We are a full service Virtual Law Firm practicing in Honolulu Hawaii with a focus on Entertainment Law. We can also assist you with your Contracts, Employment, Real Estate, Insurance, Professional Licensure, Business and Compliance legal needs. We can provide Unbundled Legal Services upon request.
ENTERTAINMENT, COPYRIGHT, and CONTRACT LAW
Our entertainment practice encompasses legal guidance in all aspects of the entertainment business, and we represent both talent and industry side clients.
Our insurance defense practice focuses on insurance companies that insure both individuals and businesses in a wide range of industries and occupations.
We help our clients with real estate needs whether you are an owner, property manager, AOAO, seller or renter. We will work hard to protect your real property interest.
UNBUNDLED LEGAL SERVICES
We can provide you Unbundled Legal Consultation Services, which may comprise advice, strategizing, document review or preparation, ghostwriting, coaching, witness preparation, hearing preparation, research, etc., minimizing attorney time and expense while providing the benefit of expert advice and assistance when and as requested. We offer you the ability to "unbundle" various services to suit your desires, needs and ability to pay.
EMPLOYMENT and PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE
When your employer violates your rights or your professional license is threatened, it’s anxiety-producing and sometimes emotionally shattering. Our firm advocates aggressively for Hawaii workers and licensed professionals.
BUSINESS and COMPLIANCE
We will use our legal skills, experience and creativity to handle a broad range of business transaction and litigation matters. Working with our clients (Small and large businesses, and non-profits), we will carefully examine the facts, develop an appropriate strategy and aggressively pursue litigation if necessary
CREDIT AND DEBT
We help our clients with their credit and debt problems by providing solutions, guidance, and advocacy in resolving credit burdens.
Aloha, I am Emmitt Ford, Jr., the Founder and Managing Attorney of E.H. FORD LAW LLLC. Our vision is to provide the very best legal representation at a competitive rate in a variety of practice areas. We are a virtual law firm and not a legal technology website providing online do-it-yourself document templates such as Rocket Lawyer and Legal Zoom. We are a full-service law firm practicing in the State and Federal Courts in the state of Hawaii. However, we do provide contracts and other legal documents through our unbundled service. Our firm uses the latest technologies to communicate with our clients virtually. Staying connected helps us serve our clients better from our physical location in Honolulu, Hawaii. We can meet with clients all over the state and even on the mainland virtually for cases in Hawaii (State and Federal Courts) all without every catching a flight. Unless the situation requires in-person meeting and representation. I have made a point to develop strong relationships with the local legal community, the courts, state, city and county governmental agencies. I worked in state government for various state agencies for over 20 years. At this time, our consultations are available by appointment only. Please email us below to schedule a consultation. No case is too small to assist you with your legal needs. Our low overhead allow us to provide effective legal services with competitive fees. As previously mentioned, we offer unbundled legal services for those who need only a limited scope legal services/representation or those representing themselves pro se.
Education and Experience
I have a diverse background in various professions and disciplines before becoming an attorney. I am a professional musician and spent most of my life playing drums both live performance on the road and as a studio musician. I helped other artists set up their own record companies, established corporate entities, and drafted their music/entertainment industry contracts. I hold both a Real Estate and Cosmetology Licenses and was a small business owner in the past starting and operating several business ventures. I have years of experience negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts including recording artist, exclusive management, production, promotion. I also negotiated clinical trial research agreements with pharmaceutical companies on behalf of universities and hospitals. I spent the last decade working with a top firm specializing in criminal defense, administrative law, insurance defense, litigation, real property/land use, and AOAO/HOAs in addition to entertainment law until I decided to start my own virtual firm.
Admitted to Practice in Hawaii
Hawaii State Courts
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Christian Brothers University, 2001
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Philosophy and Religion
Chaminade University, 2005
Masters in Pastoral Theology (MPT)
Hogan Entrepreneurial MBA Program
William S. Richardson School of Law-University of Hawaii, 2009
Juris Doctor (JD)
Hawaii State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association (Hawaii Chapter and Intellectual Property Section)
E.H. FORD LAW LLLC
Unbundled Legal Services
À la Carte Legal Services By Design
What are Unbundled Legal Services?
Unbundled legal services (Unbundled Services) are consultation services offered by an attorney [sometimes referred to herein as "the Unbundled Services Provider"] to a person handling his or her own case, i.e., a party representing himself or herself "in Pro Per" [sometimes referred to herein as "the Pro Per" or "the party"], to counsel and assist, but not to represent that person in the pending case.
In an Unbundled Services arrangement, the party consults the lawyer and gets legal information, advice about the party's case, and assistance from the Unbundled Services Provider when the party determines a need for it. Unbundled services does not provide the sort of traditional full-service representation that a party would receive by retaining an attorney for all purposes in the case.
Unbundled services are frequently sought and received in Business and Entertainment Law, Contracts, Employment law, Estate Planning, Family Law, and Credit/Debt defense cases when a party seeks assistance with certain aspects of his or her case. People who can't afford to pay an advance retainer to retain an attorney for ongoing representation, or who don't want the responsibility to pay the ongoing charges of a retained attorney, can obtain consultation and assistance from attorneys who offer unbundled services, on a "pay as you go" basis. This form of assistance has become more prevalent in the past few years, following the downturn of the economy. COVID -19 pandemic, and clients choosing to represent themselves and their own self-interest.