Attorney Philip Lowenthal

Philip H. Lowenthal

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Univ. of California, Berkeley
    • B.A. - 1966

Biography

Philip Lowenthal has been Of Counsel with Menzer Law Firm since 2012 and has practiced law in Hawaii for more than 40 years.

The first Deputy Public Defender on Maui, Phil specializes in federal criminal defense and civil litigation, including complex personal injury cases. He is an accomplished trial lawyer and an expert on both the Federal and Hawaii Rules of Evidence who is also known for his legendary Evidence seminars.

Phil has an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. He has also been named a Best Lawyer in America for the last 25 years.

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1970
  • California, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2009

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure, Member, 1986 to 1986
  • Hawaii Judicial Conference, Member, 1985 to 1987
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Chairman: Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure, 1986 to 1986
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Hawaii Criminal Jury Instructions, 1990 to 1990
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Member, 1979 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1979 to Present
  • American Board of Criminal lawyers, Governor, 1982 to 1982
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Evidence, 1993 to Present
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, Board Counsel, 2018 to Present

Honors

  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow, 1979
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyer in America for the last 25 years

Classes & Seminars

  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 00/00/1981 to 00/00/1981
  • Adjunct Professor, Evidence for Lawyers & Paralegals, Maui Community College, 00/00/1983 to 00/00/1983

Past Positions

  • Lowenthal & August, 1981 to 2002
  • State of Hawaii, Supervising Deputy Public Defender, Maui County, 1970 to 1979