‘Ohana Is Everything

At Coates Frey & Hackett, AAL LLLC,  our philosophy is founded upon the spirit of “aloha” and the values that make Hawaii unique.  We treat you with the respect and kindness you deserve, and fight for results that best serve you.

Our Dedicated & Proven Attorneys Provide Representation You Can Count On

Coates Frey & Hackett, AAL LLLC, is one of Hawaii’s largest and most trusted divorce and family law firms. Our firm has handled over 30,000 cases across the Hawaiian Islands in all subcategories of family law, including adoption, child custody and child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, restraining orders, and more.

Our team’s size and years of experience set us apart from other family law practices on Oahu and throughout our Island State. Our lawyers’ insight allows them to approach your case with a depth of knowledge and level of care your legal matters require.

Our practice is infused with our passion for community and the aloha spirit. Our attorneys are welcoming, courteous and thoughtful. There’s something very uplifting and motivating about knowing your legal meetings will often start with a warm “aloha!” and a genuine smile.

Our firm’s approach emphasizes civil-minded settlements that are handled amicably and free from messy courtroom conflicts. Our team’s goal is to provide you with maximum benefits at minimum costs. Our firm truly does “live and breathe” by its motto, “Divorce with Decency.” In fact, it’s not just a motto to us. We live it and apply it to our family law practice every day.

How We Can Help You

Divorce And
Family Law

Child-Related Issues And Cases


Divorce With

Serving Clients On Oahu & On All Neighbor Islands

Our Client-Focused Approach

We approach our cases in a skillful, proactive and hands-on fashion. We pride ourselves on being responsive and approachable to all our clients. Everyone in the office, from our attorneys to our seasoned support staff, is available to serve you and address whatever needs, concerns, or questions you have. We are here to help. That’s what we do. 

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Why You Should Choose Our Firm & Its Dedicated Team

Family Minded, Solutions Focused

We are here to help you come to an amicable resolution as efficiently as possible. Our collaborative approach provides results in a timely manner and at the best overall cost possible. 

Helping Clients On All Islands

Each of our attorneys devotes a significant amount of time on different Hawaiian islands. Whether you’re on the Big Island or Kauai, you have us on your side.

Highly Experienced Team in Family Law

From our newest paralegal to our most experienced attorneys, you’ll have someone who understands the ins and outs of family law in every circuit and every family law courtroom in our Island State.

We “Wrote the Book” On Divorce In Hawaii

Our team holds the principles of divorce with decency close. This award-winning book was written by our founder Attorney Bradley Coates and is referenced by legal professionals in our Island State. Check it out.

Divorce with Decency: The Complete How-To Handbook and Survivor’s Guide to the Legal, Emotional, Economic, and Social Issues

Serving Honolulu, Oahu, And The Neighbor Islands

We Treat Our Clients Like Family

At Coates Frey & Hackett, AAL LLLC, your ‘ohana becomes our ‘ohana. Our Honolulu divorce lawyers excitedly welcome our clients to our relaxed offices and offer a personalized approach to your case. We offer warmth and encouragement in our consults, listen to your concerns, and fight for your goals.

Our Diverse Team Is Ready To Help Your Family

P. Gregory Frey

P. Gregory

Shannon Kim Hackett

Shannon Kim

Paul W. Soenksen

Paul W.

Bradley A. Coates (Retired)

Bradley A.
Coates (Retired)

Amberlynn Alualu


Zoe Hernandez


Justin Y.D Tsai

Y.D. Tsai

Stefanie Prinsloo


Jeffery L. Sales

Jeffery L.

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Michael T.

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Andrew L.

Providing Exceptional Family Law Service to Hawaii’s Communities for Over Three Decades

Super Lawyers
Honolulu Magazine's | Best Lawyers In Hawai'i | 2015
Best of Hawai'i | Lei Niho Palao Awards | Winner | 2014
Nation's Premier | NAFLA | Top Ten Ranking 2015 | 5 Stars