Foster Law Offices was founded in August, 2003 by Washington and Hawaii attorney Jeffrey Foster

Since its inception, Foster Law Offices has devoted its practice to the representation of individuals and businesses in personal injury, real estate, and civil litigation.  We are a small firm dedicated to providing large firm experience to clients facing a wide range of legal issues.

Our Hawaii office is located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. We represent Hawaii clients in cities throughout the Hawaiian islands.  We represent clients in Hawaiian federal, state and local courts located on the Big Island (Hawai’i), Kaua’i, O’ahu, Maui, Lana’i and Moloka’i, Lana’i as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

For the convenience of all clients, we offer evening and weekend telephone appointments.  In most cases, the client’s first consultation is free.  In all matters, we advise the client whether legal fees will be charged on an hourly basis, benchmark basis or as a contingency fee.  At the client’s first consultation, the cost of representation is explained in detail and the services performed are outlined in our written fee agreement.

For a brief overview of our practice areas, please see below:

Personal Injury

General Scope of Practice

1.  Compassionate counsel for the injured to deal with medical and recovery-related issues.
2.  Strategic negotiations with insurance companies and at-fault corporations and individuals to obtain the highest settlements available under the law.
3.  Close communication with client and medical providers.

Practice Areas

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, including but not limited to:
    • Automobile
    • Pedestrian
    • Motorcycle
    • Semi-truck
    • Drunk driving
    • Road rage
    • Inattentive driving (cell phone, text messaging/blackberry)
    • Rollover
    • Rear-end collision
    • Side-impact collision
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability including dog bite cases
  • Products liability

Civil Litigation

General Scope of Practice

1. Legal counsel to parties involved in contested matters where a lawsuit has been filed and in all aspects of civil litigation.

2.  Consultation on litigation strategy and cost-benefit analysis on decision to move forward with litigation.

3.  Client-focused advocacy achieved through first understanding client needs then working with client to develop a creative and strategic litigation strategy.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Disputes
  • Breach of contract and other transactional disputes
  • Real Estate litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • General Commercial and Business disputes
  • Bankruptcy

Real Estate

General scope of practice

1.  Representation of owners, purchasers, sellers and developers in all aspects of acquiring, selling, developing, financing and platting unimproved and improved property.

2.  Representation of tenants and other holders of limited interests in real estate in negotiation and documentation of agreements defining, modifying or transferring their rights.

3.  Representing lenders and borrowers.

4.  Representation of brokers.

Practice Areas

  • Sale, lease, purchase and financing of residential and commercial real estate.
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of deeds, easements, partition agreements and related conveyance documents.
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of leases, rental agreements, and other partial or temporary conveyances of interests in real estate.
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of real estate financing documents.
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of brokerage agreements, construction contracts and similar third-party contracts related to real estate.
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of land use agreements and negotiation and revision of land use regulations and restrictions, including environmental issues, construction restrictions, use restrictions, development agreements and other matters impacting land use.
  • Real estate brokerage services at Navigation Real Estate.

Client Accessibility

As a small law firm, we offer free consultations and flexible hours, including evening and weekend telephone appointments. By providing clients with direct access to attorneys and staff on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis, our clients can feel confident that their needs will be addressed immediately and questions answered promptly.

In case an emergency should arise, we are easily accessible and able to meet with clients in their homes, coffee shop, hospital or other convenient location. Satisfied clients are our greatest source of new clients and cases. We look forward to demonstrating our skill, integrity, and compassion should you ever need legal advice.

Hawaii Legal Services

We are proud to offer legal representation to individuals and businesses in local, state and federal courts in counties and cities throughout Hawaii, including but not limited to:

Big Island (Hawai'i)

  • Ainaloa
  • Captain Cook
  • Eden Roc
  • Fern Acres
  • Fern Forest
  • Halaula
  • Hawaiian Acres
  • Hawaiian Beaches
  • Hawaiian Ocean View
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Hawi
  • Hilo
  • Holualoa
  • Honalo
  • Honaunau
  • Napoopoo
  • Honokaa
  • Honomu
  • Kahaluu
  • Keauhou
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Kalaoa
  • Kapaau
  • Keaau
  • Kealakekua
  • Keokea
  • Kukuihaele
  • Kurtistown
  • Laupahoehoe
  • Leilani Estates
  • Mountain View
  • Naalehu
  • Nanawale Estates
  • Orchidlands Estates
  • Paauilo
  • Pahala
  • Pahoa
  • Papaikou
  • Pepeekeo
  • Paukaa
  • Puako
  • Volcano
  • Waikoloa Village
  • Waimea
  • Wainaku

O'ahu

  • Honolulu
  • Waikiki
  • Hale’iwa
  • Kahala
  • Kapolei
  • Lanikai
  • Nanakuli
  • Pearl City
  • Aiea
  • Wai’anae
  • Waimanalo
  • Waipahu
  • Hawaii Kai
  • North Shore
  • Kailua
  • Kaneohe
  • Kunia
  • Ewa
  • Mililani

Maui

  • Kahului
  • Lahaina
  • Kihei
  • Maalaea
  • Makawao
  • Paia
  • Pukalani
  • Ka’anapali
  • Kapalua
  • Napili
  • Wailea
  • Kula
  • Keokea

Kauai

  • Lihue
  • Poipu
  • Kapaa
  • Princeville
  • Hanalei
  • Waimea
  • Wailua
  • Anahola
  • Hanapepe
  • Koloa

Personal Bio

Born and raised in Snohomish County, Washington, Jeff earned his undergraduate degree from Central Washington University where he captained the men’s basketball team and was named First Team All Conference and Honorable Mention All-American his senior year. As an editor for the university newspaper, Jeff gained national notoriety after publishing an article critical of certain race-based hiring processes at Central.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in journalism, Jeff earned his law degree from Seattle University, where he received a presidential scholarship and was accomplished in both moot court and trial advocacy competitions.

When he is not busy at the office, Jeff enjoys his family, his coffee farm, and participating in outdoor activities such as running, biking, ocean swimming, scuba diving, hiking and enjoying the outdoor beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Northwest.

Jeff looks forward to putting his legal experience and competitive spirit to work on your behalf. Thank you and Mahalo for visiting.

Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries and questions. To contact us, please complete the Quick Contact Form or feel free to call us at (808) 348-7800.

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Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 2012
  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2015

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Honors: All American Inter Collegiate Basketball
    • Honors: First Team All Conference Inter Collegiate Basketball
    • Major: Print Journalism

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2015 – Present
  • West Hawaii Bar Association, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Hawaii Association for Justice, Member, 2015 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Jeffrey E. Foster PLLC, President, 2003-present
  • Foster Law Office LLC, President, 2012-present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hawaii Circuit Court – Criminal Appointments, 2014 – Present
  • West Hawaii Legal Aid, 2014 – Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Designated Broker – Navigation Real Estate LLC
  • Principal Broker – Navigation Real Estate – Hawaii