Kamehameha Schools Kapalama (1996)
University of Hawaii at Hilo, B.A. in English and Political Science (2000)
University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. (2003)
Admitted to Practice
United States District Court for the District of Hawai'i (2004)
Crystal K. Glendon was born and raised in Hawai'i on O'ahu and the Big Island. She graduated from The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama in 1996. Ms. Glendon then earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo in 2020, where she double-majored in English and Political Science. She graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2003, where she was a member of the University of Hawai'i Law Review, Environmental Law Society and the esteemed Ete Bowl.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Glendon clerked in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit for the Honorable Karen S.S. Ahn, followed by another clerkship in the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit for the Honorable Greg K. Nakamura. In 2004, Ms. Glendon accepted a position with the State of Hawai'i Office of the Public Defender in Honolulu, where she served as a Deputy Public Defender for almost 15 years before opening up her solo practice with the Law Office of Crystal Glendon, LLLC in 2019. While at the Office of the Public Defender, Ms. Glendon was a trials deputy in the District, Family and Circuit Courts, spending the last five years of her practice as a Deputy Public Defender IV focusing on Class A and B felony trials. She handled all levels of criminal charges, from traffic and misdemeanors to Family Court juvenile and jury trial matters to complex felonies, including sexual assault, robbery and murder.
In 2020, Ms. Glendon was appointed by Governor David Ige to served as a member of the Defender Council, the governing body of the Office of the Public Defender. In 2021, she joined the Board of Directors of Paepae o He'eia, a private non-profit organization dedicated to caring for He'eia Fishpond located on the island of O'ahu.
In addition to State and Federal criminal defense, Ms. Glendon practices in the area of Family Law, including TROs and juvenile criminal defense. She also handles District Court TROs.