P. Gregory Frey

Attorney in Honolulu, HI

P. GREGORY FREY is our firm’s Managing Attorney; 1979 honor graduate of St. Louis High School, Honolulu; Santa Clara University (B.A., History) in 1983; Willamette University College of Law (Juris Doctor) in 1986; Honolulu University (M.A., Psychology) in 2002; member, Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) (2002 Family Law Section [FLS] Chairperson, 2001 FLS Vice-Chairperson and HSBA O’ahu Director, 2004 - 2010); licensed to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; (former or current) member of the HSBA’s FLS and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, Young Lawyer’s Division and the Bench/Bar Oversight Committee; (former or current) member of the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Judicature Society; repeatedly selected as one of Hawaii’s Super Lawyers; formally trained Mediator at the Mediation Center of the Pacific (fka Neighborhood Justice Center); Appointed to First Circuit Family Court Volunteer Settlement Master Program; (former or current) member of First Circuit Family Court Committees on: a) 1995 ASB Social Study Revision/Oversight; b) 1998 Child Support Revisions; c) Custody Guardian Ad Litem Program (Executive Committee member); d) Litigation and Motions Rules and Procedures; e) Attorney’s Fees and Costs Awards; f) 2003 Child Support Revisions, and; g) FC-D Oversight; member of HSBA Ad-Hoc Committees on: a) Attorney/Judicial Oversight, 2003 and 2007, and; b) Evaluation of Judicial and Executive Appointments, 2005 and 2007; co-lead facilitator to 2000 Family Court Bench-Bar, HSBA Convention; Appointed by C.J. Moon to Committee on Divorce Proceedings, by Order filed 9/9/05 and by Senior Family Court Judge Browning as Special Master, by Order filed 9/23/11; Litigation Supervisor, Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC; (former or current) member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, SCU Bronco Bench Foundation, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, National Honor Society and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; Biographee/Selectee, Who’s Who Among American Law Students, Who’s Who in American Law, International Youth in Achievement, Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans, 2000 Notable American Men, Martindale-Hubbell (BV Distinguished rated) and Hawaii Super Lawyers 2010 (Family Law/ADR); founding Director, Neighborhood Legal Services, AAL-ALC; (former) Associate, Cowan & Frey, AAL; former legal columnist, “The Korean Times”; Lecturer on Family Law and Mediation at People’s Law School and NBI; Family Law Panelist on T.V.’s Dialog, Donovan Live! and You & the Law and KGU Radio; Recipient of Commendation, Hawaii Lawyer’s Care; 2007 Kahiau Award Recipient, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii; VIP Panelist, Easter Seals Telethon; Member, Director & Flag Officer, Waikiki Yacht Club (Commodore and Member of the Year, 1997); Member, International Order of the Blue Gavel, District 6 (PC Club); (former) National Board Member, Aloha Racing Foundation (syndicate for Hawaii’s bid for America’s Cup 2000) and WYC Education Foundation; Member, Saint Louis School Board of Trustees (2009 - present); Member, Director, Officer (President, 2009 - present) & Committee Chairperson, St. Louis Alumni Association (appointed to St. Louis School Headmaster Search Committee, 2005); Director, Sacred Hearts Academy (2004 - 2010); Co-host, Auto Hawaii, K-108 (AM 1080) Radio; experienced civil litigation/Plaintiff’s Personal Injury attorney, with current emphasis on complex Family Law cases (divorce, custody, Pre-marital Agreements and paternity) and alternate dispute resolution (formally trained Mediator). Briefed and/or argued, with Stuart M. Cowan, Esq., Aehegma v. Aehegma, 8 Hawaii App. 215, 797 P.2d 74 (1990); Ruth v. Dick, (ICA, Memorandum Opinion) (re: common law marriage/palimony), and; Ducote-Ching v. Ching, No. 14642 (ICA, March 13, 1991) (Memorandum Opinion). Married since 1986. Two daughters. Third generation attorney.

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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation
  • Divorce


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Managing Attorney

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Admitted in 1987, Hawaii

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  • Law School Attended

    Willamette University
    Class of 1986

    University Attended

    Santa Clara University
    Class of 1983

    Honolulu University
    Class of 2002

    Birth Information

    Born in 1960
    Newport Beach, California, December 5, 1960

    Associations & Memberships

    Hawaii State Bar Association (Chairperson, Section on: Family Law, 2002; O'ahu Director, 2004 - 2009).

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    P. Gregory Frey
    Managing Attorney
    Pioneer Plaza Suite 1400, 900 Fort Street Mall,
    Honolulu, HI 96813


    Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC (Honolulu, Hawaii)

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