Roman provides practical and effective solutions to both complex and common workplace, employer/employee, and civil disputes. He has been practicing employment and labor law for over 20 years.
Roman is a Hawaii attorney based in Honolulu. He regularly appears before all federal and state courts in Hawaii, as well as state and federal administrative agencies such as the U.S. EEOC and Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.
Prior to opening his own office, Roman was an of counsel lawyer at a large Honolulu law firm. Prior to that Roman was a partner in another large Honolulu law firm's Employment and Labor Department.
At those firms he practiced strictly on the defense/management side of employment/labor disputes.
Currently, he represents both employers AND employees in employment disputes/litigation.
He is a selected "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment" by American Lawyer Media, the nation's largest publisher of legal media, whose publications include the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel.
He is also named to the exclusive Hawaii Super Lawyers list. Part of Thompson Reuters, the honor is a research driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only a maximum of 5% of attorneys are selected.
He brings big law firm experience to an accessible, strong, innovative and responsive civil law practice.
Roman represents and provides legal services to plaintiff/employees and defendant/employers on a wide range of civil cases involving common law and statutory claims.
He litigates claims involving torts, right to privacy, sexual and other forms of harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblowers, discrimination and retaliation.
As an employment and labor lawyer, Roman regularly provides counsel to both employers and employees on Title VII, the Hawaii Employment Practices Act, FLSA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, COBRA, non-competition agreements, contracts, workplace investigations, civil rights, whistleblower, drug-testing, and all other statutes that apply to Hawaii employers.
Roman's base is in Honolulu, but he makes his services available to all islands and can be easily reached by both phone and email.
Aloha. I am an attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii, and my law practice focuses on employment and labor law litigation, and general civil litigation.
I graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where I was a student-athlete, and I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. I received my Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from the University of Hawaii, where I was the Executive Editor of the Law Review.
Prior to starting my own practice, I practiced at two large law firms in Hawaii. Between 1995 and 2006, I was an employment and labor lawyer and became a partner/director at a large Honolulu law firm. In 2007 and 2008, I practiced at another large Hawaii law firm as an “Of Counsel” attorney.
In addition to building on my employment/labor law practice, I litigated general civil cases ranging from complex business disputes and class actions to personal injury and real property disputes.
I am on the Employment Law Arbitration Panel for National Arbitration and Mediation and I am an Arbitrator for the State of Hawaii’s Court Annexed Arbitration Program.
I am a “Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment” by American Lawyer Media, the nation’s largest publisher of legal media, including the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel.
I am also fortunate to be on the exclusive Hawaii Super Lawyers list. No more than 5% of the nation's lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.