Law Offices of Gerard Jervis
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Gerard A. Jervis has successfully helped thousands of Hawaii's personal injury and wrongful death victims and their families achieve justice for over 26 years. Mr. Jervis has distinguished himself within Hawaii's legal community as an aggressive trial lawyer who listens to his clients, vigorously protects their interests, and keeps them well informed.
Firmly committed to the needs and interests of his clients, Mr. Jervis is personally and directly involved in the representation of every client. To this end, Mr. Jervis maintains a small office and committed staff to provide personalized and quality attention to each client. Personal injury clients often come heavily burdened with problems and difficulties. Mr. Jervis believes that it is his privilege, indeed his duty to take what is wrong and make it right. In all cases, he seeks to provide answers, offer solutions, and solve problems.
As a personal injury specialist, Mr. Jervis has handled all types of cases including for example, auto/pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, wrongful termination, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, real estate non-disclosure or failure to fully disclose information, premises liability, dangerous products claims, as well as head, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. He has considerable experience dealing with a vast majority of insurance companies doing business in Hawaii, including Allstate, State Farm, AIG, Geico, First Insurance, and Island Insurance. This experience has proven invaluable in helping Mr. Jervis obtain fair and equitable settlements for his clients. Mr. Jervis will often use a combination of mediation, arbitration, and trial to vigorously represent his clients ensuring you get the settlement you deserve and justice is achieved.
Mr. Jervis is well respected in the law community, allowing him to work with other law firms when in his judgment this serves the best interests of the client to ensure the necessary resources and workforce are available when taking on complex legal challenges. He has networked with other large and aggressive law firms from across the Nation in the past and is currently working with several other large firms on multi-million dollar lawsuits.
About Attorney Gerard A. Jervis:-
Gerard A. Jervis was born and raised in Hawaii and was in the first graduating class of Damien Memorial High School where he was instructed by the Christian Brothers of Ireland. After high school, Mr. Jervis enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Spanish linguist during the Vietnam War. Mr. Jervis obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Chaminade University in 1973. Thereafter, Mr. Jervis attended the University of Hawaii School of Law, graduating in May 1979.
From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Jervis was appointed by the Governor of Hawaii to serve as a member of the University of Hawaii's board of Regents. Mr. Jervis also served as a member and former Chairman of the State's Judicial Selection Commission, which is responsible for screening judicial candidates for appointment and reappointment to serve on the bench. Additionally, Mr. Jervis has also served on the boards of many community nonprofit organizations.
In 1985, Mr. Jervis was serving as the attorney for the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii when he helped end a United Airlines pilot strike. The local economy was being crippled by a United Airlines pilot strike because over 50% of Hawaii supplies were transported by United. Mr. Jervis appealed to the Department of Transportation to use the right of cabotage, which would allow foreign airlines to carry the goods and passengers the state needed. The Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole granted primary approval of Mr. Jervis' case. In wake of the decision, United Airlines quickly moved to settle the dispute with their pilots and resume normal operations.
In 1989, Mr. Jervis' firm was instrumental in securing a record multi-million dollar recovery for over 200 households who were victims of the New Years 1988 flood in Kailua.
In November 1994, the Hawaii Supreme Court appointed Mr. Jervis appointed a trustee of the, which is dedicated to educating children of native Hawaiian ancestry. Mr. Jervis served as the Board's secretary from December 1994 until May of 1999, during one of the most turbulent periods of KSBE's one hundred plus year history.
After leaving Bishop Estate, Mr. Jervis resumed the practice of personal injury law, opening his present office on Uluniu Street in Kailua in March 2000.
The Honolulu Weekly readership voted Mr. Jervis "Best Lawyer in Hawaii" in 2003.
The Hawaii State Judiciary selected Mr. Jervis to serve as an arbitrator in the Court annexed Arbitration program.
Proud of his native Hawaiian descent, Mr. Jervis has authored a number of articles on the subject of Hawaiian history and culture. Mr. Jervis wrote "The Notches of Nuuanu Pali" for the November 1982 edition of Honolulu magazine, one of the oldest quarterly magazines in Hawaii. He also authored "A Hawaiian Healing Place" for the May/June 1984 edition of Hawaii magazine.
Community Leadership Positions and Awards:
- Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Kamehameha Investment Corporation, a real estate development company that focuses on schools, houses, and shopping complexes.
- Sat on the Board of Directors for the People's Bank of Southern California.
- Sat as a board member for Capital Venture Concern, which included Duke University and the MacArthur Foundation as participating investors.
- Selected to serve on the Hawaii America in of court #4 as a barrister.
- Managed several billions of dollars of real estate and equity investments on behalf of the Bishop estate.
- Been involved either as a trustee and/or a lawyer in 1000's of real estate transactions including large land purchases, commercial leases, residential leases, and sales.
- Served six years on Hawaii's Judicial Selection Commission, which selects and screens judicial candidates for appointment and reappointment.
- Selected by the Hawaii Supreme Court as a trustee of the multi-billion dollar Bishop Estate, which educates children of Native Hawaiian Ancestry.
- Selected by the Hawaii State Judiciary as an arbitrator in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program.
- Appointed by the Governor of Hawaii to serve on the Board of Regents for the University of Hawaii.
- Selected "Best Lawyer in Hawaii" in 2003 by the readers of The Honolulu Weekly.
- Member in good standing in the Hawaii Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
- Honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and a former member of the Navy League.
- Received the Litigation award from the International Academy of Trial Lawyers for distinguished achievement in the art of science of advocacy (1979).
- First successful resolution of an HIV work related injury.
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