Ning Lilly & Jones specializes in complex civil litigation
with an emphasis on commercial and construction issues, contracts,
corporations, land use, wrongful termination, bankruptcy,
and associated fields. The Firm has represented both plaintiffs
and defendants in each field, in state and federal court.
The Firm’s attorneys also have substantial appellate
experience before the United States, Hawaii, and California
Supreme Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Firm’s attorneys have extensive trial experience
and have gained a high reputation litigating substantial commercial
claims before State, Federal, and administrative tribunals,
arbitration and appraisal panels, and in negotiating settlements.
This practice area includes real estate, commercial leasing,
partnership, corporate, trust litigation, construction, condemnations,
land use, and complex commercial collections.
The Firm has an outstanding reputation in Hawaii in the field
of wrongful termination/employment relations. Its attorneys
obtained one of the largest wrongful termination jury verdicts
in state history. The Firm recently achieved particular acclaim
when it took on a case against a large, prestigious Hawaiian
law firm on behalf of one of its dismissed employment lawyers
(see Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers
2003-2004, p.213). It also provides consulting services representing
management, employees and unions in employment, personnel,
and labor law issues and litigation.
Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor
The Firm specializes in pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy/reorganization
advice, planning, administration and special litigation representing
trustees, creditors, and debtors, as well as state court receiverships,
complex foreclosures, and creditor-debtor business transactions.
The Firm has substantial experience in both the prosecution
and defense of personal injury cases, including personal tort,
automobile accident, and premises liability claims.