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Victor Bakke

Attorney Victor J. Bakke

Backed by More than 3,000+ Cases Won

If you were arrested or are under investigation for a crime, get in touch with Attorney Bakke right away. With decades of experience under his belt, he has the skills and knowledge needed to successfully defense your future and right.

When you choose to work with our legal team, you can rest easier knowing he is backed by:

  • 100% Focus on criminal and military defense law
  • Over 6,000 court appearances
  • Thousands of cases successfully tried and defended
  • A reputation for being one of Hawaii's top overall criminal defense trial lawyers

Attorney 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.

Background and Experience

Following law school, in 1992, Attorney Bakke 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."

His Experience as an Educator

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. Additionally, he has also been a repeat panelist on the University of Hawaii's public access television show "You and the Law."

Heavily Involved at the Federal Level

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.

Featured in Local, National, & International Media Outlets

Attorney 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:

  • NBC News
  • CBS News
  • ESPN
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Associated Press
  • USA Today
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Boston Herald
  • Rocky Mountain News
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Contra Costa Times
  • Honolulu Weekly
  • KGMB 9 News
  • KHNL 8 News
  • Taipei Times
  • The Japan Times

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