The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2016
As the number of legal specialties here—87!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.
There are 4,834 active attorneys in Hawai‘i. Which means that the 366 attorneys listed here are the top 8 percent.
As we have in past years, we turned to Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, for this list. Their research method is pure peer review—no attorneys can buy their way onto the list, nor is any purchase necessary. To determine the list, Best Lawyers now takes nominations (and no, lawyers may not nominate themselves, either) in each specialty. Lawyers who appeared in previous lists also make this first cut. Best Lawyers then polls lawyers, asking, “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?”
There are even more layers of research than this, and a detailed explanation of the methodology can be found at bestlawyers.com/about/methodologybasic.aspx.
Don’t see your lawyer on the list? Don’t worry. As Best Lawyers notes, “Ultimately, a lawyer’s inclusion on these lists is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow attorneys. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain as confident today as we were three decades ago that the breadth of our survey, the candor of our respondents, and the sophistication of our polling methodology largely correct for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful as well as the most transparent guide to the best lawyers available anywhere.”
Who is the best of the best? Says Best Lawyers, “The lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers. In some cases, they also received particularly effusive comments from some of those same peers. The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.”
Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” each year. Congratulations to all.
THE FINE PRINT
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