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Sharon V. Lovejoy has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with primary focus in commercial, real estate and business litigation.  Ms. Lovejoy  has been named in Best Lawyers in America (in “Appellate Law”, "Arbitration", "Banking & Finance Litigation", "Construction Litigation" and “Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law”), in Super Lawyers (in “Business Litigation”) and was honored to be appointed as  a fellow in Litigation Counsel of America trial lawyer honorary society, and one of 5 Hawaii lawyers to serve a 3 year term as a lawyer delegate to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. She is President-elect of the Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter, 2012-13. Ms. Lovejoy is listed in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation, and is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate.  

Ms. Lovejoy is admitted to practice law in Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Ms. Lovejoy has represented various business interests, from multi-national corporations, hospitality industry leaders and large commercial lenders, to small businesses and individual interests, in legal matters including real estate litigation, large commercial foreclosures, construction disputes, environmental litigation, landlord  and tenant  matters,  trust and probate litigation and general business disputes. 

She has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, and has handled cases before appellate courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums.  Ms. Lovejoy holds Martindale-Hubbell’shighest possible professional rating (AV) given to her by other legal professionals based on their knowledge of her work, reputation and integrity.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Arbitration: 10%
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 5%

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Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher

733 Bishop Street, 19th Floor
Pacific Guardian Ctr., Makai Twr.
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4022


TXInactive 198710/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2013
ArbitrationBest Lawyers in America2013
Litigation-Banking & FinanceBest Lawyers in America2013
Litigation-ConstructionBest Lawyers in America2013
Star LawyerBenchmark Litigation2012
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Star LawyerBenchmark Appellate2012
Top 250 Women in LitigationBenchmark Litigation2012
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorStarn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC1996 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Sharon V Lovejoy1993 - 1996
AttorneyCarlsmith Ball, LLP1989 - 1993
AttorneyShannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
Federal Bar Association (Hawaii chapter)President-ElectN/A
American Bar AssociationLitigation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Unite Here! Local 5 v. City and County of Honolulu 123 Hawai'i 150, 231 P.3d 423 (Haw. 2010)New law established requiring supplemental EIS
U.S. ex rel. Lockyer v. Hawaii Pacific Health, et al., 490 F.Supp.2d 1062 (D.Haw., 2007)Defendants prevailed on motion for summary judgment.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Texas Wesleyan CollegeEconomics and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hawaii State Bar ConferenceElectronic Discovery2012