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The Work We Do

Whether it's before the Hawaii Supreme Court or another appellate court, a Hawaii or federal trial court, or an arbitration panel or mediator, Farm Benedict Sugihara can be your advocate.  Our areas of practice:


Commercial Litigation: If your business has a legal dispute, we have the experience to help you achieve an efficient resolution.  We handle complex contract disputes, unfair/deceptive trade practice claims, financial services litigation, lease rent renegotiations, fiduciary duty claims, professional malpractice, construction litigation, insurance bad faith litigation, insurance coverage claims, loan litigation, AOAO disputes, wrongful foreclosure claims, employment litigation, and other commercial disputes.


Personal Injury Litigation:  Our extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants includes product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, aviation, asbestos, wrongful death, and dram shop cases.


Specialty Areas:   We have experience in areas that few other private practitioners do.  These include the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), parens patriae litigation, and the defense of government officials and employees in civil rights cases.


Class Actions:  When class claims are asserted, the stakes are amplified.  We have the experience and know-how to handle those claims.  


Forums:  We can represent you in Hawaii state trial courts, Hawaii appellate courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, administrative agencies, arbitrations, or mediations.

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