and helps to reduce the stress of these challenges. He also knows that for individuals and businesses, the prospect of hiring an attorney and the expense is daunting and he provides cost-effective and efficient legal services.

Noah S.L. Hong

Noah S.L. Hong
Office Assistant

Shaydlin Richards

Shaydlin Richards
Paralegal and Legal Assistant