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.

Meet Your Attorney

At the law firm of Ted H.S. Hong Attorney at Law, LLLC, lead attorney Ted Hong brings a unique combination of experience, knowledge and aggressive representation to help his clients get the results they need. He represents clients in Hilo and statewide.

Attorney Ted H.S. Hong

  • Has been admitted to the legal practice in Hawaii since 1984, more than 35 years ago
  • Is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Has handled more than 25 jury trials and appeals
  • Has handled more than 30 labor arbitrations
  • Has handled more than 75 arbitrations
  • Has handled countless transactional matters for individuals, businesses and entities throughout the state of Hawaii

Mr. Hong and his team are firm believers in providing courteous and professional help that strikes the balance between honoring local customs and striving toward timely and effective solutions. From start to finish, they use all of their knowledge and experience to the benefit of their clients, helping them find results they are happy with.

Shaydlin Richards

Shaydlin Richards – Paralegal Assistant

Shay has been with the Law Office of Ted H. S. Hong for over five years. She is the firm’s legal assistant and paralegal. She enjoys her place here at the office and will do her very best to provide professional and friendly service to everyone who visits or contacts the firm.

Noah S.L. Hong

Noah S.L. Hong –  Office Assistant  

Noah is honest, trustworthy and gets the job done.  He works hard to assist clients and potential clients.

Paralegal Christine L. Periatt

Christine Periatt – Paralegal Assistant 

The Law Office of Ted H. S. Hong proudly welcomes and is privileged to work with Independent Contractors, like Ms. Christine Periatt:

Christine is a freelance Paralegal who provides substantive legal support services to attorneys.

Christine has achieved thirty (30) years of experience in the legal field developed through work experience, formal education and continuing legal education. In the past, Christine has had the opportunity to collaborate with attorneys in New York, Louisiana, and Hawai‘i.

She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Legal/Paralegal Studies (with a minor in Office Management), and is a PACE Registered Paralegal® qualified through the National Federation of Paralegal Association.[1]

During her years working as a paralegal, she has performed substantive work in a wide variety of matters that include civil litigation, real property, bankruptcy, personal injury, and family and domestic law. Among other skill sets, Christine is adept with legal research and drafting. She is also well-versed with electronic filing platforms used by the courts, such as CM/ECF used by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and JEFS used by the State of Hawai‘i Circuit, District and Family Courts ).

Christine is and has been a long-standing member of the

  • Hawai‘i Paralegal Association, and
  • National Federation of Paralegal Association,

and a recent member of the American Bar Association.

Christine is also a Notary Public for the State of Hawai‘i and a member of the National Notary Association.

To contact Christine, you may send an email to [email protected]


[1] PACE = Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam

Exceptional Legal Care

The firm provides clients with:

  • Exceptional legal service and care: Backed by experience, attorney Ted knows how to prepare each case and maximize the results for his clients.
  • Personalized attention: The legal team helps each client navigate the complex legal landscape. It will take the time to understand your situation and explain the legal process to you so you are empowered to make good decisions in your case.
  • Aggressive advocacy: In litigation and appeals, lead attorney Ted knows how to fight and how to win for you.

The firm represents clients in employment law disputes, commercial litigation and disputes in the probate process, and in the past, Mr. Hong has represented employers and unions in collective bargaining labor arbitrations.

Contact The Firm Today

Regardless of the legal issue you are facing, no matter its complexity, Ted H.S. Hong Attorney at Law, LLLC, has the experience, skill and resources necessary to help you find the right solution. To get in touch with attorney Ted Hong and his team, call his Hilo office today at 808-796-5915 or fill out the online contact form.