William K. Meheula, III

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Sullivan Meheula Lee, LLLP
 | Pacific Guardian Center, 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2900
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-628-7535
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%)
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Attorney William K. Meheula III of Sullivan Meheula Lee, LLLP, in Honolulu, Hawaii, devotes his practice to business litigation and professional liability matters. Throughout his more than three decades in practice, he has litigated before administrative agencies as well as before various state and federal courts.

Mr. Meheula graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, earning an economics degree before continuing his education by obtaining a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Hawaii as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Meheula has received numerous accolades within the legal profession, including a rating of AV Preeminent*, the highest possible rating, by the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell and inclusion in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.” In 2015, he was also named as a ranked lawyer in Chambers USA.

Taking an active role in legal and professional communities, Mr. Meheula is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a lawyer delegate for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, has lectured and served as an adjunct professor at William S. Richardson School of Law and serves as director for the Native Hawaiian Bar Association.

Mr. Meheula is also a member of Mamaka Aialo, an organization dedicated to promoting the culture of Hawaii and the Pacific regions, and in previous years has served in various leadership roles including council member of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council and director of the Outrigger Canoe Club.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%)

Professional Liability (30%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Focus Areas

Professional Liability: Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017

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About William Meheula, III

Admitted: 1978, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://www.smlhawaii.com/william-meheula

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer - 2016 Nomination, Real Estate Law
  • Chambers USA 2015 – Ranked Lawyer
  • Top 25 Hawaii Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers by Key Professionals Media, Inc., 2008 - Present
  • Lawyer of the Year 2017, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Lawyer of the Year 2012 & 2016, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs & Litigation - Real Estate, 2007 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Rating
  • Justice Award, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court – District of Hawaii - Lawyer Delegate
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Hawaii

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Outrigger Canoe Club, Director, 2015-16
  • Mamaka Aialo, Member, 2010 – present
  • Hawaiian Sovereignty Election Council, Council Member, 1994-97
  • Native Hawaiian Bar Association, Director, 1994-present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Native Hawaiian Rights Clinic, William S. Richardson School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.A., Economics, 1975
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Office Location for William K. Meheula, III

Pacific Guardian Center
733 Bishop Street, Suite 2900
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-628-7535

 

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Last Updated: 6/6/2017

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