William S. Hunt

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers

Stockholder / Director

Oahu (Honolulu) 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

About Bill

William Hunt is one of Hawai`i’s go-to attorneys for the defense of multi-million dollar catastrophic injury claims. Bill primarily represents physicians and hospitals in complex and high dollar disputes concerning alleged medical negligence and other health care matters. He also represents commercial companies such as Chevron U.S.A. in general litigation and business matters.

His daily practice is 100% focused on litigation and dispute resolution where he strives for the quickest resolution to the client’s problems, or assiduously prepares to litigate those problems if necessary.

Bill has participated as counsel in over fifty jury/judge trials and binding arbitrations with a very high degree of success for his clients, most recently convincing a jury to only award $48,000 to a plaintiff whose well-known trial attorney had requested $60 million.

Bill received his J.D. from Columbia University, and worked his way through the School of Law part time as a law clerk for the Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law. Soon after he moved to Hawai`i and started his practice with a firm representing defendants in criminal cases. He is a licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States District Court, as well as all Hawai`i Courts. He is a member of the ABA, DRI and is a board member and president of the Hawai`i Justice Foundation. He stays active in his spare time paddling in 6 person Hawaiian canoes and playing softball.

Awards and Recognition

Practice Areas

Other Areas

Additional Information

Healthcare
  • Defense of medical malpractice and professional liability claims (in the courts, arbitration, mediation, and agency proceedings)
  • Medical risk management: seminars, advising, and development of risk-prevention policies
  • Emergency court orders and advising on emergency health care issues
  • Credentialing, peer review, and health care quality improvement issues
  • Medical records confidentiality and HIPAA concerns
  • Record-keeping practices
  • Health care coverage disputes
  • Health insurance issues
  • ERISA, COBRA, and Prepaid Health Care issues
  • Health care compliance, fraud, and conflict of interest concerns
  • Training physicians to give effective testimony in legal settings, and providing stress management seminars for providers in medical-legal cases
  • Administrative law (for matters before the Board of Medical Examiners, Department of Health, SHPDA, Insurance Commissioner’s office, etc.)
Personal Injury Litigation, Defense
  • Product liability
Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Affiliations
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Commercial Arbitrator
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program (1st Circuit Court, Hawai`i)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hawaii Justice Foundation
  • Medical Claims Conciliation Panel, State of Hawai`i
Admitted to Practice
  • Hawai`i
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Medical Malpractice (2007- present)
    • Personal Injury Litigation (2005- present)
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Medical Malpractice Defense, 2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (1993- present)
  • Chambers USA™ Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Commercial Litigation (2005- present)
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Litigation Star: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability (2008-present)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation (2008-present)
  • Honolulu Magazine, Best Lawyers in Hawai`i (2005-present)
  • Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys
Education
  • Columbia University, School of Law (J.D. 1972)
  • Colgate University (B.A. 1968)