What’s New

Recent accomplishments; cases; legislation which we have helped pass, and recognition:

Davis Levin First Amendment Conference 2015 »

Mark Davis honored by his Alma Mater, Washington University in St. Louis, as distinguished law alumni »

Mike Livingston and Loretta Sheehan win 6.25 million dollars for 79 year old paraplegic client injured in a fall at Mid-Pacific Country Club. »

State Pays 4.4 million to Autistic Children Denied Educational Services

The state agrees to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit with a couple accusing the Department of Education of having failed to provide their daughters with appropriate autism-specific services during their formative years in the 1990’s.

Mike Livingston Wins 3.3 Million Against State For Teenagers Killed When Maui Cliff Collapses

A dangerous scenic Maui overlook remains open despite a $3.2 million court decision that found the state liable for the death of a 16-year-old in a car that plunged off the cliff, according to the teenager’s mother.

State Agrees to pay 15 million dollars for Kauai Hiker

The state has agreed to pay $15.4 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail in 2006

Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation

Trial Lawyers Giving Back To Their Community


Mark Davis has been chosen as one of Hawaii’s Elite Lawyers by Hawaii Modern Luxury Magazine


Newsweek: Honolulu-based law firm one of the top 20 in the nation


Mark Davis has been selected 2009 Lawyer of the Year by Honolulu Magazine


Mark Davis has been awarded the Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki medal by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) for his commitment to the civil justice system and in recognition of his contributions to ATLA.

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Stan Levin has been awarded the American Bar Association Section of Litigation John Minor Wisdom Public Service Award for his pro bono efforts, particularly on behalf of special needs children and the disabled.

Michael Livingston has recently been added to the faculty of the William H. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii as an adjunct professor of law, and will be teaching a course in pre-trial litigation.


Honolulu jury awarded $36.3 million to a Houston businessman who claimed he was secretly cut out of a deal to purchase one of Hawaii’s largest lumber suppliers.
Businessman wins $36M for shady lumber deal in Circuit Court, Honolulu County, Hawaii

Mark Davis
and Michael Livingston are co-counsel in a class action on behalf of state of Hawaii retirees whose pension benefit monies are being taken by the state of Hawaii for operating expenses.
Lawsuit to test raid of state pension fund