Ian L. Mattoch

A strong name by your side

Over the years, Ian Mattoch has built a reputation for being a persuasive, thorough, and, at the same time, caring personal injury trial attorney for his clients.  Medical providers respect Ian as a sincere advocate for their patients.  Clients and staff feel that they are part of Ian’s family.  These strengths have enabled Ian to successfully obtain numerous multi-million dollar settlements for his clients over the past 45 years.

Peer Rating

Ian Mattoch is listed in the exclusive The Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™.  This register lists only those select lawyers and law firms that have earned the AV Preeminent® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating awarded by other attorneys.  Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process.  Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.  Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


Ian Mattoch has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© as Hawaii’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the areas of medical malpractice (2021, 2018, 2016 & 2014) and product liability (2015).  Recognition of Ian and our law firm by Best Lawyers© was also published in the U.S. News & World Report and Honolulu Magazine’s Best Law Firms publications in Metro Honolulu in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Medical Malpractice Litigation – Plaintiffs.


Ian Mattoch represents the fourth generation of his family to live in Hawaii. He graduated from Punahou School in 1961, Occidental College in 1965, and Northwestern University Law School in 1968.  He has sponsored more than thirty seminars on medical-legal issues and has been a speaker at numerous local and mainland conferences on the litigation of personal injury claims.

Neurotrauma advocate

Through his representation of persons with traumatic brain injury, Ian was a strong supporter and active Board Member of the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii.  Ian served as Legal Counsel, past Treasurer, and President of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii.  This “in-the-trenches” participation contributed to Ian’s knowledge of political issues, resources and understanding the needs of persons with traumatic brain injury.

Concurrently, Ian served on the Board of Directors for the Neurotrauma Advisory Board for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health.  Ian was actively involved with state and national legislative issues for persons with traumatic brain injury. Ian, with the help of others, established the Brain Injury Resource Center (BIRC), in Honolulu, Hawaii. Modeled after the Brain Injury Network, in Marin County, CA, the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii received funding to develop the concept, plan, and open Hawaii’s first Brain Injury Resource Center, a gathering place of resources, activities and fellowship for persons with traumatic brain injury.


Through various local, national and international memberships, Ian has forged relationships with other professionals who have served as experts in litigation and have also educated the staff in cutting-edge research and medical treatment.  In turn, Ian has shared and continues to share his knowledge and expertise within local, national, and international communities. Memberships include:

The Best Lawyers in America ©
Hawaii State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Hawaii Association for Justice (Founding Member, formally 
Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Engineering, Law)
Brain injury Association of Hawaii (Past Member and Contributor, Past President, Treasurer, and former Legal Counsel)
State Neurotrauma Advisory Board (Past Board Member, 2002-2019)
State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board (Past Board Member)
State Foundation of Culture and the Arts (former Oahu Commissioner)
International Brain Injury Association
Brain Injury Association of America
PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii (Past Board Member)
Make-A-Wish Hawaii (Past Board Member and Past President)
Federal Bar Association
Super Lawyers

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