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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Appellate Practice||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Arbitration||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Litigation-Banking & Finance||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Litigation-Construction||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Star Lawyer||Benchmark Litigation||2012|
|Business Litigation||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Star Lawyer||Benchmark Appellate||2012|
|Top 250 Women in Litigation||Benchmark Litigation||2012|
|Listed||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||N/A|
|Director||Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC||1996 - Present|
|Principal||Law Offices of Sharon V Lovejoy||1993 - 1996|
|Attorney||Carlsmith Ball, LLP||1989 - 1993|
|Attorney||Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association (Hawaii chapter)||President-Elect||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Litigation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections||N/A|
|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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|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Economics and Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Hawaii State Bar Conference||Electronic Discovery||2012|