When There’s Trouble In Paradise
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Mark R. Simonds

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug charges
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Personal injury claims
  • Real estate law


As an attorney in private practice, I have represented satisfied clients in civil litigation, real estate matters, criminal and traffic cases, and other matters in the Circuit, District, and Family Courts of State of Hawaii. I have provided legal advice to clients on a variety of legal issues. As a prosecutor, I have tried over 40 felony-level jury trials on Maui, including violent crime, felony drug cases, domestic violence cases, white collar crime and traffic homicide. As an attorney who firmly believes that everyone deserves a second chance, I helped formulate policy for the nationally recognized Maui Drug Court Program. As an appellate attorney, I researched and briefed more than 140 cases on appeal, resulting in 13 published opinions - and conducted oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the District of Hawai’i, as well as the Hawai'i Supreme Court, and the Hawai'i Intermediate Court of Appeals.


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

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  • Hawaii, 1990