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Intermediate Court of Appeals Judges

Note: Please do not call a judge about a pending case.  In most circumstances a judge is prohibited from discussing a pending case unless all parties are given notice and an opportunity to be present. Judges are also prohibited from publicly discussing a pending or impending case.  See Rules 2.9 and 2.10 of the Hawaii Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.

Judges are appointed by the Governor form a list of not less than four and not more than six names submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. A judge’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. Each judge is initially appointed for a ten year term. After initial appointment, the Judicial Selection Commission determines whether a judge will be retained in office. A judge may not serve past age 70. See Article VI § 3 & 4 of the Hawaii Constitution.

Name Title Phone Number Term
Craig H. Nakamura Chief Judge (808) 539-4750 09/16/09 – 09/15/19
Alexa D.M. Fujise Associate Judge (808) 539-4004 06/10/14 – 06/09/24
Katherine G. Leonard Associate Judge (808) 539-4751 01/30/08 – 01/29/18
Lawrence M. Reifurth Associate Judge (808) 539-4206 03/11/10 – 03/10/20
Lisa M. Ginoza Associate Judge (808) 539-4752 05/06/10 – 05/05/20

Derrick H.M. Chan 

Associate
Judge
(808) 539-4698 04/13/17 – 04/12/27