The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i 2017

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Best Lawyers 2017

There are 4,858 active attorneys in Hawai‘i. Which means that the 368 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 practice area. 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.

 

 

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 

The Best Lawyers in America© is published by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, S.C. and can be ordered directly from the publisher. For information call (803) 648-0300; write 237 Park Ave., SW, Suite 101, Aiken, S.C. 29801; email info@bestlawyers.com; or visit bestlawyers.com. An online subscription to Best Lawyers® is available at bestlawyers.com

 

Woodward/White Inc. has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. All listed attorneys have been verified as being members in good standing with their respective state bar associations as of July 1, 2016, where that information is publicly available. Consumers should contact their state bar association for verification and additional information prior to securing legal services of any attorney. 

 

Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, S.C. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of this list may be made without permission of Woodward/White Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of this list without permission. 

 

“The Best Lawyers in America” and “Best Lawyers” are registered trademarks of Woodward/White Inc. 

 

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