Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10
ATLA Top 100
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2015
Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2017
Best Attorneys in America - Life Charter Member
About Us -
Amy L. Woodward
Amy L. Woodward, Accident Lawyer Hawaii,
is a car accident and personal injury lawyer in the state
of Hawaii. She is an associate at the Law Office of William H. Lawson,
and she has concentrated her practice in the area of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation
since 2016. Prior to joining her father's firm, Ms. Woodward practiced law at
Carlsmith Ball LLP (one of the top corporate law firms in Hawaii),
focusing predominantly on litigating commercial disputes. She has already
successfully handled arbitration hearings and depositions as the lead attorney, she
has participated in successful mediations and a lengthy jury trial
and she plans to represent people who have suffered serious loss from
an accident connected to Hawaii for many years to come.
Ms. Woodward is ranked in the "Top 10 Under 40" personal injury attorneys in Hawaii
by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA).
She has obtained favorable awards for injured individuals at arbitration and mediation
and she has successfully advocated for clients in both state and federal court.
While in law school, Ms. Woodward externed at the Hawaii Supreme Court,
the United States District Court in San Diego and the United States Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Woodward received her J.D. degree magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the
University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated in the top 2% of her class.
She also co-wrote an article on evidentiary issues which was published on Law360.
At present Amy L. Woodward is a personal injury and accident attorney
practicing in Honolulu, Hawaii and handling car accidents (MVAs- motor
vehicle accidents - trucks, buses, motorcycles, mopeds, etc);
accidents resulting from defective products (dangerous products liability
claims); serious falls from elevation;
serious premises liability claims;
boating and maritime accidents (accidents in the ocean or at
sea); related claims against insurance companies and other claims.
Although there is no certification for specialization
as a trial lawyer under Hawaii law, Ms. Woodward's law
practice strongly emphasizes trials and trial related work.
you or a loved one has been seriously injured,
Accident Lawyer Hawaii now
for a free evaluation of your case.
Representative Practice areas
for Accident Lawyer Hawaii:
- Personal injury and Tort Law
- Car Accidents and other Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Truck and Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Moped and Pedestrian Accidents
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Insurance Disputes
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Civil litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
does not publish a list of
representative clients due to privacy concerns.
Although our firm is located in Hawaii,
we have assisted on Hawaii matters for clients and
co-counsel from all over the United States
and many parts of the world.
To date Accident Lawyer Hawaii has
represented residents of: Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,
Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi,
Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico,
New York, Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin
as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada,
Guam, South Korea, Micronesia & the Phillipines.
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Accident Lawyer Hawaii
William H. Lawson, Esq. and
Amy L. Woodward, Esq.
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813
New client hotline:
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Directions to Honolulu office
HI accident news
Court cases re:
Hawaii accident law
Products Liability - Cases & Comment
Jones Act- maritime law and seaman cases
The Constitution Of The State Of Hawaii
Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state court does not generally have specific personal jurisdiction to entertain class-action claims by non-resident plaintiffs against a company headquartered outside of the forum state (here Bristol-Myers Squibb was not based in California). In future class action claims against nationwide corporate defendants, it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court is generally requiring piecemeal litigation in each state where a plaintiff was injured, instead of allowing for a single consolidated class action in a single state court lawsuit.