Noah H. Gibson, an attorney and partner at our firm, is a third-generation lawyer. His practice with Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson concentrates in family law litigation and divorce, and as a former Public Defender he is an asset to our firm's Domestic Abuse Practice Group.
Since his early days as a law student, Noah has looked for ways to achieve more than what was expected of him. Mayor Mufi Hanneman awarded him the “Good-Neighbor Award” for his initiative in getting Richardson Law School to participate in the city’s Adopt-a-Stream Program.
Noah’s public recognition took off from there. He was granted the Linnel Nishioka Environmental Law Fellowship in 2008. As the trailblazer he is, he kept testing his limits and capabilities and went on to receive the John R. Justice Grant in criminal defense for serving underrepresented areas of Hawaii. He later received the “Justice Award” in 2018. If these awards aren’t proof enough of his achievements and competency, any of his clients could attest to his work ethic and superior service.
Noah is a passionate local leader. Beyond his status as partner of our firm, Noah was elected to the Board of the Young Lawyers Division, representing the West Hawaii Section in 2013. From 2019, he has held the title of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii President of the Board. He’s also a Junior Judges Volunteer as well as a Legal Lines Volunteer.
Noah is licensed to practice law in all Hawaii State Courts and before the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii. Additionally, he is a member of the Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar.
Before working at Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, AAL LLLC, Noah was Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Town, Honorable Steven Alm, and Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Michael Wilson. He also worked as Legislative Aide to State Representative Robert Herkes - Chair Consumer Protection and Commerce (CPC) Committee from 2007 until 2010. Noah then served as Kona Public Defender from 2011 until 2013 and Deputy Corporation Counsel in the litigation division of the City and County of Honolulu Corporation Counsel from 2013 until 2014.