Business briefs: 12-24-18

  • Former Lt. Gov. Doug Chin chats with colleagues before the Democratic Unity Breakfast in Honolulu held after the primary elections at Dole Cannery earlier this year. Chin lost his bid to Ed Case as the Democratic nominee for the District 1 Congressional seat. (PHOTO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM)

Former AG joins Hawaii law team

HONOLULU — Starn O’Toole Marcus and Fisher announced that former Hawaii Attorney General and Lt. Governor Doug Chin joined the firm as a director, focusing on commercial litigation and government relations. Chin also served as the Honolulu City Managing Director under Mayor Peter Carlisle.


Chin’s legal career and dedication to serve the community began when he joined the prosecutor’s office in 1998. He quickly gained trial experience, earning recognition as “Top Gun” for winning the most trials out of 100 Honolulu prosecutors in a calendar year. Chin tried approximately 50 cases to verdict while at the prosecutor’s office.

“Doug Chin brings impressive trial experience and will further enhance Starn O’Toole Marcus and Fisher’s substantial bench strength in Hawaii’s legal community,” said Terence “Terry” O’Toole, the firm’s litigation director, in a press release.

In 2010, Mayor Peter Carlisle appointed Chin as the city and county of Honolulu’s managing director where he served until 2013. Chin subsequently joined the Carlsmith Ball law firm where he focused on renewable energy and clean technology projects, land use and development and commercial litigation.

In 2015, Gov. David Ige appointed Chin as Hawaii’s Attorney General where he served through 2018. As AG, Chin stepped into the national spotlight, challenging President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives.

“My experience as attorney general, lieutenant governor, prosecutor and city managing director will help me to find solutions for my clients in Hawaii’s changing economy. Starn O’Toole Marcus and Fisher is a strong fit for my talents and experience,” Chin said in the release. “I’m proud to join this firm.”

NHCH welcomes new provider

WAIMEA — North Hawaii Community Hospital announced that Dr. Jenny Sullivan has joined the Primary Care Clinic at North Hawaii Community Hospital.


Sullivan graduated from the University of Copenhagen School of Medical Sciences, Denmark, and completed her family medicine residency at University of California San Francisco in Fresno, California. Sullivan is certified in family medicine and moved to the Big Island from Northern California where she practiced medicine for 11 years. She practiced medicine in Kona for three years before joining the North Hawaii Community Hospital Primary Care Clinic team.

For an appointment with Sullivan or any other provider at North Hawaii Community Hospital, call 887-CARE.

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