Collin M. (Marty) Fritz

Collin M. (Marty) Fritz

Partner
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone:
808-797-3363
Fax:
808-533-3684
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Admiralty
  • Aircraft/Helicopter Accidents
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Drug Induced Birth Defects
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Workplace Injuries

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Premises Liability, Pacific Law Institute, January, 1990
  • Determining and Proving Damages, National Business Institute, Inc., February, 1990
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., March, 1991
  • Supreme Court Update, Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November, 1991
  • Insurance Litigation in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., November, 1992
  • Arbitrating and Trying the Auto Injury Case in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., March, 1993
  • Resolving Cases and Jury Selection/Focus Groups, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Kapalua, Maui, June, 1994
  • Seventh Annual Seminar on Tort Law, Pacific Law Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 24, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court Update, Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November, 1994
  • Resolving Cases Favorably Through Mediation, Marin County, California, Bar Association, October, 1994
  • Practicing Law in the 21st Century, Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association, June, 9, 1995
  • Introductory Torts, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law, 1997
  • Practicing Law in the 21st Century, Are You Ready?, ATLA, National College of Advocacy, July, 1998
  • Law Office Automation, Hawaii Paralegal Association, October, 1998
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • The Brief, Recurring Author of "Tips on Technology", American Bar Association, Section on Torts and Insurance Practice - TIPS, Quarterly, 1999
  • The Law Reporter, Recurring Author of "Shop Talk" (Monthly, Ending 2000), Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Monthly, 2000

Representative Cases

References

  • Robert A. Rowan, Esq., Arlington, Virginia
  • Michael McEnerney, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Phil Russotti, New York
  • Wayne Parsons, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jim Leavitt, Honolulu, Hawaii

Classes/Seminars

  • Accutane Birth Defects Litigation Group, American Trial Lawyers Convention, 1988 - 1989
  • Expert Witnesses, Hawaii Certified Public Accountants Convention, 1989
  • Aquatic Injuries, National Spa and Pool Institute, Hawaii Chapter, 1989
  • Determining and Proving Damages, National Business Institute, Inc., 1990
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Insurance Litigation in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., 1992
  • Arbitrating and Trying the Auto Injury Case in Hawaii, National Business Institute, Inc., 1993
  • Seventh Annual Seminar on Tort Law, Pacific Law Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 24, 1994
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Arbitrator Training, Oahu, Maui and Kauai
  • Practicing Law in the 21st Century, Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Annual Hawaii Tort Law Seminar, Pacific Law Institute, 1999
  • Annual Hawaii Tort Law Seminar, Pacific Law Institute, 2001
  • Voir Dire Demonstration to Lawyers, Law Students and Judges, American Inns of Court, University of Hawaii School of Law
  • Instructor, Litigation Workshop, University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law, ATLA Student Chapter, 2001
  • Personal Injury Settlements in Hawaii: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim, National Business Institute, November 9, 2001
  • Speaker, Hawaii Claims Association Seminar, 2002
  • Western Trial Lawyers, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Governors' Award, Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, 1996
  • Distinguished Service Certificate, American Civil Liberties Union, 1977
  • Who's Who in American Law, Fourth Edition, 1985
  • Law Day Golf Champion, 1995
  • Gold Medal Hawaii Senior Olympics (Basketball), 1988
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii
  • SuperLawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating for Ethics and Competence
  • 2017 Hawaii Plaintiffs Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association, Sole and Small Practice Section, National Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member, Standing Technology Committee
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Accutane Litigation Group
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Insurance & Small Office Practice Section
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Council of Presidents
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs Attorneys
  • American Mediation Association
  • Pacific Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Board of Governors, 1990 - Present
  • Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, President, 1994 - 1995
  • Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Legislative Chair, 1999 - Present
  • Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, State Delegate, 1999 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Vice President, 1988 - 1990
  • American Civil Liberties Union, President, 1990 - 1993
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Director
  • Judicial Arbitration Commission, Hawaii Supreme Court and American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • Pacific Mediation and Arbitration Association and Mediation Specialists of Hawaii, Inc., Mediator
  • REDRESS Program, U.S. Postal Service, Mediator, 1999 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Arbitrator/Mediator, Committee on Attorney/Client Fee Disputes
  • Hawaii Medical Association, Malpractice Committee
  • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs Attorneys, Founding Fellow
  • American Red Cross Board, Military and Families Section
  • Democratic State and National Convention, 1992
  • Hawaii White House Liaison, 1995
  • White House Pacific Rim Economic Conference, 1995
  • Hawaii State Judicial Conference, 1992
  • Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, Co-Chair, Judiciary Working Group
  • American Mediation Association, Diplomat
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Committee on Advertising and Solicitation, 1995
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Committee on Advertising and Solicitation, 1996 - 1997
  • American Inns of Court, Aloha Chapter, Master, 1995 - Present
  • Hawaii State Legislature, Select Tort Study Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Board Member, 1998 - 2000
  • American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Division, Children's Programs, Major Gifts Hui, 1998
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000
  • Hawaii State Judicial Conference, 1999
  • Hawaii State Judicial Conference, 2000
  • Western Trial Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ) Leaders Forum, 2000 - Present
  • Hawaii Bar Foundation, Director, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Pacific Arbitration and Mediation, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mediator, 1987
  • Hawaii Supreme Court, Arbitrator, 1986
  • McKenzie, Trecker & Fritz, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1980 - 1993
  • Trecker, Rosenberg & Fritz, Kailua, Hawaii, 1976 - 1979
  • Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, International Credit Division, Analyst, 1973 - 1976

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Delta Phi