Stephanie E.W. Thompson, Honolulu Litigation Attorney

Stephanie E.W. Thompson

Director

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"The best attorneys are in this firm. They are sensitive to the client's needs, most professional and won all of my litigation cases. I would highly recommend this law firm."

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Stephanie E. W. Thompson is a Director of the firm. Ms. Thomson concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and real estate civil litigation.  Ms. Thompson has assisted in the representation of various clients from multi-million dollar corporations to small businesses and individual interests in legal matters ranging from wrongful termination and unfair competition, to negligence, commercial litigation, general business and trust disputes.  Ms. Thompson has also participated in other legal matters involving construction and environmental issues, trust and estates, fraudulent transfers of land, and wrongful death claims.

Ms. Thompson holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for both her skill and integrity. Ms. Thompson has been selected for inclusion to the 2014 and 2015 Hawaii Super Lawyers list as a "Rising Star". She was the 2015 Litigation Section Chair for the Hawaii State Bar Association, and a member of the board since 2011.

Ms. Thompson has developed and presents the workshop, E-Discovery: What Is It, and Why Every Business Must Plan For It”.  This informative and timely workshop covers the importance of a records retention policy, data mapping of a business’ electronic data, and litigation hold protocols. The aim is to bring awareness to companies that there are steps they may take that may reduce the legal fees related to the e-discovery phase of litigation.  Ms. Thompson was a guest on Hawaii Public Radio's The Conversation, discussing E-Discovery issues related to using a "Bring Your Own Device" policies. Click to listen.

Ms. Thompson was also a guest on Think Tech Hawaii's Life in the Law program. Click here to view.

Some examples of her work include:

Commercial Litigation.  Represented a large financial institution involving employment contract related claims.  Ongoing representation of a multi-million dollar real estate development company involving partnership claims.  Arbitration resolving leasehold interests, ejectment and foreclosure claims.

Construction Transactions and LitigationOngoing revision and formation of construction contracts for construction corporations.  Represented private parties in a construction defects suit involving their multi-million dollar residence.  Represented an apartment owners association in the mediation of contract and construction defects claims.

Labor/Employment Disputes.  Represented an employer in federal court involving claims of fraud and wrongful termination.  Represented private corporation in the arbitration of employee disputes related to covenants not to compete.

Trust & Estate Litigation.  Represented a major land-owning estate in the defense of claims of malfeasance.  Ongoing representation of an estate in prosecution of claims relating to fraud and wrongful death.

Pro Bono.  Representation of a Hawaii non-profit in the analysis and revision of its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws.  Representation of several low-income families in matters related to adoption, child custody, and divorce issues.