Carlos Perez-Mesa, Jr.

Carlos Perez-Mesa is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Hawaii on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carlos directly using the contact details listed above.

Carlos has been an active trial attorney in New Jersey and Hawaii since 1986. In Hawaii, he has tried over 20 jury and bench trials to verdict in state and federal court and participated in over 300 arbitrations and meditations. Carlos has wide ranging experience practicing in both federal and state court handling a broad range of litigation, including products liability, construction law, employment discrimination, personal injury, the Americans with Disabilities Act, environmental law, automobile and slip and fall accidents, Title VII civil rights law and workers compensation law. Carlos also handles private arbitrations and mediations involving all types of civil actions, including auto cases, sexual harassment, age discrimination, wrongful discharge, racial discrimination, UM and UIM auto cases and AOAO disputes.

Upon graduation of law school, Carlos served as a law clerk to Judge Nicholas in Mandak, Passaic County, New Jersey.

Prior to joining the firm, Carlos focused on litigation concerning personal injury, employment discrimination, products liability and condominium law. He defended AIG™ and Farmers™ Insurance insureds involved in automobile and slip and fall accidents. Carlos worked seven years as a trial attorney for AIG™’s Staff Counsel’s office in Honolulu. He also has three successful published Hawaii Supreme Court opinions.

Firm Overview:

Serving Hawaii Since 1977

Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell is a versatile full service law firm of highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing a diverse international, national and local clientele in different industries, who turn to us for a wide range of legal services and resources. Our clients include major public corporations, privately held and family businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging growth companies, investors, governments, public agencies and individuals.

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Nadine Y. Ando

Nadine Y. Ando joined McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon as a partner in 1989 and returned to the firm in 2017 after a ten-year break. Her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, professional liability, real property litigation and employment litigation. She has been listed in Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers for her commercial litigation practice since 2006 and 2008, respectively.

Firm Overview:

We know you have a choice when it comes to your legal services. As one of Hawaii’s preeminent law firms, McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP (M4), our reputation for integrity and success has been earned over thirty years of serving the legal needs of the islands and the Pacific Rim.

Our mission is to provide you with counsel that is solution-oriented, practical and timely.

We hold ourselves to the highest calibre of integrity, loyalty and dedication. Respect for our clients and our colleagues is a cornerstone of our firm, prevalent in our daily interactions with each other, our clients and the community.

As one of Hawaii’s largest law firms, the firm has handled some of the most complex business and real estate transactions in Hawaii for local, national and international clientele. Our litigation department is routinely involved in some of the most high profile cases in Hawaii.

M4 understands and provides the same level of effort and care for clients of all sizes, with innovative thinking and collaboration across disciplines, practices and industries to meet client goals. With M4, clients get big firm resources and experience, with small firm focus and attention.

With more than 160 member firms in over 90 countries, M4 is proud to be a member firm of TAGLaw–a worldwide alliance of independent law firms. As a member of TAGLaw, M4 has access to an experienced and extensive network of resources globally to better serve our clients.

We share the entrepreneurial spirit of our clients, rolling up our sleeves alongside them to achieve their goals. Our focus is to consistently deliver creative solutions to your legal challenges while maintaining an eye on the big picture.

Uniquely positioned in the Pacific Rim to help our clients achieve their ambitions, our experienced team represents established clients in every major industry and market, as well as emerging growth companies.

Our attorneys are longstanding members of the community with insight into the local business environment and unique laws found only in Hawaii.