Judge Robert Mark Browning became a First Circuit Court judge on May 6, 2010. He had been a district family court judge since 1997 and was the presiding juvenile drug court judge from 2002 to 2010. Prior to his appointment to the Family Court, Judge Browning was a partner with the law firm Shim Tam Kirimitsu Kitamura & Chang. He also served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu.
Judge Browning has served and is serving on a number of professional and community boards and committees, including the Project Visitation Advisory Committee; Friends of Foster Kids Board; Judicial Education Committee; Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Steering Committee; Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Divorce Proceedings and Procedures; Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition, American Judicature Society; and the Volunteer Settlement Master Advisory Committee.
He is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.