P. Gregory Frey
Firm: Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC
Address: Suite 1400, 900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
Membership: Hawaii State Bar Association (Chairperson, Section on: Family Law, 2002; O'ahu Director, 2004 - 2009).
University: Santa Clara University, B.A., History, 1983; Honolulu University, M.A., Psychology, 2002, Willamette University, J.D., 1986
Admitted: 1987, Hawaii
Biography: 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.