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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 Ball LLP Named One of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2020

Carlsmith Ball was named a best metropolitan firm in 23 practice areas, including 20 Tier 1 rankings.

Lindsay McAneeley offers tips for honing negotiation skills

Lindsay McAneeley, a partner in Honolulu’s litigation practice group, recently spoke to Hawaii Business Magazine about sharpening negotiation skills.

Patrick Wong Joins Carlsmith Ball’s Kona Office

Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick Wong is of counsel in the firm’s Kona office.

Daniel Padilla Appointed to Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board

Daniel Padilla, a banking a finance attorney at Carlsmith Ball was reappointed to the Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board.

Joanne Lo Grimes Named Board Chair of PBS Hawaii

Carlsmith Ball co-chair and partner Joanne Lo Grimes was recently named PBS Hawaii board chair.

Carlsmith Partner Puananionaona “Onaona” Thoene Helps to Modernize the State Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Rules

Over the course of two and a half years, Carlsmith partner Onaona Thoene, chair of the State Environmental Council, helped to update the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rules.

Carlsmith Ball Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that 27 attorneys from its Hawaii offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Among the attorneys listed, five were distinguished as "Lawyer of the Year."

Two Carlsmith Ball Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that Lucas Love and Puananionaona “Onaona” Thoene have been promoted to partner in the firm’s Honolulu office. 

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Carlsmith Ball and 13 Carlsmith Lawyers as Best in the United States

Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys in the firm were identified as top in the country by the prestigious Chambers and Partners. The firm was recognized for five areas of practice.

Bill Harstad Offers Insight into the Civil Litigation Process

Instantaneous information at our finger tips seems to usher in equally fast snap judgements, especially in the comment section of online news stories. The civil litigation process in contrast can seem like a lengthy procedure. In his most recent Star-Advertiser “Lawyer Up” column, Honolulu partner Bill Harstad explains why it might take a while to get to trial.