Edward R. Lebb

Specializing Family Law - Divorce, Custody and Paternity Issues

Edward Lebb received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and a J.D. from its law school, Boalt Hall, in 1969 where he was chair of the Moot Court Program. He became a member of the California bar, and then moved to Hawai‘i in 1969 as a VISTA volunteer attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. Admitted to the Hawaii bar in 1970, Mr. Lebb began his legal career in Honolulu as a Deputy Public Defender. He entered private practice in 1972.

Mr. Lebb is a past president of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and has served as a member of the Hawaii Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Committee on Penal Revision and the Hawai‘i State Bar Association Committee on "Cameras in the Courtroom." He was Chair of the State Bank Examiner's Advisory Committee, initial drafter of the 1993 Hawai‘i Code of Financial Institutions and is an arbitrator on the First Circuit Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Lebb is listed in Best Lawyers in America and presently serves on the Hawai‘i Judiciary's Permanent Committee on the Family Court Rules and as a Volunteer Settlement Master for the First Circuit Hawai‘i Family Court.


Mr. Lebb participated in the following reported cases before the Hawai'i and Federal appellate courts:

  • Rodrigues v. Rodrigues, 7 Haw.App. 102 (1987)
  • Doe v. Roe, 6 Haw.App. 629 (1987)
  • Doe v. Roe, 5 Haw.App. 610 (1985)
  • State v. Huelsman, 60 Haw. 308 (1979)
  • 60 Haw. 677 (1978)
  • 56 Haw. 640 (1976)
  • State v. Davis, 60 Haw. 100 (1978)
  • Redfearn v. Kuhia, 53 Haw. 378 (1972)
  • Abramson v. University of Hawai‘i, 594 F.2d 202 (9th Cir. 1979)

EDWARD LEBB can be contacted by e-mail: lebb@lebblaw.com

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