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 10-year terms 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 six-year terms 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
Ahn, Karen S. S. Circuit Court Judge, 11th Division 539-4066 05/10/10 - 05/09/20
Alm, Steven S. Circuit Court Judge, 2nd Division 539-4646 05/14/11 - 05/13/21
Ashford, James H. 14th District Judge 538-5000 09/30/13 - 09/29/19
Ayabe, Bert I. Circuit Court Judge, 21st Division 539-4580
06/10/14 - 06/09/24
Browning, R. Mark Circuit Court Judge, 3rd Division 954-8030 05/06/10 - 05/05/20
Castagnetti, Jeannette Circuit Court Judge, 5th Division 539-4025 09/30/10 - 09/29/20
Chan, Derrick H. M. Circuit Court Judge, 23rd Division 539-4070 08/25/10 - 08/24/20
Chang, Gary W. B. Circuit Court Judge, 14th Division 539-4084 06/01/09 - 05/31/19
Ching, Jennifer L.
District Family Judge 954-8141 06/24/11 - 06/23/17
Crandall, Virginia L. Circuit Court Judge, 9th Division 539-4054 04/01/11 - 03/31/21
Del Rosario, Dexter D. Circuit Court Judge, 13th Division 539-4078 04/15/14 - 04/14/24
Gangnes, Hilary Benson 2nd District Judge 538-5227 05/22/14 - 05/21/20
Garibaldi, Colette Y. Circuit Court Judge, 20th Division
539-4640 09/30/10 - 09/29/20
Hayashi, Leslie A. 11th District Judge 538-5003 11/05/08 - 11/04/14
Iha, Sherri
District Family Judge 954-8448 08/26/10 - 08/25/16
Kawamura, Shirley M. 5th District Judge 538-5117 05/29/12 - 05/28/18
Kibe, Gerald H. 13th District Judge 538-5004 01/06/13 - 01/05/19
Kim, Glenn J. Circuit Court Judge, 4th Division 539-4320 04/30/07 - 04/29/17
Koyanagi, Faye M. 6th District Judge 538-5008 06/10/09 - 06/09/15
Kubo, Edward H., Jr.
Circuit Court Judge, 18th Division 539-4133
03/11/10 - 03/10/20
Kupau, Lanson K. 4th District Judge 954-8100 06/09/11-  06/08/17
Kuriyama, Christine E.
District Family Judge 954-8100 05/20/10 - 05/19/16
Lee, Lono J. 10th District Judge 538-5033 06/10/09 - 06/09/15
Lee, Randal K. O. Circuit Court Judge, 12th Division 539-4330 04/22/09 - 04/21/15
Lo, David W. 12th District Judge 538-5010 08/23/12 - 08/22/18
Luke, Linda K.C. District Family Judge 538-5184 12/29/10 - 12/28/16
May, Melanie M. 8th District Judge 538-5435 06/23/11 - 06/22/17
Murakami, Paul T. District Family Judge 954-8004 06/07/14 - 06/06/20
Nacino, Edwin C. Circuit Court Judge, 15th Division 539-4116 01/28/10 - 01/27/20
Nakashima, Steven M. District Family Judge
538-5000 08/26/10 - 08/25/16
Nakasone, Karen T. Circuit Court Judge, 22nd Division 538-5053 11/01/11 - 10/31/21
Nishimura, Rhonda A. Circuit Court Judge, 10th Division 539-4012 06/20/13 - 06/19/23
Ochiai, Dean E. Circuit Court Judge, 7th Division
538-5021 02/15/13 - 02/14/23
Pacarro, Clarence A. 7th District Judge 538-5005 06/07/14 - 06/06/20
Perkins, Richard K. Circuit Court Judge, 8th Division 539-4044 05/06/14 - 05/05/24
Remigio, Catherine District Family Judge 954-8467 06/23/11 - 06/22/17
Richardson, Barbara P. 9th District Judge 538-5017 05/05/12 - 05/04/18
Sakamoto, Karl K.
Circuit Court Judge, 1st Division
539-4150 06/01/10 - 05/31/20
Souza, Kevin A. District Family Judge 954-8010 02/15/13 - 12/14/19
Tanigawa, Michael K. 1st District Judge
954-5015 08/26/10 - 08/25/16
To'oto'o, Fa'auuga L. Circuit Court Judge, 19th Division 539-4074 10/07/10 - 10/06/20
Trader, Rom A. Circuit Court Judge, 17th Division 539-4309
03/27/09 - 03/26/19
Uale, Bode A.
District Family Judge 954-8088 10/27/10 - 10/26/16
Viola, Matthew J. District Family Judge 954-8000 08/26/10 - 08/25/16
Wong, Paul B.K. 4th District Judge 538-5090 05/29/12 - 05/28/18

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

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