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Sharon V. Lovejoy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Sharon V. Lovejoy represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with primary focus in commercial, real estate and business litigation.  Ms. Lovejoy  has been named by Best Lawyers in America, 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Honolulu, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in Honolulu, Litigation-Banking & Finance.  Lovejoy is also recognized by Best Lawyers (in “Appellate Law”, "Arbitration", "Banking & Finance Litigation", "Commercial Litigation", "Construction Litigation", "Real Estate Litigation" and “Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law”), selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers list (in “Business Litigation”) and recognized by Chambers and Partners Leading Lawyers for Business (in "Commercial Litigation"). Ms. Lovejoy was honored to be appointed as  a fellow in Litigation Counsel of America trial lawyer honorary society, and served a 3 year term as a lawyer delegate to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. She was President of the Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter, 2013-14. Ms. Lovejoy is listed in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation (2012-2014), and is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate.  

Ms. Lovejoy is admitted to practice law in Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Ms. Lovejoy has represented various business interests, from multi-national corporations, hospitality industry leaders and large commercial lenders, to small businesses and individual interests, in legal matters including real estate litigation, large commercial foreclosures, construction disputes, environmental litigation, landlord  and tenant  matters,  trust and probate litigation and general business disputes. 

She has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, and has handled cases before appellate courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums.  Ms. Lovejoy holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible professional rating (AV) given to her by other legal professionals based on their knowledge of her work, reputation and integrity.

Texas Wesleyan UniversityBS 1984Baylor UniversityJ.D. 1987
Litigation Counsel of AmericaAmerican Bar AssociationHawaii State Bar Association

Client Comments

"Sharon Lovejoy tirelessly works to find optimal litigation strategies. Her real estate background combined with litigation knowledge gives her a formidable edge over competitors. She outsmarted opposition partners from one of the top three Honolulu firms in a very complex case. I found her cautious methodology appropriate and ultimately spot on in assessing litigation risks and opposition moves."

-Steve Colon
President, Hawaii Region
Hunt Development & Building Corporation

"Sharon Lovejoy is an excellent litigator. She is thorough, extremely smart, tactical, and strategic."

-Steve Colon
President, Hawaii Region
Hunt Development & Building Corporation

Office Location

733 Bishop Street, Suite 1900
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law of the Honolulu Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Honolulu Metro Area
Sharon V. Lovejoy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Sharon V. Lovejoy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!


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Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

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