William A. Harrison '81

  • Lecturer in Law


  • BA University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 1977
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1981
  • MA University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 1981


William A. Harrison maintains an active, high visibility practice concentrating in Criminal Defense at both the Federal and State Court levels, involving serious crimes. He is a Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, former Chair of The Hawaiʻi Judicial Selection Commission, Member of Hawaiʻi Supreme Court "Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Criminal Rules." He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubble Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr Harrison has been a member of the Hawaiʻi Innocence Project teaching team since its inception, and is a recognized leader of the Criminal Bar in Hawaiʻi. For more information about William A. Harrison, please visit  http://www.harrisonmatsuoka.net/ and http://www.hamlaw.net/.