Noel Tipon is an international criminal defense lawyer based in Honolulu, Hawaii who defends U.S. Military service members worldwide. Noel is the Managing Partner of Bilecki & Tipon, the Premier Law Firm Defending Servicemembers in the Pacific Rim. Noel is a co-host of The Tipon Report, a grass roots radio program
reporting on and tackling contemporary legal issues in Hawaii.
In March 2014, Noel was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Premier Experts providing Forecasts and Strategies for the New Year and Beyond. He is a National Academy Of Experts, Writers and Speakers EXPY Award winner. In May 2014, he appeared on the Biography Channel special, Times Square Today. The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Noel as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys heralded Noel as one of the Top 10 family law attorneys in Hawaii.
Noel is a graduate of UCLA, and Golden Gate University School of Law. Noel is an experienced Hawaii criminal lawyer who specializes in military law, including court martial defense, family law, criminal law, and immigration law. Noel 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 sixteen 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.
Noel, a former Marine, 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 and 11th MEU in the Al Anbar province, where he investigated claims against the United States and conducted humanitarian assistance missions. Following his deployment to Iraq, Noel 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.