Judith Ann Pavey

Judith Ann Pavey


Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, A Law Corporation

Recognized since 2011

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Construction

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
Spinning circle Big letter B

Judith Ann Pavey has over 45 years of experience in litigation and litigation related alternative dispute resolution. She began her litigation career while still in law school where she received a special certification from the Indiana Supreme Court to act as a prosecutor on criminal cases in Marion County juvenile, misdemeanor and felony courts. Upon graduation she was hired by a high-profile litigator in Hawai‘i, where she established her reputation as a skilled and successful lawyer in criminal, personal injury and other civil litigation matters. After 7 years, in 1985 Ms. Pavey started her own firm and continued to focus primarily on plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, including those involving medical/legal malpractice and defective products causing substantial physical and/or economic damages. She also continued to handle selected criminal, wrongful termination and sexual harassment cases and worked on construction and contract litigation as well.

Ms. Pavey was one of the lead litigators representing minority shareholders in a closely held corporation involving a federally regulated institution in which both direct and derivative claims were prosecuted. That was successfully resolved in 2008. That lawsuit brought her to Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher in September 2008 where she continues to work on commercial and corporate litigation matters, as well as professional negligence cases involving serious physical and economic damages.

Ms. Pavey has been recognized in both commercial litigation and personal injury practice areas. Ms. Pavey was selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, "Lawyer of the Year" in Honolulu lists, in the practice area(s) of Litigation-Banking & Finance (2013, 2018 & 2023), Product Liability Litigation (2014 & 2019) and Medical Malpractice Law (2020 & 2023). Ms. Pavey is recognized by Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, Product Liability Plaintiff, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Construction Litigation and Commercial Litigation.

Ms. Pavey is recognized as a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Plaintiff, and by Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: General Commercial. She has also been selected for inclusion to the Hawaii Super Lawyers® list, Business Litigation, and selected to the 2016 Hawaii Super Lawyers®, "Top 25" list. Ms. Pavey has the highest rating AV® from Martindale-Hubbell® for both her skill and ethics.

Location

  • 733 Bishop Street, Suite 1900
    Honolulu, HI 96813

Education

  • Indiana University, JD, graduated 1977
  • Purdue University, BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • ABOTA - Member
  • ACLU Hawaii - Member
  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Inns of Court - Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Member
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers - Member
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute - Member Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

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

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Honolulu (2023)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Honolulu (2023)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Honolulu (2020)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Honolulu (2019)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Honolulu (2018)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Honolulu (2017)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Honolulu (2014)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Honolulu (2013)

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

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Awards:

  • Hawaii Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers, General Commercial Litigaiton
  • Benchmark Plaintiff, Litigation Star

Spinning circle Big letter B

Video



Preview for video -
Preview Play Button

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B