News, Events & Awards

News, Events & Awards

See how our attorneys are shaping the legal landscape through commentary on important client issues, professional development seminars, and national and local designations.

Carlsmith Ball Promotes Four Attorneys to Partner

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that the following four attorneys have been elected to Partner, effective July 1, 2017: Kathy Garson, Hilo; Melissa Lambert and Kenji Price, Honolulu; and David Ross, Los Angeles.

Carlsmith Ball Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2018

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys from its Hawaii offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. 

Mark K. Murakami appointed to Oahu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission

Carlsmith Ball Honolulu partner Mark K. Murakami was appointed to the 2017 Oahu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission.

Carlsmith Ball Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

HONOLULU - July 20, 2017- Seven Carlsmith Ball attorneys have been named to the 2017 Hawaii Super Lawyers List by Super Lawyers ®. 

Carlsmith Ball Commits to 160 Hours of Community Service -Commemorates firm’s 160th year

The firm has announced its commitment to donating 160 hours of community service in 2017. This year marks 160 years since Carlsmith Ball began serving the Hawaii community from its first office in Hilo, Hawaii.

Carlsmith   160 Hours Kickoff Event

15 Carlsmith Ball Attorneys and 5 Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA 2017

Carlsmith Ball has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. The firm is ranked in five practice areas, and 15 Carlsmith Ball attorneys were recognized for their individual achievements.

Nancy Zhao selected as fellow for Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute

Ms. Zhao was selected from a competitive pool of applicants across the state and is the first Maui office attorney to represent the firm.

Paul Ueoka to serve on Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission

Paul Ueoka, partner in the Maui office, was appointed to serve on the Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission (JSC) for a six-year term beginning April 2, 2017.

Carlsmith Welcomes Kai Wang Back to Honolulu Office

Kai Wang has rejoined the firm as a partner based in the Honolulu office. Wang’s practice will focus on real estate, land use, hospitality and cross-border investment.

Joanne Lo Grimes Distinguished with Hawaii Women Lawyers Award

Joanne Lo Grimes, a partner in Carlsmith Ball’s Honolulu office, has been recognized as the  2016 Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year  by Hawaii Women Lawyers.