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Judge Gary W.B. Chang

Judge Gary W.B. Chang was appointed to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit on June 1, 1999 and reappointed on June 1, 2009.  

He presides over civil cases as well as the Land and Tax Appeal Court. Prior to his appointment to the Circuit Court, he was a partner with the law firm of Matsui Chung Sumida & Chang.

He previously served as a deputy attorney general with the State of Hawai`i Department of the Attorney General. Judge Chang received a bachelor of arts degree in 1976 from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and a law degree in 1979 from the University of Gonzaga Law School in Washington.

He served as the managing editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Judge Chang is a 1972 graduate of McKinley High School and he was inducted into the McKinley Hall of Honor in 2013.