Attorney Profile
Philip Dureza


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Philip Dureza is an experienced family law attorney and litigator. Mr. Dureza served as a staff attorney at the Domestic Violence Action Center, where he represented domestic violence victims in restraining order, divorce, and paternity proceedings before the Hawaii Family Court.  He has conducted trials involving child custody, domestic abuse restraining orders, property division, spousal support, child support, and guardianship cases.  Mr. Dureza is also a regular volunteer with Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, providing pro bono legal consultations on family law issues.  

Mr. Dureza also worked in immigration law helping domestic violence and violent crime victims secure immigration relief.  He likewise worked as corporate counsel for the County of Kauai, where he represented the County in employment, labor, and civil rights cases.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A.

Past Positions

  • Domestic Violence Action Center, Staff Attorney

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney


  • English
  • Tagalog

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 2006
  • New York, 2005