April Luria, Esq.
April A. Luria concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice, employment and labor matters, civil rights litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, premises liability, and products liability. Ms. Luria has more than twenty five years of trial, arbitration and mediation experience, she has represented corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of matters and tried numerous cases to verdict. Ms. Luria recently was the Chair for the 2009 Hawaii State Bar Association Trial Academy.
Faculty Member: National Business Institute seminar on “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Hawaii”; Institute for Paralegal Education seminar, “Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in Hawaii.”; National Business Institute, “Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics”; Sterling Educational Services, Inc. “Fundamentals of Employment Law in Hawaii”; 2004 HSBA Trial Academy Faulty member; 2009 HSBA Trial Academy Co-Dean. Adjunct Professor: William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii (Pretrial Litigation, 2001-04). Contributing Author: “Making Trial Objections” (J.F. McCarthy, Sr., ed. 1986). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu (1991-1994). Member: Hawaii State Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Hawaii Defense Lawyers Association
Employment Law: Represented employers in administrative investigations
conducted by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and EEOC in connection with employee claims of discriminatory conduct.
Fair Housing Law: Represented condominium associations, property managers and public housing entities in administrative investigations conducted by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and HUD.
Medical Malpractice: Represented health care providers in medical malpractice actions before the Medical Claims Conciliation Panel and through trial and/or settlement in circuit and federal court.
Medical Malpractice: Represented nurse who had administered adult dose of morphine to infant for post-surgical pain. Case settled after two days of trial.
Negligence: Represented nursing home in claim by woman injured when freezer door fell on her head which resulted in a defense verdict following trial.
Negligence: Represented store against negligence claim by delivery man who was hit by a fork lift driven by store’s employee; Plaintiff’s last settlement demand was $95,000; jury returned verdict finding Plaintiff 43% comparatively negligent and awarded total damages of $4,562.01.
Negligence: Represented building management in claim by sub-tenant who had been sexually assaulted in her office. Obtained summary judgment.
Employment Law; Civil Rights Law; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Product Liability; Prison Litigation
U.S. v. Tropic Seas, Inc., 887 F.Supp.1347 (D.Haw.1995);
Christiansen v. Big Island Fish Connection, Inc., 885 F.Supp.207 (D.Haw. 1994);
Stallworth v. Boren, 99 Hawaii 287, 54 P.3d (Haw. App. 2002);
Doe v. Grosvenor Center Associates, 104 Hawai’i 500, 92 P.3d 1010 (Haw. App. 2004);
Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 117 Hawai’i 357, 183 P.3d 734 (Hawaii, 2007)