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.
|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
|Crabtree, Jeffrey P.
||Circuit Court Judge, 6th Division||538-5880
||11/25/14 - 11/24/24|
|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
|Domingo, William M.||11th District Judge
||538-5003||05/18/15 - 05/17/21|
|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|
||District Family Judge||954-8448||08/26/10 - 08/25/16|
|Kawamura, Shirley M.||Circuit Court Judge, 12th Division
||539-4330||12/17/15 - 12/16/25
|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
|Kubo, Edward H., Jr.
||Circuit Court Judge, 18th Division||539-4133
||03/11/10 - 03/10/20|
|Kupau, Lanson K.||3th District Judge||954-8100||06/09/11- 06/08/17
|Kuriyama, Christine E.
||Circuit Court Judge, 16th Division||539-4440||11/25/14 - 11/24/24|
|Lee, Lono J.||10th District Judge||538-5033||06/10/15 - 06/09/21
|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|
|MCWhinnie, James C.||6th District Judge||538-5000||12/17/15 - 12/16/21|
|Medeiros, Dyan M.||District Family Judge||954-8019||07/10/15 - 07/09/21|
|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
||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.