Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
Describe Your Proudest Accomplishments:
Building a law firm that matches its passion for great service to its clients with its commitment to pro bono service to people who would otherwise have no lawyers.
What Do You Consider Your Greatest Contribution To The Community?
A lifetime of pro bono cases that helped the handicapped, homeless kids, and others who had no access to the courts, and a desire to lead others by that example.
Who Has Been The Most Influential Person In Your Career?
My wife, who is still teaching me the value of family, balance, and things outside of the law.
What Sets You Apart? Lots of hard work plus faith that Lincoln was right: A lawyer who promotes resolving disputes “has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
What Free Advice Can You Offer?
Hire a trial lawyer who is a proven, practical problem solver with a record of success. Use your money to solve your problems, not to send your lawyer’s kids to college.
In 2008, Mr. Alston led teams of lawyers that won:
A defense verdict in a federal securities fraud trial against investors who were seeking damages in excess of $500,000,000 from one of the largest landowners in Hawaii.
A defense verdict for a local family and their company in a case that sought catastrophically large damages based upon unfounded allegations of fraud.
A ruling establishing that the State of Hawaii was cheating more than 35,000 retirees out of adequate health care benefits.
Rulings that led to dismissal of a challenge to Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policies.
With the Legal Aid Society and the ACLU– an injunction against Department of Education policies that were depriving homeless children access to schooling.