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Victor Bakke

Meet Attorney Victor J. Bakke

Decades of Experience. 3,000+ Cases Won.

Victor Bakke is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Hawaii and Washington. He has also handled federal cases in California, Nevada and the United States Military Courts Martial. To date, he has made more than 6,000 court appearances.

Originally from Seattle, Mr. Bakke graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 1988 and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. While attending Berkeley, he served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice in American Samoa and a judicial extern to United States Federal District Court Judge David A. Ezra.

In 1992, he was chosen to serve as a law clerk on the Hawaii Supreme Court by the Honorable Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Yoshimi Hayashi. Following his judicial clerkship, Mr. Bakke was recruited to serve as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, where his outstanding trial skills earned him the "Award of Excellence."

After leaving the prosecutor's office, Mr. Bakke went into private practice to focus on criminal defense. Over the years, he has made over 6,000 court appearances and successfully tried and defended thousands of cases. His aggressiveness and high acquittal rate has earned him a reputation for being one of Hawaii's top overall criminal defense trial lawyers.

Featured in Local, National & International Media Outlets

Mr. Bakke does more than just win trials in the courtroom. He also provides expert legal commentary and opinions in high profile cases to local news outlets such as KITV 4 news, KHON 2 news, KHNL news and the Honolulu Star Advertiser. But that's only in Hawaii.

He has also been profiled in national & international media outlets like:

As an educator, Mr. Bakke has been a guest lecturer at the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law and Hawaii Pacific University. He is also a member of the Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has conducted legal training for its members at its annual continuing legal education conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Bakke has also been a repeat panelist on the University of Hawaii's public access television show "You and the Law."

At the Federal level, Attorney Victor Bakke was recently chosen by Chief Federal District Court Judge Susan O. Mollway to serve a three-year term as an attorney delegate to the Court's annual Federal Judicial Conference. He is also serving his second term as appointed counsel for the Court under the Federal Criminal Justice Act for the District of Hawaii.

To discuss your case with Attorney Bakke in a free and confidential consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.