Richard H.S. Sing

Richard H.S. Sing is a founding partner of Hawk Sing & Ignacio and focuses on criminal law, restraining order law, and selected other matters.

Mr. Sing was born and raised in Honolulu and on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a graduate of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, Hawaii.

Mr. Sing received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1990 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he majored in Law and Society. Mr. Sing received his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1995. While at University of Hawaii, Mr. Sing was a Member and Comments Editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review.

Following his graduation, Mr. Sing worked as an associate attorney at one of Hawaii’s largest and most respected law firms. While in their employ, Mr. Sing specialized in complex civil litigation and immigration. Because his interest lay elsewhere, Mr. Sing accepted a position at the Office of the Public Defender in 1997, where he remained until the launching of Hawk Sing & Ignacio in 2003.

As a Deputy Public Defender, Mr. Sing handled all levels of indigent criminal defense. By the end of his service, Mr. Sing had spearheaded the successful defense of many difficult felony cases including high publicity matters, white-collar crimes, public corruption cases, and serious violent felonies.

Mr. Sing was a Barrister with the American Inns of Court, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the UH Law School Alumni Association. He has lectured on legal issues related to domestic violence and the defense of juveniles. Mr. Sing is currently the President of the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HACDL).

Mr. Sing enjoys deep-sea fishing and hunting and is certified as a scuba instructor. Mr. Sing is also an adventurous world traveler who has explored rural America, the Canadian wild country, Europe, and the exotic Far East.


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