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Lindsay N. McAneeley



Lindsay McAneeley is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office and is a member of the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Ms. McAneeley joined the firm in 2007 and concentrates her practice on complex commercial and real property litigation, and also practices in the areas of entertainment litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property, and environmental litigation.

Ms. McAneeley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law. While in law school, Ms. McAneeley was a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team, which won the award for best memorial in the United States, and the Hardy C. Dillard Award for the second place memorial in the world. Ms. McAneeley also published an article in the University of Hawai`i Law Review analyzing considerations for the legalization of physician assisted suicide in Hawai`i, and won the Public Health Law Organization's annual writing competition in 2006.

Ms. McAneeley received numerous scholastic awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her Legal Method Seminar and Federal Courts courses, as well as the top mark in her Trusts course while spending a semester abroad at the University of British Columbia.

Ms. McAneeley also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable David A. Ezra of the U.S. District Court for District of Hawai`i, and a research assistant to University of Hawai`i Law Professor Denise Antolini.

Representative Matters

Represented rightsholder of iconic toy property in multi-week arbitration, including protracted arbitration hearing and related litigation involving complex licensing and intellectual property issues.

Obtained dismissal of claims against international financial advising corporation in complex, multi-party shareholder rights dispute.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of governmental property owner and private managerial employees in multi-case toxic tort litigation.

Obtained summary judgment for California credit union in mortgage priority dispute.

Successfully represented private landowner in shoreline encroachment case before the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

Successfully resolved employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims against high-profile nonprofit corporation.

Successfully resolved claims against property owners and property managers in disputes involving commercial and residential properties.

Prior Work Experience

Prior to attending law school, Ms. McAneeley received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of British Columbia, and worked as a Research Assistant and Projects Coordinator for a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new and improved pain therapies. Having spent her early years in Japan, grown up in Hawai`i, and then studied in both Canada and England, Ms. McAneeley brings unique international experience and perspective to her practice.


  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • Hawai`i Women Lawyers


  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion as a Hawai`i Super Lawyers 2016—Rising Star; Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Civil Litigation, Appellate

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Entertainment & Media Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate & Land Use Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Renewable Energy & Clean Technology

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law,Honolulu,Hawaii
    • J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of British Columbia
    • B.S., Biology, minor in Psychology, Golden Key Honor Society