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.

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.

Joanne Lo Grimes Announced as 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree

Pacific Business News honors exceptional women every year across the state who are leaving their mark on Hawaii and beyond. These business leaders come from a range of industries, from education to hospitality to law.

This year, Joanne Lo Grimes was selected as someone who stood out as a leader who made great strides in her industry and contributed to the well-being of her community.

Bill Harstad offers guidance on workplace harassment policies

The #MeToo movement reached critical mass in 2018 as it brought to light issues of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Three Carlsmith Ball LLP Associates Admitted to Hawaii State Bar Association

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that Honolulu associates Alex Chun, Maria Fagerstroem-Ryder and Leo Shimizu were recently admitted to the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Joanne Lo Grimes Offers Insights on Workplace Mentoring

Honolulu partner and firm co-chair Joanne Lo Grimes shared her perspective on the importance of building a culture of mentoring in the workplace in this month's Hawaii Business Biz Wiz column.