August 29, 2008 through August 28, 2014
Kelsey T. Kawano was sworn in as judge of the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui) on August 29, 2008. He had been a solo practitioner, who handled cases involving family, business, employment and real estate law since 1994 and had been in private practice since 1984. He served as a part-time district court judge since 2006.
Judge Kawano received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1984.