June 10, 2004 - June 9, 2014
Alexa Fujise was with the City and County of Honolulu's Department of the Prosecuting Attorney between 1984 and 2004. Before her departure, she became the director of the Research and Reference Support Division. Throughout her 20-year tenure with the department, Judge Fujise also served as appellate research branch chief and deputy prosecuting attorney. Judge Fujise also worked as assistant disciplinary counsel for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, where she investigated and prosecuted violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility by attorneys in the State of Hawai`i. She started her legal career in 1980 as a law clerk to then-Associate Justice Herman T.F. Lum.
Judge Fujise, who has specialized in criminal and constitutional law, is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of Hawai`i, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
She earned her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Hawai`i. She has been on the Board of the William S. Richardson School of Law Alumni Association since 1980 and was the recipient of the Dean's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.
Judge Fujise taught appellate practice seminars for the National District Attorneys Association and the William S. Richardson School of Law.