About Carlsmith Ball LLP

Founded in 1857, Carlsmith Ball is Hawaii's oldest law firm and is steeped in Hawaii's history. The firm employed the first woman attorney in the state and provided legal services for Hawaii's first condominium project. Today, Carlsmith Ball has grown from a solo practice with one office in Hilo, Hawaii to an international law firm of nearly 100 attorneys with four offices across Hawaii and an office in Los Angeles. The firm's reputation extends beyond the Aloha State. U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America® listed the firm in Tier 1 in 15 practice areas and 27 Carlsmith Ball attorneys were listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Carlsmith Ball LLP

1001 Bishop St.
Suite 2200
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 523-2500
Fax: (808) 523-0842


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Michelle C. Imata
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 100

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Administrative Law
    Admiralty & Maritime
    Banking & Finance
    Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
    Corporate & Business
    False Claims Acts
    Labor & Employment
    Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality
    Renewable Energy & Clean Technology
    Tax, Estate Planning & Wealth Management

Major Office Locations

  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii