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Associate Judge Corinne K.A. Watanabe

May 11, 2002 – May 10, 2012

Judge Corinne Watanabe has been a member of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawai`i since May 11, 1992.

Judge Watanabe served as a deputy attorney general for the Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawai`i, from 1974 to 1984, as first deputy attorney general from 1984 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1992, and as attorney general from 1985 to 1987.

Judge Watanabe is a graduate of Leilehua High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 1971 and her law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1974.