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LISA A. BAIL is a partner in the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use and commercial litigation. She is a frequent speaker at environmental law seminars and a contributing writer of the Hawaii Environmental Law Handbook (published by Government Institutes, 3rd Edition, 2000), as well as several other publications in the field of environmental law. Ms. Bail is the former chair of the Natural Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was appointed lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2005 to 2008. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Boston University.
A. BERNARD BAYS is a founding partner of the firm of Bays Lung Rose Holma, and has gained a statewide reputation for his expertise in complex commercial litigation, real estate law and litigation, and land use law and litigation. He is one of a few attorneys in Hawaii who is board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialization, and has also been certified by the Supreme Court of Hawaii as a specialist in civil trial advocacy. Mr. Bays has repeatedly been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine. He has represented clients in landmark real estate and land use litigation cases in all state and federal courts. Mr. Bays received his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.
MICHAEL C. CARROLL is a partner with Bays Lung Rose Holma, where his practice areas include real estate and construction litigation, complex business and commercial litigation, and land use. His clients include developers, contractors, associations, corporate and business entities, governmental entities, and private individuals. He has handled multiple large and complex cases. Mr. Carroll received his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School.
DENNIS J. HWANG is a faculty member at the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, which is part of NOAA. He wrote the Hawaii Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook, which is used in the land use process in Hawaii and forms the basis for Kauai's shoreline setback rules and the state's conservation rules. He also wrote the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards (currently in ten states, territories or countries). Mr. Hwang is also counsel with O'Connor Playdon Guben & Inouye LLP, and practices environmental and land use law for many clients, including regulatory agencies and planning departments. He earned his B.S. degree in geology from the University of Rochester; his M.S. degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii; and his J.D. degree from the University of Houston, where he concentrated his studies in environmental and land use law.JENNIFER A. LIM is a partner at Carlsmith Ball LLP, in the firm's Honolulu office. She concentrates her practice on real property and environmental law with an emphasis in the areas of land use planning, entitlements, and real property development. Ms. Lim was listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for the area of real estate: zoning/land use. She was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for land use and zoning law, and has been listed in the publication since 2014. Ms. Lim represents individuals and development entities in the purchase and sale of real property; and performs due diligence on complex real estate purchases, including pre-closing review of title issues, zoning and permit compliance, and proposed use reviews. She earned her B.A. degree from U.S. International University; her M.Ed. degree from the University of Hawaii; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.
CAROLE R. RICHELIEU is an attorney and the former and longest serving chief disciplinary counsel of Hawaii's Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and former fund administrator for the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. Ms. Richelieu currently serves with the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; and is a former per diem hearings officer for the State Departments of Labor and Land and Natural Resources; as well as a legal ethics expert, consultant, and instructor. She has made numerous presentations on legal ethics, client protection, practice management, and professionalism, as well as written many articles and contributed to numerous manuals. Ms. Richelieu has served as a Supreme Court appointee to the Chief Justice's National Action Plan (producing the first one in the nation), the Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Committee on the Certification of Legal Specialists, the Committee on Unbundling Legal Services/Unauthorized Practice of Law, and continues to serve on the Board of Examiners in various capacities and the Commission on Professionalism. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, and the Hawaii State Bar Association (on which she has served on many committees, and is currently a director for the Senior Counsel Division and twice past president, as well the Transitioning Lawyers Committee).