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Judith Ann Pavey has over 35 years of experience in litigation and litigation related alternative dispute resolution. She began her litigation career while still in law school where she received a special certification from the Indiana Supreme Court to act as a prosecutor on criminal cases in Marion County juvenile, misdemeanor and felony courts. Upon graduation she was hired by a high-profile litigator in Hawai‘i, where she established her reputation as a skillful and successful lawyer in criminal, personal injury and other civil litigation matters. After 7 years, in 1985 Ms. Pavey started her own firm and continued to focus primarily on plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, including those involving medical/legal malpractice and defective products causing substantial physical and/or economic damages. She also continued to handle selected criminal, wrongful termination and sexual harassment cases and worked on construction and contract litigation as well.
Ms. Pavey was one of the lead litigators representing minority shareholders in a closely held corporation involving a federally regulated institution in which both direct and derivative claims were prosecuted. That was successfully resolved in 2008. That lawsuit brought her to Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher in September 2008 where she will continue to work on commercial and corporate litigation matters, as well as professional negligence cases involving serious physical and economic damages.
Judith Ann Pavey has been named 2013 Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of Litigation-Banking & Finance. Ms. Pavey is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, Product Liability Plaintiff and Commercial Litigation. Ms. Pavey is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Plaintiff, and by Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: General Commercial. Ms. Pavey has the highest rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell for both her skill and ethics.
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Judith Pavey is an extremely capable and intelligent lawyer. She has worked at some of the most talented and capable law firms in Hawaii. She has handled cases in state and federal courts. I can recommend Judith Pavey without reservation.
William Lawson Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Malpractice Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Business Litigation||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Business Litigation||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2013|
|Lawyer of the Year - Banking & Finance Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Business Litigation||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2012|
|Business Litigation||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Commercial Litigation||Chambers & Partners USA Guide||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News & World Report||N/A|
|Listed||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||N/A|
|Of Counsel||Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hawaii Association for Justice||Past President||2008 - 2009|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|American Inns of Court||Member||N/A|
|Hawaii Women Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Indiana University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Purdue University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|