Michelle C. Imata - Carlsmith Ball LLP

Michelle C. Imata

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 808-523-2555

Michelle Imata serves as the Managing Partner of the firm and is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on financial institutions, representing credit unions, commercial banks and financial services loan companies. Her practice areas include financial institution regulatory matters including governmental enforcement actions, e-commerce and the electronic funds transfer act, ACH network contracts and issues, financial institution privacy, commercial credit and secured transactions, and real property acquisition and development. Ms. Imata served as corporate counsel to a Hawaii savings association and continues to advise financial institutions in all aspects of regulatory and compliance matters.  She was recently selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016 in the field of Banking and Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law.


  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016for Banking and Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law; listed in the publication since 2013


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers

University of Hawaii at ManoaBA University of California DavisJ.D.

Office Location

1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2100
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Honolulu Metro Area
Michelle C. Imata has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

Other Information

Gender: Female