Emmanuel Tipon

Bilecki & Tipon
1001 Bishop Street
America Savings Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 792-3051

Emmanuel "Noel" Tipon, a former Marine, is the Managing Attorney at The Tipon Law Firm. Noel is an experienced Hawaii criminal lawyer who specializes in military law, including court martial defense, family law, criminal law, and immigration law. Mr. Tipon represents clients in military and civilian courts and is licensed to practice law in both Hawaii and California. As a proud veteran of the Armed Forces and former judge advocate for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), he has over eleven years of experience representing Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen in military proceedings and civilian courts. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces by representing servicemembers with military law issues.

His practice areas include the following jurisdictions:

- Hawaii state courts
- California state courts
- United States Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- All military courts


Mr. Tipon received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University, School of Law in 1997.


Mr. Tipon began his military career in 1998 serving as a commissioned officer and military attorney in the United States Marine Corps. During his career, he worked as a criminal defense attorney at the Law Center at the Marine Corps Base in 29 Palms, CA, with the Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division in Washington, D.C., and the Law Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. While in Iraq, he served at the Headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the Al Anbar province, where he investigated claims against the United States and conducted humanitarian assistance missions. Following his deployment to Iraq, Mr. Tipon was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he provided legal services and counsel to clients in Hawaii and Japan. He left the Marine Corps in December 2007 with the rank of Major. He continues to support the men and women of the Armed Forces by representing servicemembers with military and civilian issues.

Mr. Tipon is a Hawaii criminal lawyer who is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NADCL), the largest organization in the United States for criminal defense lawyers.