Gavin Doi Talks to KHON2 About Paternity & Child Support


Big Island man living through child support nightmare

Marisa Yamane of KHON2 News interviewed Gavin Doi of Doi/Luke, Islandlawyers on May 20, 2014 for an Action Line story involving family law.  Action Line was seeking to help a Big Island man who is being pursued for back child support towards a child that he says is not his, as proven by DNA testing.

KHON spoke with Garry Kemp, Administrator of the Child Support Enforcement Agency for the State of Hawaii regarding Mr. Ortiz’ claim that he was not the father of the child.  Seeking the viewpoint of a family lawyer, Ms. Yamane talked with Doi about how people in such a situation can find help.

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KHON2 News Discusses Paternity and Child Support with Gavin Doi
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Gavin Doi, a partner with Doi/Luke, Islandlawyers, speaks with Marisa Yamane of Action Line/KHON2 News about a Big Island man being pursued for back child support, owed for a child that he says is not his.


About Gavin K. Doi

Gavin, a founding partner of Doi/Luke, was born and reared in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, graduating from McKinley High School, and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Gavin worked with the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the AmeriCorps Domestic Violence Clinic. An advocate of pro bono legal work, Gavin volunteers time with Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and the Hawai’i State Bar Association.In 2013, Gavin co-authored the book Child Custody Litigation and Settlements (Aspatore Books/Thomson West), penning the section "Working with Your Client Towards a Successful Child Custody Case." Gavin is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the HSBA Family Law Section, and was presented with the 2002 Justice Award by the Hawaii State Bar Association, which honors one lawyer annually for their outstanding contribution to the ideals of justice. The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission honored Gavin in 2012 for his pro bono service to the community.Gavin has extensive experience in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, restraining orders, and other family law matters, and has a Distinguished rating with Martindale-Hubble®/Lawyers.com, and an Avvo rating of 10 out of 10. He can be e-mailed at: gkdoi@islandlawyers.com .

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