Patricia Mathias NaPier concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation. She represents corporate defendants in matters involving premises liability, personal injury, commercial, insurance and contract disputes and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She has an AV® peer rating (5.0 out of 5.0) for ethical standards and legal ability in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Examples of her work include:
- Premises Liability: Defended owners and operators of hotels, resorts, travel agencies, on-line travel companies, bars, restaurants, power plants, swimming pools, water slides, spas, beaches, golf courses, boats, trams, recreational and sports facilities.
- Personal Injury/Wrongful Death: Represented corporate defendants in various personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving claims of negligence, products liability, breach of warranty, liquor liability, toxic torts, medical malpractice, civil liability for criminal acts, ocean liability, and liability for recreational and sports injuries.
- Commercial: Represented clients in commercial arbitration and litigation involving breach of contract, trade name and trademark infringement, joint ventures, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and tortious interference with contract claims.
- Insurance/Contracts: Advised and represented clients regarding insurance issues and contractual rights and obligations.
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Defended clients in lawsuits filed pursuant to Title III of the ADA alleging discrimination against disabled persons by public accommodations, including the first federal court jury trial in Hawaii involving alleged ADA violations.
Ms. NaPier has written articles including “Landowner Liability Under Hawaii Law,” "Hawaii Hotels’ Liability for Ocean Injuries," “Liquor Liability Law in Hawaii,” and “Liquor Liability Law Update” published in the Hawaii Bar Journal; “Medical Charts and Malpractice: How to Avoid Costly Errors and Omissions,” published in the Hawaii Medical Journal; and “Civil Liability for Criminal Assaults Under Hawaii Law,” published by the Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Ms. NaPier has conducted seminars for corporate clients and attorneys on issues relevant to litigation, premises liability, recreational injuries, arbitrator training, tort law updates, use of medical records at trial, and risk management.
In her free time, Ms. NaPier enjoys swimming, surfing, and bicycling