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Litigation: General Commercial - Hawaii
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State/federal litigation and ADR for plaintiffs and defendants. Complex business disputes, securities, real property, construction, insurance, civil rights, professional malpractice, First Amendment rights. Appeals in state and federal court (lead counsel in over 80 appeals in the Ninth Circuit and the Hawai`i Supreme Court).
Special Deputy Attorney General for two Governors, the Hawai`I Supreme Court and the Hawai`i Attorney General in selected federal matters. Best Lawyers in America 1995-present (Hawai`i Lawyer of the Year in seven categories and lawyer of the year six times); Certified Civil Pre-Trial and Trial Specialist (National Board of Trial Advocacy and Hawai`i Supreme Court); Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. Super Lawyers National Pro Bono Award (2012).
American Bar Association; Hawaii State Bar Association (President 1991-92); American Association of Appellate Attorneys; American Bar Foundation; Federal Bar Association (President, Hawai`i Chapter, 2012-2013); Delegate to the National Conference of State Courts (2018)
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1971, JD