Joanne Lo Grimes
Firm:
Carlsmith Ball LLP
Phone:808-523-2500
Address: 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2200
Honolulu, HI 96813

Membership: Affiliations •Access to Justice Commission's Hawai'i Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 6.1 Task Force •APEC 2011 Hawai'i (Volunteer Legal Counsel to the Hawai'i Host Committee for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week and CEO Sum
University: University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, B.S., 1980; Thunderbird School of Global Management, M.I.M., 1982, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, J.D., 1994
Admitted: 1994, Hawaii; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1996, Guam; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Guam
Biography: Joanne Lo Grimes is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Grimes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, a Master's degree in International Management and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Ms. Grimes' business management and operations background enhance the legal advice she provides to her clients, offering broad perspectives for creative solutions. Ms. Grimes recently was named the Honolulu Lawyer of the Year-Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by The Best Lawyers in America 2016. She is also listed for Non-Profit/Charities Law; she has been listed for both areas of since 2010. Prior Work ExperienceBefore becoming a lawyer, Ms. Grimes worked in the financial industry, obtaining a registered representative license while employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York City. Ms. Grimes then worked as Assistant Operations Manager for a Merrill Lynch-Sun Hung Kai (Overseas Securities) joint venture in Hong Kong, and then as Operations Manager for Merrill Lynch International & Co.'s Asia/Pacific Institutional Office in Hong Kong.During law school, Ms. Grimes externed as a student law clerk to the Administrative Judge for the First Circuit, State of Hawaii, whose calendar included motions and probate proceedings. After law school, Ms. Grimes worked as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ronald T.Y. Moon, former Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Distinctions•Rhoda Lewis Award for Public Service •Certified Financial Planner (Certificant) •Highest AV Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory •Named Honolulu Lawyer of the Year-Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by The Best Lawyers in America 2016; she is also listed for Non-Profit/Charities Law, and has been listed for both areas of practice since 2010 •Outstanding Law Student, National Association of Women Lawyers •Carl K. Mirikitani Scholarship Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement •West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement •American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law II and Advanced Legal Writing