Cissy Farm

EDUCATION

William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D.

Scripps College, B.A.

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Native Hawaiian Rights, NAGPRA, Land Use and Land Use Litigation, Lease Reopening Arbitrations, Real Estate Litigation, Aviation Litigation, Premises Liability,

Employment Litigation, Appeals.

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Linda Lee K. (Cissy) Farm
Partner

Over her 30-year legal career, Cissy has handled myriad types of commercial and personal injury litigation, with cases ranging from lease rent renegotiations to helicopter crashes.  Cissy also has a keen interest in cases involving Native Hawaiian issues, such as the repatriation of ancient Hawaiian artifacts.  Cissy had the honor of being appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to the NAGPRA Review Committee for two terms. She also served as the Interim President and CEO of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, the largest museum in Hawaii and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific.  Cissy served two terms on the board of Hawaii Justice Foundation, recently completed her term on the board of Historic Hawaii Foundation, and is currently a board member of the Bishop Museum Association Council and a director of Hawaii Public Radio.

Cissy is exceptionally persuasive at trial before juries.  As a result, she was selected by a major pharmaceutical company to serve on its trial team for a high-profile case brought by the State of Hawaii, where billions were at stake.  A Fortune 100 company was so impressed by Cissy's trial skills, it made her a member of its National Trial Team, and asked her to teach new members of the team.

Hawaii Community

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Public Radio - Board of Directors; 

Bishop Museum Assoc. Council - Board Member

Legal Community

Native Hawaiian Bar Association (Board Member, Past President); Hawaii Women Lawyers;

Hawaii Justice Foundation (Former Director); National Asian Pacific American Bar Association;

Federal Bar Association (Hawaii Chapter - President Elect); Hawaii State Bar Association -Litigation Section, Appellate Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Best Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021: Litigation - Insurance; 

Best Lawyers 2018: Lawyer of the Year - Insurance

Appointed: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Review Committee

(2011-2015, 2015-2017)

Super Lawyers 2018-2021 - Land Use/Zoning

Recognition
Admissions

Hawaii; USDC, District of Hawaii;

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals