James Krueger

Background

Fellowships

Honors

Trial Bar Activities

Publications

Reported Cases

James Krueger in younger days

Background

  • B.A.:U.C.L.A.
  • LL.B.:Loyola University of Los Angeles
  • Bailiff:Hon. Albert Lee Stephens, Jr., USDC, Central Cal.
  • Admitted: Hawaii Bar
  • Admitted: Hawaii Supreme Court,
  • Admitted: United States District Court, District of Hawaii
  • Admitted: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted: United States Tax Court
  • Admitted: United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted: Colorado Bar

Firm Recognition

  • Law Firm of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, Hawaii (US News & World Report)
 

Individual Fellowships & Memberships

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    (state co-chair;program,site committees)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Trial Law Institute
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Trial Masters (Charter Member 2015)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Diplomate
    (certified in medical negligence)
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), United Kingdom
  • Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association (APLA)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Verdict Club
  • American College of Barristers
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • American Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • U.S. District Court Hawaii Bench-Bar Delegate
  • Thomas F. Lambert Chair Fund, Gold Trustee
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Trustee (Bd. Govs.)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, (Co-Founder, Instructor)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Institute for Injury Reduction
  • President, Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs' Attorneys (Co-Founder)
  • President, Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Bd. Directors)
  • President, Maui County Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Committee on Lawyer Professionalism
  • Hawaii Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, Civil
  • Hawaii Judicial Conference, Delegate
  • Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Committee
  • Hawaii, Federal and Maui County Bar Associations
  • Special Counsel to Maui County
  • The Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • NITA Advocates Association, Instructor
  • Speaker: ATLA, CalTLA, HawTLA, NevTLA, WashTLA and WesternTLA Conventions

Honors

  • Best Attorneys in Hawaii, Peer Recognition (2015)
  • Krueger Wong Trial Lawyers, Best Law Firms (US News, 2014)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (20 ed.); Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs, Honolulu
  • 2009-2013 Best Lawyers of Hawaii (personal injury) Honolulu Magazine
  • Super Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report (Washington Law & Politics)
  • 30 years anniversary Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (1980 – 2013) "Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards"
  • Barrister, Order of Juris
  • Barrister, Order of Certus
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh and Smith (Woodward-White; all eds.)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Part II, Johns (Town & Country)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mentor, Hawaii Bar Assn. (2010) Second Circuit Court, Hawaii
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year 1994, Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Who's Who in American Law"
  • 12 Men of Achievement, International Register of Profiles
  • Man of the Year 1991, American Biographical Institute, USA

Litigation Association Activity

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TRIAL LAWYERS

  • Program and Site Selection Committees

CONSUMER LAWYERS OF HAWAII

  • President
  • Board of Governors - Lifetime
  • Jury Instructions Committee

WESTERN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Board of Governors – Lifetime
  • Jury Instructions, Site Selection and Program Committees

ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA

  • National Executive Committee
  • National Public Relations Committee
  • Board of Governors
  • Federal Legislative Liaison Committee
  • Professional Research and Development
  • Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Vice Chair, Educational Policy Board
  • Vice Chair, Publications Department
  • Constitutional Review Committee
  • Chair, National Midwinter Convention
  • Co-Chair, National Midwinter Convention
  • Consumers and Survivors Coalition Committee
  • State Committeeman

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

  • Litigation Section, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Subcommittee
  • Committee on Medicine and Law
  • National Vice Chairman, Section on Tort and Insurance Practice
  • Committee on Trial Techniques
 

Publications

  • Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 1994 rev. (Krueger & Wong, eds. Haw. Inst. CLE)
  • Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual (Wong ed. Haw. Inst. CLE 1990) "Plaintiff Theories of Liability" [Chapter 3, pp. 3-1 to 3-12]
  • Hospital Law (Carmi ed. Springer-Verlag 1988) "Overview of American Law of Informed Consent: Physician's Duty to Disclose", First International Congress of Hospital Law, Procedures and Ethics, Tel Aviv, Israel, pp. 101-116
  • Warshaw, The Trial Masters (Prentice-Hall 1984) [Chapter 10, pp. 529-534]
  • 3 Belli Society International Law Journal, No. 1, 1984, "The Italian Legal System," pp. 105-115
  • 4 Trial Diplomacy Journal, No. 3, 1981,"Informed Consent by Videotape," pp. 40-54
  • 17 Trial, No. 8, 1981, "Jury Selection and Jury Instructions," pp. 21-25

Reported Cases

Mr. Krueger has obtained appellate court decisions favoring or preserving the rights of persons wrongfully harmed or killed by the wrongful conduct of others.

