Patricia Mathias NaPier - Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Patricia Mathias NaPier

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

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

University of MarylandBS University of MarylandJ.D.

Client Comments

"I have worked with Patricia for over six years and have found her strategic development and implementation to be outstanding, and it has been key in our successes. She is extremely detailed and thorough in her research, and has a unique ability to "connect" the dots and then to apply these to positive solutions."

-Kai Pelayo
Grand Wailea Resort 

"Patty is top notch. She is responsive, thoughtful, analytical, and a pleasure to work with. When dealing with counsel in the islands, which is so far away, you need to have someone you can trust. The jurisdiction has nuances that require having adept and knowledgeable counsel. It is a comfort to know that Patty is there for you."

-Greg Takehara
Berkely Insurance Agency

Office Location

999 Bishop Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants