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Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its proposed expansion plan.  In 2010, the Hawai`i Supreme Court determined that a 1985 Environmental Impact Statement was no longer valid for Turtle Bay’s planned expansion. KNSC and Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter were the plaintiffs in that case, known as Unite Here! vs.

Hawaii Attorney Effie Steiger Selected As A Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Effie Steiger, of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown, has been selected for the 2014 Hawaii Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  This is the second prestigious honor received by Ms. Steiger.  The National Trial Lawyers Association also selected Ms. Steiger for its “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyers in Hawaii.

Hawaii Attorney Philip R. Brown Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Hawaii Attorney Philip R. Brown is proud to announce that he has once again received an AV Preeminent rating from his peers as recognized in the 2012 edition of Martindale Hubbell.  The AV rating is the “highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards.”  According to Martindale Hubbell, the AV rating is the “pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and maintained by the world’s most trusted legal resource.”

Hawaii’s Best Law Firms

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released their 2011 – 2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings.  The Law Offices of Philip R. Brown was ranked among the best law firms in the state of Hawaii in the following practice areas:

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Eminent Domain and Condemnation

Litigation – Real Estate

Tier Two

Philip R. Brown Named Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).  Membership is limited to 3,500 lawyers nationally, and Mr. Brown is one of only 14 LCA Fellows from Hawaii.  The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar.

Our Firm at HSBA Annual Dinner

On November 6, 2010 the Hawaii State Bar Association held its annual dinner.  Our office was honored to purchase a table for such a worthy event.

Proceeds from this event benefited Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii as well as Young Lawyer Division (“YLD”) Service Projects. 

Welcome Courtney Henderson

The Law Offices of Philip R. Brown is happy to welcome Courtney Henderson. Ms. Henderson has her M.A in English Literature from the University of Toledo (2009) and her B.S. in Magazine Production Journalism from Florida A&M; University (2008). Courtney is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Hawaii, in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Conservation.

Courtney will serve as a paralegal on many of our civil litigation matters and will use her journalism background to assist us with our blog. Obviously, we are delighted to have Courtney join our firm.


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