Attorney Succeeds in Largest Jury Verdict For Hawaii Slip and Fall Case

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Attorney Michael R. Cruise, of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, was the lead attorney in a case that resulted in the largest jury verdict in Hawaii history for a slip and fall case. Cruise was also recently certified as a Life Member by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as well as the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum for his excellence as a litigator.

Honolulu trial attorney Michael R. Cruise, of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, has been certified as a Life Member by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as well as the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, for his excellence as a litigator.

Membership in these organizations is limited to attorneys who have successfully litigated million and multimillion dollar cases. Established in 1993, the membership of these forums is comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States.

Michael Cruise is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He specializes in representing people with claims involving serious injuries or death, often involving brain, spinal cord, and other major orthopedic injuries caused by institutional or corporate neglect.

Recently, Cruise was the lead attorney in a case that resulted in the largest jury verdict in Hawaii history for a slip and fall case. In that case, Munguia v. Grelyn of Maui, LLC*, plaintiff Beverly Munguia suffered a life changing and disabling spine injury when she slipped and fell on uncleaned floor of the defendant’s fast food restaurant. By pointing out inconsistent testimony by the defense, and by offering credible expert testimony regarding the defendant’s unsafe business practices, Michael Cruise obtained a $5.67 million verdict for his client’s losses and care.

Membership in the Million and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum requires acting as principal counsel in at least one case that resulted in a verdict, award, or settlement of $1 million or more. These organizations represent the excellence of attorneys like Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner’s Michael Cruise, who advocate tirelessly for the interests of their clients.

Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, founded in Honolulu in 1971, has been successfully representing clients across a wide range of personal injury cases. For more information on Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, please visit our website http://www.lyslaw.com.

*US District Court case #09-cv-00058. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals #11-15751

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