Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher is proud to announce that nine firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion by Best Lawyers in America©. Each year, the firm has steadily increased the number of attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers®, this year having more “Lawyers of the Year” than any other law firm. Terry O’Toole, Duane Fisher, Sharon Lovejoy, Mark Bennett and Ivan Lui-Kwan were all recognized as Hawaii “Lawyers of the Year”. The firm achieved the same distinction, having four "Lawyers of the Year" in 2014 with Peter Starn, Terry O’Toole, Sharon Lovejoy and Judy Pavey.
Terence J. O’Toole has been named 2015 Best Lawyers in America©, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, in the practice area of Litigation: Banking & Finance. O’Toole has been recognized by Hawaii Super Lawyers®, Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation. He has over 40 years experience in complex commercial litigation.
Duane R. Fisher has been named 2015 Best Lawyers in America©, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, in the practice area of Corporate Law. Fisher has also been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers®, list and by Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business. He is co-founder of the firm, and is recognized for his expertise in real estate, construction and corporate law.
2015 Best Lawyers in America© has named Sharon V. Lovejoy, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law. Lovejoy is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and Federal Bar Association, and President of the Federal Bar Association-Hawaii Chapter. Her primary focus is in commercial, real estate and business litigation matters.
2015 Best Lawyers in America© has named Mark Bennett, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, Appellate Practice. He is the former Hawaii State Attorney General, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has first-chaired more than 100 jury trials, and argued more than fifty cases on appeal, twice successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court.
2015 Best Lawyers in America© has named Ivan M. Lui-Kwan, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, Government Relations Practice. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, is Ambassador to the U.S. for the Maori King Tuheitia, and National Board Member of The American Judicature Society. He is Chairman of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
Ken Marcus has been recognized by Best Lawyers® 2015, for Real Estate, Leisure & Hospitality, Business Organizations and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. He is also named by Chambers USA, Band 1, in Real Estate Law. He focuses on commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales, with particular expertise in the hotel industry.
2015 Best Lawyers® has recognized Peter Starn in the practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory, Business Organizations, Construction, Corporate, Leisure and Hospitality and Real Estate Law. He has over 40 years experience in commercial real estate development, entitlements and operations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.
Trevor A. Brown has been recognized by 2015 Best Lawyers® for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. Brown has over 20 years experience representing clients in both business litigation and transactions, has been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers® list, and has the earned Martindale Hubbell highest rating (AV Preeminent) for his skill and integrity.
2015 Best Lawyers® has recognized Judith Ann Pavey in both commercial and personal injury practice areas. Pavey was named 2014 Best Lawyers®, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, Product Liability Litigation, and in 2013 for Litigation: Banking & Finance. Pavey is also selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers® list, Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation.