Lisa concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use litigation and commercial litigation.
Her experience includes trials, administrative hearings and appellate work in areas of environmental law, personal injury, contracts and products liability. She is knowledgeable in all phases of litigation practice, from pleading and discovery through injunction, summary judgment, trial, mandamus and appeal.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Lisa devotes her time to volunteering for causes like urban forestry and judicial independence. Currently, she is an officer and director of Smart Trees Pacific, supporting their urban forestry projects, and she serves both as the Hawai‘i Delegate to the American Bar Association and on the board of the American Judicature Society, an independent, nonpartisan, membership organization, working nationally to protect the integrity of the American justice system.
Her devotion to trees also branches into familial territories, as Lisa enjoys researching her family’s genealogy.
Boston University, J.D., (cum laude), 1993
Boston University, B.A., (magna cum laude), 1990
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Judicature Society, Director
Smart Trees Pacific, Officer and Director
AWARDS & HONORS
Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2021
The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021
Chambers USA, 2014-2020
Super Lawyers, 2013-2020