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    GEOFF HAMILTON is in private practice with Char Hamilton Campbell & Yoshida in Honolulu. He was one of the founders of that firm in 1980, where he continues to practice exclusively family law.

    His professional distinctions include:

    Certified Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1981-Present;
    Twice elected past chair of the Family Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association;
    Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in every edition from 1983 (the first edition to the present). Listings from “Best Lawyers in America” for Hawaii lawyers included therein, including Mr. Hamilton, are also published in Honolulu Magazine usually under the title of “Hawaii’s Best Lawyers” or “Hawaii’s A+ Lawyers”;
    “AV” rated in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

    His publications include:

    “Relocation Issues”, American Bar Association (“ABA”) Compendium, Family Law, 2006, for the ABA annual meeting in 2006

    “Why Is My Client Nuts? . . . An Inquiry Into the Psychodynamics of Divorce” (co-author)

    ABA Compendium – ABA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1989 and 1993; also Divorce Law Update, Vail, Colorado, 1989; revised and published as “Why Is My Client Nuts? . . . Dealing With The Difficult Divorce Client”, Hawaii Bar Journal No. 13, Vol. 11, 1998 (co-author)

    “Further Reflections On Why My Client Is Nuts . . . An Inquiry Into the Psychodynamics of Divorce (Part II)”, updated, revised edition; 1992 Divorce Law Update (co-author)

    “Finding Your Way Through Hell – How To Survive Divorce”, Family Advocate, Summer, 1990.

    “Divorce; the Emotional Rollercoaster”, Family Advocate, Winter, 1990.

    He is also one of the editors of the child custody portion of the Hawaii Divorce Manual.

    For the past several years, an extensive portion of Mr. Hamilton’s family law practice involved mediation.