P. Gregory Frey is our senior attorney and one of the partners of our firm. Beyond the many roles he fills and contributions he makes to keep Coates Frey & Hackett, AAL LLLC running as best and smoothly as possible, Greg continues to contribute to families throughout Hawaii through philanthropic endeavors and activities. He has the natural aloha spirit our firm seeks to emulate in our practice.
Greg became an active member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court of Hawaii in 1987. In 1989, he was licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. He participated as a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Family Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. His active membership eventually turned to leadership when he was elected to serve as Family Law Section Vice-Chairperson in 2001, Family Law Section Chairperson in 2002, and later, a Hawaii State Bar Association Oahu Director from 2004 until 2010. Most recently, in 2020, Greg became one of the first attorneys who practices exclusively in the Family Law and Divorce Mediation areas ever elected to serve as President of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Greg’s advanced skills and leadership have long been obvious to his peers and clients. Since 2010, he has been selected as one of Hawaii Super Lawyers for family law and on select years for alternative dispute resolution. Greg also holds a BV Distinguished rating with Martindale- Hubbell.
Greg has been involved in many different legal groups over the years, including as a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Judicature Society, and he is a Life Member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Greg was also formally trained as a Mediator by the Mediation Center of the Pacific, and has a Conflict Resolution Certificate from eCornell University. Greg is currently the Supervisor and Lead Mediator at our firm's Divorce with Decency Mediation Clinic. Greg has been appointed to the First Circuit Family Court Volunteer Settlement Master Program and participated as a member of multiple Family Court Committees as well.
Greg is co-owner of The P.I.A.E. Group, LLC (dba Pacific Ink & Art Expo) and is the Founder & Board President of SeMPer FREY, Inc. (dba The Wishes GRANTed Foundation), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Public Charity established to honor Greg's (twin) brother lost to COVID-19 in 2020.
Greg is a third generation attorney, is married to his college sweetheart, has two adult daughters, is a grandparent, and has a lemon beagle.