Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner would like to congratulate Attorney Mike Cruise on two of his latest accomplishments. First and foremost, Attorney Cruise has been named to The Best Lawyers in Hawai’i list for 2017 by Honolulu Magazine. He is also now a shareholder of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner.
Our firm is thrilled at Mike’s distinction among the Best Lawyers in state, as it speaks volumes about his exceptional legal abilities and proven record of success helping the injured and the wronged throughout Honolulu and all islands. His inclusion to the list also places him among the top 8 percent of all practicing lawyers in Hawaii.
By recognizing top rated attorneys, Honolulu Magazine provides a trusted resource locals and others can turn to when they are searching for the best attorney to handle their legal needs. The magazine uses a list cultivated by Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers® in America, and a nationally regarded peer review rating service that has been recognizing the most accomplished lawyers for over 30 years.
Attorneys named to the prestigious Best Lawyers list are hand-picked using a unique and intensive peer-review methodology which consists of:
- Nominations from clients or fellow legal practitioners who have seen the attorney’s work in action.
- A multi-phase peer review evaluation in which lawyers who have been previously selected to the Best Lawyers list review and provide feedback on the caliber of a nominee’s work, professional abilities, and legal services.
- Analysis of feedback from legal peers to ensure only the best lawyers in a given practice area in their community are selected.
- Eligibility review that evaluates an attorney’s record, ethical conduct, and current standing with the state bar association.
The selection process is designed to ensure that the final list is truly a list of experienced, trustworthy, and highly accomplished lawyers that can be utilized to vet attorneys. Over the years, legal consumers have come to trust this list during the attorney selection process, which can be one of the most important elements of any case. Choosing the right lawyer can make all the difference, and having a resource such as the Best Lawyers list can make consumers feel confident not only in their choice for representation, but also in the fact that their case will be in highly capable hands.
In addition to being named to The Best Lawyers in Hawai’i list for 2017 in the area of personal injury, Mike is now a shareholder of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner. His contributions to the firm and to our many satisfied clients over the years have been a driving force behind our continued success. As a shareholder, Mike will play an important role in furthering our firm’s mission of helping injured victims and families secure the justice and full compensation they deserve.
Mike Cruise has become known for being a skilled Hawaii personal injury attorney who is passionate about making the difference for victims who place their trust in him and our firm during difficult times. Over the course of his legal career, Mike’s work ethic, client-focused approach, and dedication have enabled him to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. He has also been recognized by a number of professional organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which recognizes less than 1% of all attorneys in the U.S.) and Hawaii Super Lawyers® Magazine, which is limited to just 5% of attorneys in the state. Mike also remains active in the local and legal communities, and is the Past President and current member of the Board of Governors for the Hawaii Association for Justice.