Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, 13 Best Lawyers in America, 4 Lawyers of the Year

August 15, 2019

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher is proud to announce that 13 firm attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America© list.

The firm is also pleased to announce that four 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” in Honolulu were selected to the Best Lawyers in America. Duane R. Fisher (Business Organizations), Sharon V. Lovejoy (Appellate Practice), Trevor A. Brown (Securities Litigation) and Judith Ann Pavey (Medical Malpractice Law), are all recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in Honolulu.  Additionally, all four attorneys have been recognized in prior years for this special honor.

Firm Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2020 List

Peter Starn has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple practice areas. Mr. Starn has over 45 years experience in commercial real estate development, entitlements and operations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.

Terence “Terry” J. O’Toole has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation practice areas and this year added the practice area of Mass Torts/Class Action-Plaintiffs. He has over 45 years experience in complex commercial litigation.

Ken Marcus has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple practice areas. Mr. Marcus' focus is on commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales, with expertise in the hotel industry. He has over 40 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate law, development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales.

Duane R. Fisher has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple transactional practice areas and named 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu in the practice area of Business Organizations. His practice focus is in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, construction law, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.  

Sharon V. Lovejoy has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation practice areas and named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Appellate Practice. This year, Ms. Lovejoy is recognized in two additional practice areas; Qui Tam Law and Land Use & Zoning Litigation. Her primary focus is in commercial, real estate and business litigation matters.

Trevor A. Brown has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation and transactional practice areas and named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Securities Litigation. Mr.  Brown represents clients in both litigation and transactions.

Ivan M. Lui-Kwan has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in Government/Relations Practice and Administrative Law. He has practiced law for over 45 years, focusing on Hawaii’s land use, administrative and real estate law.

Norman H.Y. Cheng has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in the practice area of Real Estate Law.  He is the firm’s Managing Director and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, hotels and resorts, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.

Judith Ann Pavey has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list  in multiple litigation practice areas and named  2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Medical Malpractice Law. This year, Ms. Pavey is recognized in an additional practice area, Professional Malpractice Law. Ms. Pavey practices and is recognized in both commercial and personal injury law areas.

Andrew J. Lautenbach has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation and this year added the practice area of Construction Litigation.  Mr. Lautenbach is a Director of the firm and focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation.

Doug Chin has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Government Relations Practice.  Mr. Chin is a Director of the firm and has extensive experience in state and federal courts, from Hawaii to the United States Supreme Court, and experience in managing state and local government agencies at the highest levels.

Stephanie E.W. Thompson has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® list in the practice area of Real Estate Litigation.  Ms. Thompson is a Director of the firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and real estate civil litigation.

Christina N. Ohira has been selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers In America® list in the practice area of Real Estate Law.  Ms. Ohira is a Director of the firm and focuses her practice in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, business structure and operations, and commercial transactions.