Anthony L. Ranken is the founder and head attorney of Ranken, Shnider & Taylor, Attorneys at Law. Over the course of his 34-year career to date, he has handled thousands of cases and taken over 120 cases to trial in a diverse array of practice areas, including personal injury law, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, criminal defense, contract disputes, employment discrimination, and real estate litigation.
Mr. Ranken graduated from Indiana University with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to receive his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, then ranked among the top 6 U.S. law schools. There, he was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Ecology Law Quarterly, the nation’s leading scholarly journal of environmental law. Upon entering practice on Maui Mr. Ranken continued his environmental advocacy on a volunteer basis but chose to specialize his legal practice on civil and criminal litigation (courtroom proceedings, trials, and settlement negotiations), with a primary focus on personal injury and wrongful death cases. He stood out from the start of his career, becoming the first Hawaii attorney from the class of 1982 to be awarded the BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.