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Posted on August 30th, 2021

Carlsmith Ball Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that Catherine (Cathy) L. M. Hall and Avery C. M. Matro have been promoted to partner in the firm’s Maui and Honolulu offices, respectively. 

Hall is a member of Carlsmith Ball’s Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. Her practice focuses on real estate, business, commercial, probate, and trust-related matters. She was most recently elected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2022 for Land Use and Zoning Law and Litigation - Real Estate. She graduated magna cum laude with her J.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. She previously served as an extern to the Honorable Susan Oki Mollway, Chief District Judge of the United States District Court of Hawaii; and the Honorable Michael D. Wilson, Judge of the First Circuit Court State of Hawaii (now Hawaii Supreme Court Justice). Hall has been with Carlsmith Ball since 2013.

Matro is a member of Carlsmith Ball's Transactional practice group. Matro’s practice focuses on administrative law, corporate, real estate and project development-related matters. She also gets involved with civil litigation matters. She was most recently elected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2022 for Administrative / Regulatory Law and Real Estate Law. She graduated cum laude with her J.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, and has been a Lecturer in Law at the school since 2019. She previously served as the deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of the Prosecuting Attorney before joining Carlsmith Ball in 2016. 

“On behalf of the firm, I’d like to welcome Cathy and Avery to the Carlsmith Ball partnership,” said Jon Yamamura, chair of Carlsmith Ball. “Both are committed to the firm and our clients, and we look forward to their continued success.”