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P. Gregory Frey
  • Managing Attorney
  • Litigation Supervisor


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; member of the SBA's FLS and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections; member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Judicature Society; formally trained Mediator at the Mediation Center of the Pacific; Appointed to First Circuit Family Court Volunteer Settlement Master Program and member of multiple Family Court Committees; member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, National Honor Society and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; selected for Hawaii Super Lawyers, 2010-2015 (Family Law and ADR); founding Director, Neighborhood Legal Services, AALALC; former Associate, Cowan & Frey, AAL; former legal columnist, "The Korean Times"; Lecturer on Family Law and Mediation at People's Law School and NBI; Partner of The P.I.A.E Group; Member, Director & Flag Officer, Waikiki Yacht Club (Commodore and Member of the Year, 1997); Member, Saint Louis School Board of Trustees (2009-present); Member, Director (2002-present), Officer (President, 2009-2018 ) & Committee Chairperson, St. Louis Alumni Association; Director/Board member, Santa Clara University Alumni Association (2016-present); 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). Married since 1986 to Mia Filaho Frey who is the District Staffing Manager at Macy's (Hawaii/Guam). Two adult daughters. Greg is third generation attorney who was honored to have been elected to serve as President of the Hawaii State Bar Association in 2020.

Areas Of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1987


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Treasurer, 1986; President's Honor Roll, 1986;
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1983
    • Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Theta
    • Major: History
  • Saint Louis High School, Honolulu
    • Graduate
    • Honors: Honors
  • Honolulu University
    • M.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Waikiki Yacht Club, Former Director, Officer, Commodore (1997), & Judge Advocate
  • American Bar Association, Member (Various Years)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, 1987
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member (Various Years)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, ALC, Founding Officer, Director (Various Years)
  • American Judicature Society, Member (Various Years)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Vice President (2018), President-elect (2019), & President (2020)
  • Family Law Section, Hawaii State Bar Association , Chairperson (2002) & Board Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Oahu, Former Director

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Bradley A. Coates

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Saint Louis Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2002 to Present
  • President, Saint Louis Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2009 to 2019
  • Member, Sacred Hearts Academy Board of Directors
  • Member, Santa Clara University Alumni Board of Directors, 2017 to 2019


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon