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Honors and Awards

Carlsmith Ball Honors and Awards

The list of honors awarded to Carlsmith Ball or to individual firm attorneys is growing. We are pleased to be esteemed by our colleagues, our clients, and our communities, and we strive every day to live up to these accolades.

2016

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 ranked Carlsmith Ball among the top firms in each of the five practice areas it covers in Hawai'i. Thirteen Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition, some in more than one area of practice.

Carlsmith Ball received the prestigious Leadership Circle Recognition Award from the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

2015

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers In America® named Carlsmith Ball a Tier 1 law firm In 18 Practice Areas.

Carlsmith Ball attorneys were selected for inclusion in Hawai'i Super Lawyers 2015.

Twenty-Seven Carlsmith Ball lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Carlsmith Ball among the top firms in each of the five practice areas it covers in Hawai'i. Fifteen Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition.

Carlsmith Ball Los Angeles associate Mary R. Conklin was selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition 2015.

2014

U. S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers named Carlsmith Ball a Tier 1 Law Firm in 15 practice areas.

Benchmark Litigation named Michael M. Purpura a Litigation Star and listed Carlsmith Ball as Recommended for Litigation.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Carlsmith Ball among the top firms in each of the five practice areas it covers in Hawai`i. Thirteen Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition.

Twenty-Seven Carlsmith Ball lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Four Carlsmith Ball lawyers were named Lawyers of the Year (Hawaii) by Best Lawyers: Gerald A. Sumida, Energy Law, Ian L. Sandison, Environmental Law, Lawrence S. Okinaga, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Timothy J. Lui-Kwan, Administrative / Regulatory Law.

Nine Carlsmith Ball attorneys were selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2014.

Carlsmith Ball Los Angeles associate Mary R. Conklin was selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition 2014.

U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America recently released their 2014 rankings for Best Law Firms, ranking Carlsmith Ball in the first tier for law firms in Hawaii in 14 separate practice areas and in tier two for 8 practice areas. The firm's total number of tier one and two rankings is unmatched in Hawaii.

2013

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Carlsmith Ball among the top firms in each of the five practice areas it covers in Hawaii. Thirteen Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition.

Twenty-Six Carlsmith Ball Lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, and the firm was ranked in the first tier in 12 practice areas.

2012

Carlsmith partner Dean Robb is named the Honolulu Admiralty & Maritime Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Carlsmith Ball among the top firms in each of the five practice areas it covers in Hawaii. Fourteen Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition.

Twenty-Six Carlsmith Ball Lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, and the firm was ranked in the first tier in 12 practice areas.

Nine Carlsmith attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2012 Hawaii Super Lawyers.

2011

Twenty-Four Carlsmith Ball lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011. The firm was ranked in the first tier in 10 areas of practice.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked the firm among the top bands in all five practice areas covered by the publication in Hawaii. Eleven Carlsmith attorneys were recognized.

Christian Adams was selected to Pacific Business News' 40 Under 40 for 2011. Christian is a partner in the firm's Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

Eleven Carlsmith partners were selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers Hawaii 2011.

2010

Nineteen Carlsmith Ball attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. The firm was ranked in the first tier in Hawaii in six practice areas.

Partner was named the Trust & Estates Lawyer of the Year for Honolulu by The Best Lawyers in America.

Melissa Lambert and Lindsay McAneeley were selected to the 2010 Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute. Melissa is Of Counsel and Lindsay is an associate in the firm's Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked the firm among the top bands in four practice areas and recognized eight individual attorneys.

Ten Carlsmith partners were selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers Hawaii 2011.