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MAYOR CARLISLE NAMES ROBERT GODBEY AS TOP CITY LAWYER
(Thurs., April 21, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced his nomination of Robert Carson Godbey as Corporation Counsel for the City and County of Honolulu.
“He is eminently qualified for this challenging and demanding job as the city’s top lawyer, and I have every confidence that we will be in good hands,”
The nomination is subject to City Council confirmation. Godbey is currently a member of the Godbey Griffiths law firm in
He graduated cum laude in 1980 from the
Godbey spent the next seven years with the United States Department of Justice, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and then for the District of Hawaii, where he concentrated on white collar fraud and computer fraud. He prosecuted the “Coconut Connection” case, which Forbes magazine identified as one of the largest telecommunications fraud cases on record.
He was lead trial attorney on over thirty cases tried to verdict, and received commendations from the Department of Justice, the United States Secret Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chief Postal Inspector. Godbey left the Department of Justice and joined his present firm in 1991. He is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed for several years in Honolulu Magazine’s list of “
Godbey is also a member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the State of
Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.