Trevor A. Brown
Firm: Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher
Address: 733 Bishop Street, Suite 1900
Honolulu, HI 96813
Membership: State Bar of Hawaii; American Bar Association; Christian Legal Society.
University: Christian Heritage College, B.S., Counseling/Psychology, Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, 1987, Yale University, J.D., Yale Law Journal, 1990
Admitted: 1992, Arizona; 1993, District of Columbia; 1995, Hawaii; 1999, California
Biography: Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal, 1989-1990. Law Clerk to Judge Herbert Y. C. Choy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990-1991. Author, "Religious Nonprofits and the Commercial Manner Text," 99 Yale L.J. 1631, 1990, also printed in The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Sept. 1991. Co-Reporter, "Hawaii 2000 Report on Lawyer's Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions," 22 University of Hawaii Law Review 347, 2000. Co-Author, "Perfection and the Importance of a Name (Under UCC Article 9)," July 2011, Hawaii Bar Journal, p.20. Mr. Brown holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible professional rating (AV Preeminent) given by legal peers, based on their knowledge of his work, reputation and integrity. Mr. Brown is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for both litigation and business matters in nine categories: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates,Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Litigation. Mr. Brown has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers list since 2013, and named to the 2015 Top 25 list, Business Litigation. Mr. Brown has been named a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation for his litigation expertise, and is a former Chair of the Litigation Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.