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Trevor Brown represents clients in both litigation and transactions. His real estate experience ranges from resort acquisition and development to acting as trial counsel to establish beach access rights based on Kingdom of Hawaii land use. Mr. Brown’s corporate experience ranges from negotiating corporate restructurings to acting as trial counsel to force the break-up of related land development corporations.

He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible professional rating (AV) for both his skill and integrity.  Mr. Brown is recognized in Best Lawyers in America in nine categories: Business Organization (includingLLC’s and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and Real Estate Litigation. Mr. Brown has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers list since 2013, and named to the 2015 Top 25 list, Business Litigation. Mr. Brown is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star) for his litigation expertise, and is a former Chair of the Litigation Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. 


Mr. Brown has acted as special counsel to provide legal opinions in complex financing transactions. He served as a Co-Reporter for the Opinion Committee of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. The Committee's Hawaii 2000 Report on Lawyer's Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions is published at 22 U. Haw. L. Rev. 347 (2000). Mr. Brown has also served on subsequent bar committees addressing lawyers' opinion letters.  Mr. Brown lives in Kaimuki with his wife and three children.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher

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


DCInactive 199307/05/2016
AZInactive 199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commercial Transactions/UCC LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Business OrganizationsBest Lawyers in America2013
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Litigation-Trusts and EstatesBest Lawyers in America2013
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Closely Held Companies and Family Business LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorStarn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State BarChair, Litigation SectionN/A
Christian Legal Society of HawaiiDirectorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Hawaii Bar JournalPERFECTION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A NAME (Under UCC Article 9)2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Christian Heritage CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987