Joel Edelman

Joel Edelman, Attorney at Law

Serving Maui as Attorney, Mediator & Counselor
Haiku, Hawaii 96708


Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Contract, Divorce, Family, Hospitality, Inheritance Disputes, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Disputes, Police or Law Enforcement, Workplace

I'm Joel Edelman, a Maui civil attorney with extensive experience. I also study, teach and practice mediation and counseling. My goal is to prevent or end your legal disputes in the most effective and satisfying way.

I have appeared twice before the U.S. Supreme Court, advised the LAPD on intelligence files and gangs, and been a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. I was an adjunct law professor at USC and Loyola Law School, a research scientist for the RAND Corporation think tank, served as legal advisor for many public and private organizations and a Board member for Aloha House on Maui. I've been around and I know how to get things done.

I started visiting Maui in 1965 and moved here in 1996. Since then, I've been advising, counseling, mediating and representing Maui residents and visitors. I help clients think outside the box; taking the whole picture into account to arrive at satisfying solutions. I take pride in vigorously pursuing and achieving the best outcomes for my clients.

With over 44 years of experience as an attorney, there's a good chance that I've dealt with a situation similar to the one you're facing.


1983 – 2000 Vice President and co-owner of Professional Treatment, Inc. and Vice President and Board member of the 501(c)(3) Professional Treatment Foundation: An outpatient medical, counseling and rehabilitation program serving the daily needs of more than 300 opiate (heroin) addicts in Redwood City, California.

Marriage, Family & Child Counseling

1975 – Present – Limited solo (and joint) practice specializing in intense, short-term counseling that greatly improves intimate, interpersonal and work relationships.


Government Appointments:

  • 1976-1986 California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners [chairperson for 3 years]
  • 1986-1989 California Acupuncture Examining Committee

Years in Business

Joel Edelman Attorney, Mediator & Counselor has been in business for 40 years.

1135 Makawao Avenue, #204
Makawao, HI 96768

P: 808-250-3110
F: 808-573-0833
E: [email protected]