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First Circuit (Oahu) Judges Telephone Listing

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.

Circuit Court judges are appointed to a 10-year term by the Governor from a list of not less than four and not more than six nominees provided by the Judicial Selection Commission. The Governor’s appointees are subject to the consent of the state Senate. Judges must retire by age 70 and may be retired or removed for incapacity.

District Court judges are appointed to a six-year term by the Chief Justice from a list of at least six names submitted for each opening by the Judicial Selection Commission, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

Name Title Phone Number Term
Ashford, James H. 14th District Judge 808-538-5000 09/30/13 – 09/29/19
Ayabe, Bert I. Circuit Court Judge, 21st Division 808-539-4580 06/10/14 – 06/09/24
Browning, R. Mark Chief Judge/Administrative Judge, 3rd Division 808-539-4070 05/06/10 – 05/05/20
Castagnetti, Jeannette Circuit Court Judge, 5th Division, Deputy Chief 808-539-4025 09/30/10 – 09/29/20
Chang, Gary W. B. Circuit Court Judge, 14th Division 808-539-4084 06/01/09 – 05/31/19
Ching, Jennifer L. District Family Judge 808-954-8141 06/24/17 – 06/23/23
Costa, Brian District Family Judge 808-954-8447 06/02/17 – 06/01/23
Crabtree, Jeffrey P. Circuit Court Judge, 6th Division 808-538-5181 11/25/14 – 11/24/24
Crandall, Virginia L. Circuit Court Judge, 9th Division 808-539-4054 04/01/11 – 03/31/21
Domingo, William M. 11th District Judge 808-538-5003 05/18/15 – 05/17/21
Eddins, Todd W. Circuit Court Judge, 8th Division 808-538-5640 04/07/17 – 04/06/27
Gangnes, Hilary Benson 2nd District Judge 808-538-5227 05/22/14 – 05/21/20
Garibaldi, Colette Y. Circuit Court Judge, 20th Division 808-539-4640 09/30/10 – 09/29/20
Hiraoka, Keith K. Circuit Court Judge, 11th Division 808-538-5053  04/07/17 – 04/06/27
Iha, Sherri District Family Judge 808-954-8448 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Kawamura, Shirley M. Circuit Court Judge, 12th Division   808-539-4330 12/17/15 – 12/16/25
Kawashima, James S. District Judge 808-538-5000 06/30/16 – 06/29/22
Kim, Glenn J. Circuit Court Judge, 4th Division 808-539-4320 04/30/17 – 04/29/27
Kubo, Edward H., Jr. Circuit Court Judge, 18th Division 808-539-4133 03/11/10 – 03/10/20
Kuriyama, Christine E. Circuit Court Judge, 16th Division 808-539-4440 11/25/14 – 11/24/24
Lee, Lono J. 10th District Judge, Deputy Chief 808-538-5033 06/10/15 – 06/09/21
Lendio Heim, Darolyn District Court Judge, 12th Division 808-538-5004 05/03/17 – 05/02/23
Luke, Linda K.C. District Judge 808-538-5184 12/29/16 – 12/28/22
May, Melanie M. 8th District Judge 808-538-5435 06/23/17 – 06/22/23
McWhinnie, James C. 6th District Judge 808-538-5000 12/17/15 – 12/16/21
Medeiros, Dyan M. District Family Judge 808-954-8019 07/10/15 – 07/09/21
Morikawa, Trish K. 9th District Judge 808-538-5010 05/03/17 – 05/02/23
Murakami, Paul T. District Family Judge 808-954-8004 06/07/14 – 06/06/20
Nacino, Edwin C. Circuit Court Judge, 15th Division 808-539-4116 01/28/10 – 01/27/20
Nakashima, Steven M. District Family Judge 808-538-5000 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Nakasone, Karen T. Circuit Court Judge, 22nd Division 808-539-4155 11/01/11 – 10/31/21
Ochiai, Dean E. Circuit Court Judge, 7th Division 808-539-4006 02/15/13 – 02/14/23
Pacarro, Clarence A. 7th District Judge 808-538-5005 06/07/14 – 06/06/20
Remigio, Catherine Deputy Chief Judge, Senior Family Court Judge 808-954-8030 04/07/17 – 04/06/27
Souza, Kevin A. District Family Judge 808-954-8010 02/15/13 – 02/14/19
Tanigawa, Michael K. 1st District Judge 808-954-5015 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
To’oto’o, Fa’auuga L. Circuit Court Judge, 19th Division 808-539-4074 10/07/10 – 10/06/20
Trader, Rom A. Circuit Court Judge, 17th Division 808-539-4309 03/27/09 – 03/26/19
Uale, Bode A. District Family Judge 808-954-8088 10/27/16 – 10/26/22
Viola, Matthew J. District Family Judge 808-954-8000 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Wong, Paul B.K. 4th District Judge 808-538-5090 05/29/12 – 05/28/18

*Iha Nakashima and Viola: Nominated to district family; appointed, confirmed and sworn-in as a district court judge; assigned to district family court.