Marsh SML
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Michael R. Marsh concentrates his practice in dispute resolution and litigation primarily involving construction, development and real estate matters, subrogation and construction bond matters, employment law and trademark and copyright infringement.

In construction litigation, he represents a variety of developers, design professionals, general contractors and suppliers. He has represented developers and major land owners in connection with construction development and real estate disputes. Mr. Marsh has advised and represented management in employment related actions and lawsuits, as well as labor law compliance issues. His clients in the area of trademark and copyright matters include international designers, manufacturers, producers and distributors.

In addition to participating in mediation and arbitration as an advocate, Mr. Marsh is an arbitrator for the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and is a neutral on the panel of Dispute Prevention and Resolution, Inc., Hawai‘i’s leading mediation/arbitration service. Prior to joining the firm in 1978, Mr. Marsh was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawai‘i.

Michael Marsh holds an “AV” rating, possessing the highest level of legal skill, ability and integrity by the preeminent law directory service of Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Marsh has been named 2017 Best Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration--Honolulu by Best Lawyers In America. He has also been recognized for his work in the areas of Arbitration, Litigation--Construction, and Mediation having been named by his peers to the Best Lawyers In America 2008-2018 listings. Since 2008, Chambers & Partners recognized Mr. Marsh for his litigation work in their highly regarded lawyer referral directory, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Also, Benchmark Litigation in its Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2008-2017 listed Mr. Marsh as a “local litigation star”. In 2017, Michael Marsh was selected for membership to America's Top 100 Attorneys (Hawaii) by America's Top 100, LLC.

Mr. Marsh is a co-author of the “Doing Business in Hawaii” section of the Doing Business in…Handbook 2008 and 2010 editions published by the Practical Law Company (PLC) in association with Lex Mundi.


Construction Development; Real Estate Litigation; Copyright and
 Trademark Infringement; Employment Law


State of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


B.A., Blackburn University, 1969

J.D., George Washington University, 1973