Barbara A. Petrus

Barbara A. Petrus
Partner

We truly embrace and rejoice in the diversity of people and the many cultures present in Hawai‘i.

Barbara is an exceptional litigator dedicated to helping clients navigate through complicated employment issues. Her extensive experience in management labor and employment law has been generating results for clients since 1982.

Barbara engages in several practice areas, ranging from employment policies to collective bargaining. She also has experience defending discharge and contract interpretation union grievance cases before labor arbitrators.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

A black belt in hapkido, Barbara enjoys teaching martial arts to children. She also serves on the board of the American Heart Association, Hawai‘i Division.

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D. (cum laude), 1982
Russell Sage College, B.A. (cum laude), 1978

ADMISSIONS

State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i

AFFILIATIONS

Hawai‘i State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow

AWARDS & HONORS

Best Lawyers, 2018
Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year Labor Law - Management in Honolulu, 2016
Chambers USA, 2017
Super Lawyers, 2017