About Turbin Chu Heidt

Accomplished And Respected Lawyers

Our practice is devoted to helping people who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones through the negligence of others. We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury cases. Several of our cases have set legal precedent or records for the size of the award, including a medical malpractice case in which we obtained the largest award anywhere in the United States that year.

  • Our founding attorney, Richard Turbin, has practiced law since 1975 and has been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers every year from 2008 through 2015. He is well-known in the community for both his legal success and his time spent educating the Oahu public during a popular radio show, “Putting Law in Order,” answering caller’s legal questions.
  • Richard’s wife and law partner, Rai Saint Chu, has practiced since 1972. Richard and Rai have both been candidates and served in public office in Hawaii and each has held the position of president of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
  • Attorney Janice Heidt has practiced since 1998 and joined the firm in 2009. She has obtained substantial recoveries for clients through trials, arbitrations and mediations.

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Your LOCAL Personal Injury Advocates

Turbin Chu Heidt is an established and respected law firm located in Honolulu. We have practiced here for over 35 years, concentrating on personal injury law. Our knowledge of the islands and local courts works to your advantage in pursuit of fair compensation.

We are proud to have assisted countless clients throughout Oahu and the Hawaiian islands over the years. Our trial lawyers have extensive trial expertise and experience to take your case all the way to court. It is well-known that we will almost always sway the judge or jury and win a large award. That reputation is a factor in our ability to reach favorable results in settlement, mediation or arbitration.

Our team has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. See examples of case results we have secured for our clients.

Our attorneys are active in professional organizations and regularly present seminars to legal colleagues. By staying at the top of our game, we are equipped to maximize recoveries for our clients so that they receive the compensation they need to recover and return to or maintain a high quality of life.

Many of our cases come to us as referrals from past pleased customers.
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Whether you are a local Kama’aina or if you are a visitor in our islands, you should not be stuck with the bills and lost wages after an accident. We can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact Turbin Chu Heidt to schedule your free initial consultation today. You are never charged a fee unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

Case Results


Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities.

Case Results


Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.


Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential).


Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.


Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms.