Distinctions

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher is a leader among Hawaii’s law firms, recognized for its expertise in real estate law, commercial transactions and complex commercial litigation in Hawaii, the US mainland and internationally. The firm’s intellectual power, mental strength and toughness generate winning strategies, strong negotiations and innovative settlements for clients. Above all, the firm’s passion for excellence and responsive client service has earned an international reputation for extraordinary client results. Accolades include:

Top "AV Preeminent Rating" - Martindale-Hubbell®

"Top Listed" among Hawaii law firms, U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

Eight Named “Lawyers of the Year” - Best Lawyers in America®
More “Lawyers of the Year” than any other Hawaii Law Firm (2014, 2015)

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
Banking & Finance Litigation
Bet-The-Company Litigation
Business Organizations
Corporate Law
Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses Law
Government Relations Law
Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiff
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Product Liability Litigation
 
Eleven Best Lawyers – Best Lawyers in America®
Named in 29 Practice Areas
 
Five Lawyers Among the "Top 25" Lawyers in Hawaii, Super Lawyers® List
More “Top 25” attorneys than any other Hawaii Law Firm (2011, 2014)
 
Ten Hawaii Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyers® List
Five Hawaii Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
Business Litigation – Real Estate Law
 
Lawyer Named “Star” by Chambers and Partners USA Directory of Leading Lawyers for Business
Business Litigation 
 
Nine Lawyers Ranked by Chambers and Partners USA Directory Leading Lawyers for Business
Business Litigation – Real Estate Law - Corporate Law
 
Lawyer Ranked by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide
Private Wealth Law
 
Lawyer Named “Top 250 Women in Litigation”- Benchmark Litigation
(2011-2014)
 
Five Lawyers Named "Litigation Stars" by Benchmark Litigation
Highly Recommended Law Firm
 
"Lifetime Achievement Award" Recipient by Pacific Edge Magazine

“Women Who Mean Business: Award Recipient by Pacific Business News

Best Places To Work (2008, 2018)

 
AV Preeminent® Rating By Martindale-Hubbell®
Law Firm Rated AV Preeminent®
15 Lawyers Rated AV Preeminent®
 
Peter Starn, Terence J. O’Toole, Kenneth B. Marcus, Duane R. Fisher,
Sharon V. Lovejoy, Trevor A. Brown, Ivan M. Lui-Kwan,
Norman H.Y. Cheng, Andrew J. Lautenbach, Judith Ann Pavey,
Stephanie E.W. Thompson, Christine N. Ohira, Doug Chin, Paul H. Sato,
Lindsay E. Orman
 

U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers in America®, Best Law Firms
25 Practice Areas

Administrative/Regulatory Law Litigation - Banking & Finance
Appellate Practice Litigation - Bet-The-Company
Arbitration Litigation - Commercial
Business Organizations Litigation - Construction
Closely Held Companies & Family Business Litigation - Environmental
Commercial Finance Litigation - Real Estate
Commercial Transactions/UCC Law Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Construction Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Government Relations Practice Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Land Use & Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Legal Malpractice Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  Real Estate Law

 

 
Best Lawyers in America®-“Lawyer of the Year”
More “Lawyers of the Year” than any other Hawaii Law Firm (2014, 2015)
Lawyer of the Year (2014) Peter Starn Administrative/Regulatory Law
Lawyer of the Year (2018) Peter Starn Business Organizations
Lawyer of the Year (2011, 2019) Terence J. O’Toole Bet-The-Company Litigation
Lawyer of the Year (2012, 2015) Terence J. O’Toole Banking & Finance Litigation
Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2018) Terence J. O’Toole Appellate Practice
Lawyer of the Year (2016) Kenneth B. Marcus Business Organizations
Lawyer of the Year (2017) Kenneth B. Marcus Mergers & Acquisitions
Lawyer of the Year (2015) Duane R. Fisher Corporate Law
Lawyer of the Year (2014) Sharon V. Lovejoy Banking & Finance Litigation
Lawyer of the Year (2015, 2019) Sharon V. Lovejoy Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer of the Year (2017) Trevor A. Brown Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer of the Year (2019) Trevor A. Brown Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law
Lawyer of the Year (2015, 2018) Ivan M. Lui-Kwan Government Relations Practice
Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2018) Judith Ann Pavey Banking & Finance Litigation
Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2019) Judith Ann Pavey Product Liability Litigation
Lawyer of the Year (2017) Judith Ann Pavey Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiff

 

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

Peter Starn

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Business Organizations
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Leisure & Hospitality Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate Law

Terrence J. O'Toole Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Bet-The-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation-Banking & Finance
Litigation-Construction
Litigation-Mergers & Acquisition
Litigation-Real Estate
Kenneth B. Marcus

Business Organizations
Commercial Finance
Leisure & Hospitality Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Duane R. Fisher Business Organizations
Corporate Law
Construction Law
Real Estate Law
Sharon V. Lovejoy Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Litigation-Banking & Finance
Litigation-Construction
Litigation-Environmental
Litigation-Real Estate
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Trevor A. Brown Business Organizations
Closely Held Companies & Family Business
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Corporate Law
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Real Estate Law
Ivan Lui-Kwan Administrative/Regulatory Law
Government Relations Law
Norman H.Y. Cheng  Real Estate Law
Judith Ann Pavey

Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice Law
Litigation-Banking & Finance
Litigation-Construction
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Litigation

Andrew J. Lautenbach Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Christina N. Ohira Real Estate Law

"Top 25" Lawyers in Hawaii, Super Lawyers® List
More “Top 25” attorneys than any other Hawaii Law Firm, (2011,2014)

Terence J. O’Toole
Business Litigation
2011
Duane R. Fisher
Real Estate Law
2014
Kenneth B. Marcus
Real Estate Law
2011-2012,2014
Trevor A. Brown Business Litigation  2015, 2018
Judith A. Pavey Business Litigation 2016

Selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers® List

Peter Starn Real Estate Law
Kenneth B. Marcus Real Estate Law
Duane R. Fisher Real Estate Law
Ivan M. Lui-Kwan Real Estate Law
Norman H.Y. Cheng Real Estate Law
Christina N. Ohira (2017) Real Estate Law
Lindsay E. Orman (2018) Real Estate Law 
Terence J. O'Toole Business Litigation
Sharon V. Lovejoy Business Litigation
Trevor A. Brown Business Litigation
Judith Ann Pavey Business Litigation
Andrew J. Lautenbach Business Litigation
Stephanie E.W. Thompson (2014, 2015) Business Litigation, Rising Star
Maile S. Miller (2018) Business Litigation, Rising Star
Kukui Claydon (2018) Business Litigation, Rising Star

Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers For Business

Litigation, Firm, Band “1”
Real Estate Law, Firm, Band “2”
Corporate Commercial Firm, Band “2”

“Star”, Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business

Terence J. O’Toole Litigation/General Commercial

Recognized by Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers For Business

Peter Starn Real Estate Law, Band 1
Kenneth B. Marcus Real Estate Law, Band 1
Duane R. Fisher Real Estate Law, Band 2
Norman H.Y. Cheng Real Estate Law, Band 3
Peter Starn Corporate Commercial, Band 2
Kenneth B. Marcus Corporate Commercial, Band 2
Duane R. Fisher Corporate Commercial, Band 3
Terence J. O'Toole Litigation/General Commercial, Star
Sharon V. Lovejoy Litigation/General Commercial, Band 2
Judith Ann Pavey Litigation/General Commercial, Band 3
Trevor A. Brown Litigation/General Commercial, Band 3
Andrew J. Lautenbach Litigation/General Commercial, Up and Coming

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide (2017, 2018)

Private Wealth Law, Tier 2

               Trevor A. Brown                                                                              Private Wealth Law


“Top 250 Women in Litigation in the United States”, Benchmark Litigation, (2011-2014)

Sharon V. Lovejoy      Litigation Star

Benchmark Litigation
Highly Recommended Firm

Terence J. O’Toole Litigation Star
Sharon V. Lovejoy Litigation Star
Trevor A. Brown Litigation Star
Judith Ann Pavey Litigation Star
Andrew J. Lautenbach Litigation Star
Stephanie E.W. Thompson Future Star

2014 “Lifetime Achievement Award” Pacific Edge Magazine

Ivan M. Lui-Kwan

“Women Who Mean Business”, Pacific Business News (2018)

                                            Sharon V. Lovejoy

Best Places To Work” by Hawaii Business Magazine