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Posted on December 15th, 2012

Carlsmith Ball Welcomes New Partners


HONOLULU - Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Erika L. T. Lewis and Arsima A. Muller as new partners of the firm.

"We're delighted to recognize Erika and Arsima as new partners," said Karl Kobayashi, chair of Carlsmith Ball. "They are excellent lawyers whose skills and talents serve our clients well. Their addition to our partner ranks further enhances our firm's reputation as a leader in the Pacific."

Lewis specializes in complex civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on land use, tax, trust, and maritime law. Her practice includes representation of charitable trusts, private landowners, developers, and shipping companies. She has significant trial and arbitration experience, including a $54 million jury verdict in a fraudulent transfer case. Lewis received her B.A. degree from the University of in British Columbia, and received her J.D. degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.

Muller's practice is diverse and covers corporate and business transactions as well as litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has deep experience in business formations, corporate and finance projects, real estate, and environmental law. She regularly represents clients in civil and commercial litigation matters. After graduating from law school, Muller worked for a Washington, D.C., law firm, representing clients in matters relating to Native American and Alaska Native tribal governments, enterprises, and organizations. She later served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl. B. Ingram, Chief Justice of the High Court of the Marshall Islands and became a Staff Attorney for the High Court following her clerkship. She received her B.A. degree from Boston College and her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Carlsmith Ball LLP is a leading law firm in the Pacific region serving clients from six offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, and Los Angeles. For more than 150 years, Carlsmith Ball has assisted clients in achieving their objectives through effective, results-oriented representation in sophisticated commercial and financial transactions and in complex arbitration and litigation matters. For more information about the firm, please visit