Cox, Wootton, Lerner adds Frame & Nakano in Honolulu

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Cox, Wootton, Lerner adds Frame & Nakano in Honolulu

July 6th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Robert Frame and Mike Nakano, the principals of Frame & Nakano, AAL, ALC, will be joining Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Nakano will join CWL as a partner and Mr. Frame will be “of Counsel.” Attorney Cynthia Farias will also be “Of Counsel” to CWL. They will all join CWL partner Normand “Chip” Lezy in CWL’s Honolulu, Hawaii, office.

Frame & Nakano is the successor firm to Hawaii’s first maritime defense law firm. Mr. Frame and Mr. Nakano have maintained a strong practice in maritime defense for decades, representing clients in interstate, intrastate and international carriage of goods, vessel arrest, charter party agreements, maritime liens, general average, salvage, limitation of liability, marine construction litigation, passenger liability litigation, U.S. Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act, the Jones Act and marine insurance coverage disputes. In addition to maritime law, their practice has emphasized product liability defense (asbestos, machinery and equipment), trust and estate litigation, professional liability, premises liability and general personal injury defense. Mr. Frame, Mr. Nakano and Ms. Farias, along with Mr. Lezy, are licensed to practice before all Hawaii courts, federal and state, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

These additions give CWL substantially increased depth and allow us to better serve our collective clients’ litigation, transactional, and casualty response needs throughout the Western United States, Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Our continuing growth is client-driven to respond to robust demand within our various practice areas.

Hawaii Office (effective July 1, 2016):
841 Bishop Street, Suite 1099
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 744-7020.

Northern California Office:
900 Front Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 438-4600.

Southern California Office (effective July 1, 2016):
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel: (310) 440-0020.

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