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Bradley A. Coates

Bradley A. Coates (Retired)

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Practice Areas

  • Divorce with Decency
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Alimony & Property Division
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Custody
  • Child Support Modification & Enforcement
  • Paternity
  • Guardianships
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Mediation & Arbitration


Bradley A. Coates is founder and Of Counsel of Coates Frey & Hackett. His practice focuses on domestic and family law cases including complex divorce actions, settlement, mediation of family law matters, and more.

Bradley is one of the most esteemed lawyers in Hawaii. He’s won Honolulu Magazine’s “People’s Choice” Award for Best Divorce Lawyer and was later selected as “Best Divorce Lawyer” by Honolulu Weekly Newspaper readers. Additionally, he’s been repeatedly named to the coveted list of Hawaii’s Super Lawyers, an honor given to the top 5% of all Hawaii attorneys.

Outside his courtroom work, Bradley has become a renowned author for his book “Divorce With Dignity” and his affiliate branch by the same name. Bradley also participates in pro bono work as the founder and president of U.S. Arbitration and Mediation of Hawaii and the Pacific, Inc.


  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1976
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • Graduate - 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1978
  • California, 1976

Published Works

  • Author of "Divorce With Decency"

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Founder & President, U.S. Arbitration and Mediation of Hawaii and the Pacific, Inc.

Past Positions

  • The Law Offices of Bradley A. Coates

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi

Professional Associations

  • Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association , Member
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • Family Court Rules Committee, Chief Justice Appointee
  • Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association , Treasurer
  • Hawaii State Bar , Member
  • California State Bar, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Retired