Jason R. Burks

I was born and raised in central Missouri and received my bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Missouri in 1996.  Following graduation, I moved to Honolulu and attended the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law where I received my juris doctorate in 1999.  After receiving my JD, I served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victoria S. Marks in the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii.

In 2000, I accepted a position as a Deputy Public Defender for the State of Hawaii and began my legal career working in the Public Defender’s Hilo office.  I transferred to the Honolulu office in 2003 and remained there until 2011.  During my eleven-year career with the Public Defender’s office, I represented indigent criminal defendants in the District, Family and Circuit Courts of Hawaii.  The last six years I spent almost exclusively in the Circuit Court representing defendants charged with the most serious of felony offenses.

I have represented Defendants charged with virtually every criminal offense Hawaii has to offer, from traffic and misdemeanor cases to serious felonies, such as theft, burglary, robbery, internet and white collar crimes, drug trafficking, assault, sexual assault and murder. I am a member of the National and Hawaii Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL and HACDL). For the last 2 years (2011, 2012) I have been an instructor at the annual HACDL Criminal Defense Seminar in Las Vegas, NV.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son, boxing, playing golf and softball.

Contact info
Law Off. of Jason R. Burks1001 Bishop St Ste 1330
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3403

Office (808) 225-4685
Fax (808) 533-4588

Fees: Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

State Status Acquired Updated
HI Active 1999 07/13/2016

Award name Grantor Date granted
Three Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Honolulu ThreeBestRated.com 2015

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Deputy Public Defender Office of the Public Defender, Hawaii 2000 – 2011
Law Clerk Circuit Court of the First Circuit – Honorable Victoria S. Marks 1999 – 2000

School name Major Degree Graduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1999
University of Missouri, Columbia International Studies BA – Bachelor of Arts 1996

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
HACDL 2014 Las Vegas Conference Ethical Use of Social Media 2014
HACDL 2012 Las Vegas Conference Technology in the Courtroom 2012
HACDL 2011 – Las Vegas Conference Using Technology in your Law Practice 2011

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