Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell's litigation teams provide experienced, professional, innovative, and cost-effective services to effectively represent clients and to resolve disputes in all civil matters that involve litigation in State and Federal courts.

Each litigation matter is carefully reviewed with the client and a fee arrangement is created, whether based upon an hourly charge, fixed fee or a contingency arrangement or other innovative approaches, customized to suit the client's situation, interests and resources. The fee arrangement for every litigation matter undertaken by the firm is confirmed in a written agreement with the client.

Litigation Team

The lead litigation attorneys, Robert E. Chapman, Elise O. Thorn, Mary Martin and Bradley R. Pulice, have over fifty years of combined experience in litigation matters having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, including major contractors, large and small businesses, business professionals, insurance companies and others, in a wide variety of civil matters.

Litigation Experience

Mr. Chapman has handled the litigation and negotiation of business and commercial, corporate, partnership, real estate, trust and probate, debtor-creditor, construction and other matters.

Ms. Thorn has years of experience in intellectual property rights cases, real estate and general commercial litigation.

Ms. Martin has vast experience in the litigation of real estate title, creditor’s rights, trust and probate matters, and appellate practice.

Mr. Pulice, a former Honolulu County prosecutor, has extensive courtroom experience and has handled many civil matters including product liability defense, commercial disputes, insurance fraud claims and a broad range of other civil matters.

The litigation teams emphasize prompt, effective communication with clients and are dedicated to understand, enforce and protect the clients rights and interests with zealous representation. The litigation teams meet and work continually to allocate work efficiently and economically. The team members communicate and work closely with each other, sharing their knowledge and abilities in the ways that best serve the clients. The teams frequently resolve matters by innovative solutions and settlements that may preserve or enhance clients' business working relationships, opportunities and resources.

We welcome the opportunity to represent our clients ethically and professionally in civil litigation matters.