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Kristin Coccaro Esquire Maui Criminal Defense attorney


Lawyer & Founder of Empire Law, LLLC.

Kristin Coccaro is a former NY Assistant District Attorney, US Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), Maui County Prosecutor, and Special Assistant United States Attorney with over 22 years of experience practicing law. She has worked in New York and Hawaii State courts, Hawaii Federal Court, and Military Courts. As a senior prosecutor, Kristin has investigated and tried every type of felony criminal case and has extensive experience handling major drug offenses, sexual assaults, sexual harassment, domestic violence, property crimes, and all levels of violent crimes, including homicides.

If you want a seasoned trial attorney who is skilled in negotiation but also passionate and aggressive in court to make sure you are treated fairly, Kristin is your best choice.

Kristin has lived in Hawaii for over 20 years. She received her BA from Amherst College and her JD from Brooklyn Law School. Kristin is licensed to practice law in both New York & Hawaii.





(808) 633-8542

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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“I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism.  I’ve hired attorneys before but you are truly the best I’ve ever worked with.  Thank you so much!  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did for me and my family.”


“Kristin came into my life when I was on pretty shaky ground. Her support, professionalism, dedication, and generous heart allowed me to get my life back. I could trust her and knew that I had a real partner in a very uncertain time. I felt like I had a sister fighting for me and nothing got past her. To say I recommend her feels like an understatement. I am eternally grateful to have been represented by Kristin and for the outcome of my case.”


‘I had never been in any situation where I needed a lawyer until this past August. Recommended by an Oahu attorney and a personal friend here on Maui, I reached out to Empire Law. Kristin had me at ease with the first phone call! She had my case sorted out immediately and explained everything in terms I could understand. Not only was she able to successfully defend me from an unjust accusation, her empathetic ways towards me and my family offered unexpected emotional support. In a Courtroom setting, her knowledge, fierce presence, and professionalism made me feel confident and at ease. My family and I are eternally grateful to Kristin and we would highly recommend her and Empire Law.”