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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 Attorney In National Law Journal For Amicus Brief In Supreme Court Case

Michael Purpura, partner at Honolulu-based law firm Carlsmith Ball, was referenced in the National Law Journal for authoring a brief in support of affirmative action admissions policies in the high-profile Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Chambers USA Ranks Carlsmith Ball Among Top Law Firms For 2014

Carlsmith was once again ranked in the top bands for all five practice areas and fourteen firm attorneys were singled out for recognition this year. 

Carlsmith Ball Adds Of Counsel Attorney David M. Ross In Los Angeles

Mr. Ross has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes, with his practice focused on contract disputes, commercial fraud, and professional liability.

U.S. News And World Report And Best Lawyers In America® Name Carlsmith Ball A Tier 1 Law Firm In 18 Practice Areas

U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America® have listed the firm in Tier 1 for an impressive 18 practice areas and have ranked the firm in Tier 2 or 3 for 8 more areas of law. 

Carlsmith Partner Mike Purpura Quoted In Wall Street Journal

Michael Purpura, a partner in the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and associate counsel to the president from May 2007 to December 2008, commented on the importance of executive privilege in a piece published in The Wall Street Journal.

Kenji Price, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Returns Home To Hawaii And Joins Carlsmith Ball

Kenji Price, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York City, has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

Carlsmith Attorneys Selected For Inclusion In Hawaii Super Lawyers 2015

Eight Carlsmith Ball attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2015 Hawaii Super Lawyers. Only the top five percent of a state's attorneys are selected for inclusion.

Katherine A. Garson Joins Carlsmith Ball

Garson previously served as the Assistant Corporation Counsel and a Deputy Corporation Counsel for the County of Hawai'i in Hilo.

Twenty-Seven Carlsmith Ball Lawyers Listed In The Best Lawyers In America 2016

Three Carlsmith lawyers were singled out for Lawyer of the Year awards: Joanne Lo Grimes, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tom E. Roesser, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; and, David W. K. Wong, Tax Law.