Dean H. Robb

Dean H. Robb


Carlsmith Ball LLP

Recognized since 2005

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Commercial Litigation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Admiralty and Maritime Law
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Dean Robb is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office and is a member of the Corporate & Business Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on corporate business, finance, construction, acquisitions, ocean and maritime activities, administrative law, government procurement, and international transactions. Admitted to bars throughout the Pacific, Mr. Robb also has considerable experience in the U.S. Pacific islands, including Guam, Saipan and Micronesia. He continues an active practice in these areas. Recently, Mr. Robb was named Best Lawyers' 2018 Honolulu Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer of the year; he was previously named Lawyer of the Year in 2012. Only one attorney each year is singled out for this award. He has been listed in Best Lawyers of America continuously since 2005.

He has represented a variety of commercial interests throughout the Pacific including shipping, recreation activity providers (tour boats, water sports, etc.) and resorts, design and construction firms, insurance interests, financial institutions and business concerns of almost every type. Mr. Robb's clients also include governments in Asia and the Pacific Basin, Japanese trading companies, international construction consortiums, international banks, marine P & I clubs, as well as shipping and fishing companies.

Prior to joining Carlsmith Ball, Mr. Robb was Assistant Attorney General for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a consultant to the United Nations and a consultant to the Asia Pacific Bank.

Prior Employment

  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,Assistant Attorney General

Distinctions

  • Selected as Best Lawyers' 2018 Honolulu Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • Selected as Best Lawyers' 2012 Honolulu Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, Admiralty & Maritime Law; listed since 2005
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime and Business/Corporate Law
  • Highest "AV" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Affiliations

  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Pacific Rim Maritime Law Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Contact & Links

Location

  • 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2100
    Honolulu, HI 96813

Education

  • DePauw University, BA, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar
  • United States, Guam Bar
  • United States, U.S. District Court, District of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • United States, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • United States, Micronesia

Affiliations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Member
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association - Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States - Member
  • Pacific Rim Maritime Law Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Admiralty and Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Admiralty and Maritime Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law, Honolulu (2022)
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law, Honolulu (2018)
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law, Honolulu (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

Special Focus

  • Casualty
  • Charter Parties
  • Collision
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Environmental
  • Government Relations
  • Litigation
  • Ship Financing

Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year—Hawaii—Admiralty & Maritime Law 2012, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime and Business/Corporate Law

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