Judith Ann Pavey

Firm: Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher
Location: Honolulu - HI

  • 733 Bishop Street, Suite 1900
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
  • Tel : (808) 537-6100
  • Fax : (808) 537-8109

Judith Ann Pavey has 40 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.

She was selected to 2013 and 2018 Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu lists, in the practice area of Litigation-Banking & Finance and 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation. She has also been named 2017 Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, in the practice area of Legal Malpractice Law.

Ms. Pavey is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, Product Liability Plaintiff, Litigation-Banking & Finance 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.

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher’s litigation powerhouse has extensive experience, including significant jury and non-jury trial work, in complex commercial litigation encompassing business law, and corporate, contract and accounting issues related to real estate development, corporate ownership and management, the hotel and hospitality industry, environmental matters, construction claims, lender liability, class actions and personal injury matters.

Our respected team of litigation attorneys have trial expertise before State and Federal courts, including the US Supreme Court, and has served as litigation general counsel before courts in foreign jurisdictions.

When clients are faced with complex commercial issues concerning matters in Hawaii and beyond, the firm’s attorneys are amongst a handful of select “go-to” lawyers.