Sergio is proud to live in Hawai`i, where the civil jury system gives jurors -- men and women like you (and not judges or politicians) -- the power to not only provide full and fair compensation to victims of negligence or medical malpractice and their families, but to make sure safety rules are followed in the future. In other words, it is the jury’s job to enforce the safety rules and keep the community and the islands safe. It has been this way in America for over 200 years, when Thomas Jefferson and his friends put the right to a trial by jury in the U.S. Constitution. In this age of insurance companies and large corporations lying to and stealing from consumers and blowing money on lobbyists and advertising, the right to trial by jury is more important than ever before. This is why Sergio sees himself as a deterrence lawyer or civil prosecutor -- holding the rule violators accountable to prevent future violations of safety rules.
Sergio is licensed in Hawai`i, Guam, the CNMI, and Michigan. He is based in Honolulu and has over 20 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation, wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation, and other areas of law. He is a Top-Rated Lawyer in the categories of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Civil Litigation by SuperLawyers. He is rated in the Top-100 attorneys in the category of Civil Litigation and Top-25 in the area of Medical Malpractice in Hawai`i. He carries the highest possible rating ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell for professional ethics and legal ability, based on an independent survey of the legal community.
A Network of Professionals
Rufo Law often partners with other firms or lawyers, especially for outer-island cases, and uses independent contractors. While these people are technically not partners or employees, this Network of Professionals ultimately improves the overall experience and results for the Firm's clients.