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Chief Justice Appoints Kevin T. Morikone as Oahu District Court Judge

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 in Press Releases


HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has today appointed Kevin T. Morikone to the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu).

Morikone has been serving as a per diem (part-time) District Family Court judge since October 2015. He is currently a partner in Hosoda & Morikone, LLC, which practices in the area of civil litigation. He also serves as a Court Annexed Arbitration Program arbitrator. Prior to becoming a partner, he was an associate attorney at the firm formerly known as Lyle S. Hosoda & Associates, LLC, and a former law clerk to the Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo.

Morikone is a cum laude graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was admitted to the bar in 2007.

The Chief Justice appoints District Court judges from a list of not less than six nominees submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. If confirmed by the State Senate, Morikone will serve a term of six years, and will be assigned to the District Family Court.


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