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Posted on October 15th, 2011

Chambers USA Ranks Carlsmith Ball Among Top Law Firms For 2011

Contact: Michael F. Dolan, Chief Operating Officer


Chambers USA Ranks Carlsmith Ball Among Top Law Firms for 2011

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the top bands for all five practice areas researched by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011. Chambers has since 1990 published a highly regarded guide to the legal profession based on in-depth, objective research. The publication uses a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. As noted on Chambers' website, firms and individuals are ranked, on the basis of those interviews and other research databases, according to the criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for money.

In 2011, Carlsmith ranked in Band 1 or 2 for each of the following areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial and Corporate/Commercial: Tax; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; and Real Estate and Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use. Eleven Carlsmith attorneys were singled out for recognition:

Jennifer A. Benck, for Real Estate
Patricia Devlin, for Real Estate
Eric A. James, for Real Estate
John C. Khil, for Labor & Employment
John P. "Pete" Manaut, for Litigation: General Commercial
Tom E. Roesser, for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Ian L. Sandison, for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert E. Strand, for Real Estate
Gerald A. Sumida, for Corporate/Commercial
David W. K. Wong, for Corporate/Commercial: Tax

The firm is honored by these selections and congratulates each of its individuals recognized as well as those esteemed colleagues selected for inclusion this year from other firms.

Carlsmith Ball LLP is a leading law firm in the Pacific region with nearly 100 lawyers 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

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