Lisa A. Bail
Lisa A. Bail
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Lisa concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use litigation and commercial litigation.

Her experience includes trials, administrative hearings and appellate work in areas of environmental law, personal injury, contracts and products liability. She is knowledgeable in all phases of litigation practice, from pleading and discovery through injunction, summary judgment, trial, mandamus and appeal.

Outside The Office

Lisa devotes her time to volunteering for causes like urban forestry and judicial independence. Currently, she is an officer and director of Smart Trees Pacific, supporting their urban forestry projects, and she serves both as the Hawai‘i Delegate to the American Bar Association and on the board of the American Judicature Society, an independent, nonpartisan, membership organization, working nationally to protect the integrity of the American justice system.

Her devotion to trees also branches into familial territories, as Lisa enjoys researching her family’s genealogy.

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  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston University College of Liberal Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Hazel M. Purmont Alumnae Award
    • Honors: Peter A. Bertocci Award for Academic Achievement
    • Honors: Humanitarian Service and the Philosophy Department's Matchette Prize
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Massachusetts, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society, Director
  • Smart Trees Pacific, Officer and Director
  • American Journal of Law and Medicine, Member
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Stone v. Continental Airlines, Inc., 905 F.Supp. 823, 1995, D.Hawai'i, 1995235984

Practice Areas:

  • Entitlements and Permitting
  • Environmental Laws and Compliance
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu, 2020
  • Chambers USA, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

  • American Judicature Society, Director
  • Smart Trees Pacific, Officer and Director