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Founded in 1994, Rose Joneson Vargas is American Samoa's largest law firm and represents many of American Samoa's most successful companies. Rose Joneson Vargas has 3 attorneys and 4 full time support staff. Together, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined practice experience in American Samoa.

Rose Joneson Vargas advises its American Samoa and overseas clients about their most important personal and business-related legal matters. We have a broad-based litigation and transactional practice with special expertise in helping our clients get things done within the unique legal and business environment that is presented in American Samoa. We also provide general legal advice concerning a myriad of subjects to members of the American Samoa community and charitable organizations.

Our general commercial practice includes complex civil and maritime litigation, finance, real estate, land use and development, communications, business licensing, bank regulation, insurance, admiralty and government relations. We also have an active collections department that utilizes experienced support staff under our supervision to provide cost-effective collections services to our clients.

The firm's diverse client base includes some of American Samoa's largest and most successful companies, which include major multinational companies. Clients include ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, Ace American Industries, ASCO Motors (a Toyota Tusho dealership), Bank of Hawaii, Blue Sky Communications (American Samoa's largest privately-owned wireless and internet company), GHC Reid & Company (a distributor of Coca-Cola, Vailima beer, Coors, and other beverages), National Pacific Insurance, Samoa Maritime, and a number of others.

In complex transactional and commercial matters, we often work together with attorneys from the U.S. firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP to serve our clients. Although not affiliated in any way, our firm has a close working relationship with Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, a 400-plus law firm with offices in Seattle, Anchorage, Bellevue, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and Shanghai.

Rose Joneson Vargas is also an affiliate of the Pacific Legal Network, a network of independently owned and operated law firms throughout the Southern Pacific. The Pacific Legal Network is the leading provider of legal and business advisory services to corporations and international institutions operating in the region. Our affiliation with the Pacific Legal Network permits us to provide seamless legal services to our clients with interests beyond American Samoa in other locales throughout the Pacific and Australia.