Adrianne N. Heely was appointed to the District Court of the Second Circuit on May 14, 2012. Prior to her appointment to the District Court, Judge Heely served as a deputy corporation counsel for the County of Maui. She was also a former deputy public defender on both Maui and Oahu and a litigation associate at the law firms of Ashford & Wriston, Hisaka Goto Yoshida Cosgrove & Ching, and the Law Offices of Frank K. Goto Jr.
Judge Heely received her law degree from the University of Hawai`i William S. Richardson School of Law in 1998. She sits on the Board of Examiners of the Hawaii Supreme Court and is a past chair of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Government Lawyer Section; past vice-president of the Maui County Bar Association; and former director of the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.