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Paul-R.GrableMr. Grable is a director of the firm practicing almost exclusively in the area of construction law. After graduating from the University of Hawaii in 1977 with a BA in History, Mr. Grable worked for a general contractor in the Hawaii construction industry for several years before moving on to law school at Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Washington. He graduated in 1983 with honors (JD magna cum laude) and has been in private practice since. From 1981 to 1986 he worked for Winston & Cashatt, a prominent law firm in Spokane, WA where he developed his construction law background. He is licensed in Washington (inactive) and Hawaii and is a member of the Hawaii Bar Association. Mr. Grable is also a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee and the Construction Litigation Committee. He has been on the faculties of numerous construction law seminars speaking on a variety of issues.

Mr. Grable joined Lyons Brandt Cook and Hiramatsu in 1986. His practice includes civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution for both plaintiffs and defendants involved in construction related disputes. He also provides consultation in drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts and other construction related documents.

Mr. Grable’s clients include general contractors, developers, owners, associations, specialty contractors, governmental agencies, utility companies, sureties, architects, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers and insurance companies. The projects include condominiums, high rise office buildings, utilities, airports, hospitals, rock quarries, hillside developments, hotels, stadiums, schools, churches, government facilities and ship maintenance and repair.

In his spare time Mr. Grable enjoys playing tennis and is actively involved with the study of wine. In May 2009 he became a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and in August 2010 he became a Certified Wine Specialist by the Society of Wine Educators.