Trial Specialist VIEW ALL ATTORNEYS

TERENCE JAMES O'TOOLE, ESQ.

  • Director, AV Rated
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Martin Pence, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Hawaii 1971-72
  • 25+ Jury Trials
  • Licensed Hawaii, California, District of Columbia
  • Practicing 45+ Years
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, Litigation: Banking & Finance, Bet-The Company, Commercial, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2011 Lawyer of the Year, Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2014, Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2015, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Banking & Finance
  • Super Lawyers, Top 25 Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, Star, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star • Benchmark Appellate, Appellate Star • Benchmark Plaintiff, Litigation Star
 

SHARON V. LOVEJOY

  • Director, AV Rated
  • Licensed Hawaii, Texas (inactive), Colorado (inactive), Florida (inactive), U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Practicing 30 Years
  • Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation in the United States (2012-2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Super Lawyers, Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star• Benchmark Appellate, Appellate Star
  • Lawyer Representative to United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference
  • Officer, Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

MARK J. BENNETT

  • Director, AV Rated
  • Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, Law Review.
  • Law clerk, Hon. Samuel P. King, Chief Judge, U.S.D.C. Hawaii
  • First - Chaired 100+ Trials, 50+ Appellate Cases
  • Licensed Hawaii, California (inactive), District of Columbia (inactive), United States Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits
  • Practicing 35+ Years
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers • United States Department of Justice National Leadership Award
  • Hawaii State Attorney General (appointed), 2003-2010
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice, 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Government Contracts
  • Super Lawyers, Top 25, Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, (2011-2016)
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star• Benchmark Appellate, Appellate Star

TREVOR A. BROWN

  • Director, AV Rated
  • Licensed
    Arizona, California, Hawaii, District of Columbia
  • Practicing 25+ Years
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Business Organizations(including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law,Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers,Top 25, Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2015)
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Chair
  • Christian Legal Society of Hawaii, Director
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y.C. Choy, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal

JUDITH ANN PAVEY

  • Of Counsel, AV Rated
  • 120+ Criminal Trials
    100+ Civil Litigation Jury Trials/Arbitrations
  • Licensed
    Hawaii, Indiana(inactive),
    U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • Practicing 40 Years
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Inns of Court
    American Association of Justice(American Trial Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Legal Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation: Banking & Finance, Commercial, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Medical Malpractice Law
  • Super Lawyers, Top 25, Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Plaintiff, Litigation Star

ANDREW J. LAUTENBACH

  • Director, AV Rated
  • Licensed California, Hawaii
  • Practicing 10+ Years
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Super Lawyers, Hawaii Super Lawyers,Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers For Business, General Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star

PATH TO VICTORY

Historically, victory in the legal environment means triumph: economic satisfaction, a win-win agreement, or sometimes, just being proclaimed right.

Lately, what motivates a claim and the urgency to win has appeared to shift. Fewer opportunities in business have led parties to scrutinize deals gone wrong more closely, and legal action is often sought to recover time and effort invested. Similarly, income loss or medical bills may strongly motivate someone to pursue legal claims when injured by another’s negligence.

The importance of the path to victory has moved to the forefront -strategies, players, and desired outcomes - make the selection of the legal trial team critical for success. The job is to design a roadmap that considers each twist and turn that may be presented. The experience and intellectual brainpower of the attorneys often accounts for the outcome of litigation by crafting each move on the battlefield along the way.

What it means to win and emerge victorious is different for each person and client. Honored by Best Lawyers in America®, Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Appellate, Benchmark Plaintiff, Superlawyers and Chambers USA Directory of Leading Lawyers, Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher’s litigation team attorneys take the fight for every client as if it were their own battle. To be personally responsible and involved is a hallmark of the law firm which is built on the power of its people.