Ian L. Mattoch - Law Offices of Ian Mattoch

Ian L. Mattoch

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 808-523-2451

Ian Mattoch has practiced law in Honolulu for more than thirty-five years with offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Waimea, Wailuku, and Lihue.  After legally representing persons with traumatic brain injury and their family members, Ian became a member of the Brain Injury Association of America.  He began to attend their annual seminars for attorneys.  As an active board member and current president of the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii, Ian has supported the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii in various administrative and legal issues.  There have been numerous projects developed and implemented under Ian's particpation on the Board such as the successful nurse/educator/advocacy program, the Hilo Survivor Support Group, the Caregiver Handbook, the HeadSmart Conference for teachers, and the design and planning of Hawaii's first Brain Injury Resource Center.  Modeled after the Marin Brain Injury Network's Larkspur Center, the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii received funding last year to begin the first phase of this project.  With the help of numerous individuals, the Brain Injury Resource Center's pilot program was an overwhelming success.  Ian also serves on the State of Hawaii's Department of Heath's Neurotrauma Advisory Board.  Over the years, Ian has sponsored world-renowned experts from NIH researchers to pediatric neuropsychologists from Melbourne, Australia to speak to Hawaii's medical and legal communities.

Ian limits the practice of his firm to personal injury law.  He graduated from Punahou School in 1961, received his BA from Occidental College in 1965, and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1968.  Mr. Mattoch is the former editor in chief of the Hawaii Bar Journal.  He created and taught the Law and Society course at Punahou School for 22 years.  He is listed in Martindale Hubbell with a superior rating from his peers and is included in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  In 2011 and 2012, Ian was named Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  In addition, Ian was listed in U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the 2013 Edition.  

Ian is married to Judy, a marriage of over 35 years.  They have four children, seven grandchildren, and a black lab named, "Kayla."

Occidental CollegeBA 1965Northwestern UniversityJ.D. 1968
Brain Injury Association of HawaiiState of Hawaii's Neurotrauma Advisory Board

Client Comments

"Ian Mattoch and his team have decades of experience in personal injury litigation, and that was demonstrated in every aspect of my legal process. The firm is well respected throughout the state and takes pride in helping those whose circumstances require sensitive handling and strong advocacy. In my book, they are all heroes."

-Penny Pagliaro
Panale'a Corporation

"Ian Mattoch has shown a level of wisdom and experience unlike any other I have dealt with personally or professionally. He always makes the time to respond with a clear answer and is more like a trusted family friend rather than just a lawyer. In addition, Ian Mattoch gives back to the community of brain injured people, not because he needs to, but because it comes from a place of genuine caring. It gives me great pleasure to recommend the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch as one of the finest I have had the privilege of being associated with."

-David Chen
Director of Finance
Mauna Lani Resort

"Mr. Mattoch will step in at times to ensure a timely resolution in challenging situations. He is supported by excellent staff members who promote clear and timely communication. His understanding of the law and the legal situations that are unique to Hawaii is particularly notable. The leadership presented in the Law Office of Ian Mattoch will continue to benefit the people of Hawaii as they march towards resolving their conflicts in challenging times. "

-Gabriel Merrill
Physician's Assistant
WorkStar Injury Recovery Center

"Ian Mattoch operates in the highest level of experience in his areas of practice. He is constantly involved with both the legal and medical communities as a leader and participant in conferences and seminars. His skills range from formulating the claim through litigation, including a substantial number of pretrial settlements. He has great respect by the legal and medical communities. His dealings with clients and lawyers alike are clear, concise and timely. Mr. Mattoch is a big claims lawyer who is affable, self-effacing and most pleasant to deal with. He and his firm are my first choice for recommendation in his areas of practice."

-Kenneth Zenger

Office Location

Pacific Guardian Center, Suite 1835
737 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs of the Honolulu Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Honolulu Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs of the Honolulu Metro Area
Ian L. Mattoch has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Ian L. Mattoch has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Ian L. Mattoch has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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