RLS concentrates its practice in civil litigation, including: personal injury matters, construction defect litigation, product liability, medical, legal and other professional malpractice, toxic torts, insurance coverage disputes, employment law, commercial litigation, contract disputes, aviation law, premises liability, prison litigation, directors and officers liability, and other areas. We have handled cases for and continue to represent many insurance companies, insurance agencies and brokers, self insured companies, product manufacturers, construction companies, doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, hotels, retail businesses and individuals.
RLS was founded in 1988 as a firm specializing in trials and litigation. Previously, the founding partners had been partners in one of Hawaii's oldest and largest full service law firms. From the beginning, RLS has sought to provide the most effective and efficient legal services to protect the interests of its clients. RLS attorneys have tried numerous jury trials, judge trials and arbitrations. RLS has been privileged to represent the interests of clients in high profile cases when the stakes have been high and a lot has been on the line. RLS has handled many cases that resulted in appellate decisions that have shaped the law in Hawaii.
Consequently, the attorneys of RLS are highly experienced in trial work and litigation, and know how to persuasively present a case to a jury, judge or arbitrator. Our attorneys are highly rated and have distinguished themselves in their fields. The firm and its attorneys are listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, Best Lawyers in America, Hawaii Super Lawyers and Outstanding Lawyers of America. Our partners all have the highest AV ratings with Martindale-Hubbell. RLS attorneys are active members of nationally recognized organizations, such as the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
Our attorneys are also active in the Hawaii community. RLS attorneys have served on the boards of various community organizations and provide pro bono service to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center and others. Our attorneys have been adjunct professors at the University Of Hawaii School Of Law, and have been speakers in numerous seminars for lawyers and business persons on various topics of law.
RLS is a member of Primerus, an international network of top-rated, independent, law firms. All Primerus member firms have the maximum AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the peer review rating source that lawyers use to find other lawyers, and must pass a rigorous evaluation which includes candid assessments from judges, fellow attorneys, current and former clients, bar associations, and malpractice insurance carriers. Primerus firms are committed to the exacting standards of the Six Pillars of Primerus Quality: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility, and Community Service.
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