Skip to Main Nav Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Content

Intermediate Court of Appeals Judges

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 Hawaiʻi Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.

Judges are appointed by the Governor from a list of not less than four and not more than six names submitted by the Judicial Selection Commission. A judge’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. Each judge is initially appointed for a 10-year term. After initial appointment, the Judicial Selection Commission determines whether a judge will be retained in office. A judge may not serve past age 70. See Article VI § 3 & 4 of the Hawaiʻi Constitution.

Name Title Phone Number Term
Katherine G. Leonard Acting Chief Judge
(Eff. 1/13/2024)
808-539-4751 01/30/18 – 01/29/28
Vacant Chief Judge 808-539-4750  
Kimberly T. Guidry Associate Judge 808-524-3030 05/31/23 – 05/30/33
Keith K. Hiraoka Associate Judge 808 539-4752 11/19/18 – 11/18/28
Sonja M.P. McCullen Associate Judge 808-539-4698 10/1/21 – 09/30/31
Karen T. Nakasone Associate Judge 808 539-4004 11/02/20 – 11/01/30
Clyde J. Wadsworth Associate Judge 808-539-4206 10/21/19 – 10/20/29