  • Disher v. Kaniho, 2 Haw. App. 344, 631 P.2d 1209 (1981)
  • Horst v. Horst, 1 Haw. App. 617, 623 P.2d 1265 (1981)
  • Kaneko v. Hilo Coast Processing, 65 Haw. 447, 654 P.2d 343 (1982)
  • Haworth v. State, 3 Haw. App. 281, 650 P.2d 585 (1982)
  • Gouveia v. Napili-Kai, Ltd., 65 Haw. 189, 649 P.2d 1119 (1982)
  • Munoz v. Yuen, 66 Haw, 603, 670 P.2d 825 (1983)
  • Bidar v. Amfac, Inc., 66 Haw. 547, 669 P.2d 154 (1983)
  • DeMello v. Home Escrow, Inc., 4 Haw. App. 41, 659 P. 2d 759 (1983)
  • Murakami v. Maui County, 6 Haw. App. 516, 730 P.2d 342 (1986)
  • Parker v. Nakaoka, 68 Haw. 557, 722 P.2d 1028 (1986)
  • Lui v. Intercontinental Hotel Corp., 634 F.Supp. 684 (D.Haw. 1986)
  • Moorcroft v. First Ins. Co. of Hawaii, Ltd., 68 Haw. 501, 720 P.2d 178 (1986)
  • Kole v. Amfac, Inc., 665 F.Supp. 1460 (D.Haw. 1987)
  • Murakami v. Maui County, 69 Haw. 43, 731 P.2d 787 (1987)
  • Kole v. Amfac, Inc., 69 Haw. 530, 750 P.2d 929 (1988)
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh Pa. v. Olson, 69 Haw. 559, 751 P.2d 666 (1988)
  • Kendall v. American Hawaii Cruses, 704 F.Supp. 1010 (D.Haw. 1989)
  • Burt v. Maui Architectural Group, Inc., 71 Haw. 650 (1990)
  • Sharples v. State, 71 Haw. 404, 793 P.2d 175 (1990)
  • Estate of Coates v. Pacific Engineering, 71 Haw. 358, 791 P.2d 1257 (1990)
  • Whittington v. State, 72 Haw. 77, 806 P.2d 957 (1991)
  • Chase v. Association of Apartment owners, 72 Haw. 604, 822 P.2d 958 (1991)
  • Heiser v. Association of Apartment Owners of Polo Beach Club, 848 F. Supp. 1482 (D.Haw. 1993)
  • AIG v. Bateman, et al, Vicente v. Corpuz, 82 Haw. 453, 923 P.2d 395 (1996)
  • Russell v. ATTCO, Inc., 82 Haw. 461, 923 P.2d 403 (1996)
  • Hays v. City and County of Honolulu, 81 Haw. 391, 917 P.2d 718 (1996)
  • Deer Creek Ranch v. Callahan, 81 Haw. 38, 911 P.2d 1110 (1996)
  • Ventura v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., 85 Haw. 231, 941 P.2d 930 (1997)
  • Kutsch v. County of Maui, 87 Haw. 34, 950 P. 2d 1234 (1998)
  • Rygg v. County of Maui, 98 F. Supp. 2d 1129 (D.Haw. 1999)
  • Rygg v. County of Maui, 122 F. Supp. 2d 1140 (D.Haw. 2000)
  • Ferris v. Larry Flynt Publ'g, Inc., 2001 US Dist. LEXIS 7759 (D. Haw. April 13, 2001)
  • Balthazar v. Verizon Haw., Inc., 109 Haw. 69 (Haw. 2005)
  • Lansdell v. County of Kauai, 110 Haw. 189 (Haw. 2006)
  • Lewis v. State, 109 Haw. 579 (2006)
  • Silva v. City & County of Honolulu, 115 Haw. 1, 165 P.3d 247 (2007)
  • Buenafe v. Kiehm, 125 Haw. 30, 251 P.3d 47 (2011)
  • Cochrane v. Asman, 125 Haw. 242, 257 P.3d 1219 (2011)
  • Cohan v. Marriott Hotel Services, Inc.,, 132 Haw. 408, 322 P.3d 948 (2014)