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First Circuit (Oahu) Judges

Circuit Court 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 Hawaii Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.

Ka`ahumanu Hale
First Circuit Court
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu HI 96813 – 5093
808 539-4767
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Kauikeaouli Hale

Honolulu District Court of the First Circuit
1111 Alakea Street
Honolulu HI 96813
808 538-5629
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Kapolei Judiciary Complex
Family Court
4675 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei HI 96707-3272
808 954-8000
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Judges (Oahu)

NameTitle/AssignmentBldg.CourtroomFloorDivisionTelephone NumberTerm
Ashford, James H.(Civil/Agency Appeals)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
124th10808
539-4012
04/24/18-04/23/28
Ayabe, Bert I.
(Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
174th21808
539-4580
06/10/14-06/09/24
Browning, R. MarkChief Administrative JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
144th3808
539-4070
05/06/10-05/05/20
Castagnetti, Jeannette H.
Deputy Chief Administrative JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
104th5808
539-4025
09/30/10-09/29/20
Chang, Gary W. B.Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
164th14808
539-4084
06/01/09-05/31/19
Crabtree, Jeffrey P.
(Civil/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5C5th6808
538-5181
11/25/14-11/24/24
Eddins, Todd W.(Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
73rd8808
539-4176
04/07/17-04/06/27
Kawamura, Shirley M.
Criminal Administrative JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
43rd12808
539-4330
12/17/15-12/16/25
Vacant
Kawashima, James S. (TA) (Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5B5th11808
538-5053
06/30/16-06/29/22
Vacant
Kevin Morikone (TA)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
83rd4808
538-5897
04/30/17-04/29/27
Kubo, Edward H., Jr. (Crim/Misdemeanor Jury Demand/Veteran's Court)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
53rd18808
539-4133
03/11/10-03/10/20
Kuriyama, Christine E.
(Family Court Admin. Judge)
Family Court Criminal Administrative JudgeKapolei Judiciary Complex16808
954-8030
11/25/14-11/24/24
Vacant
McWhinnie, James C. (TA)(Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
114th9808
539-4054
12/17/15-12/16/21
Morikawa, Trish K. (TA)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
63rd17808
539-4309
05/03/17-05/02/23
Nacino, Edwin C.(Criminal/HOPE)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
33rd15808
539-4116
01/28/10-01/27/20
Nakasone, Karen T.
(Crim/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
23rd22808
539-4155
11/01/11-10/31/21
Ochiai, Dean E.
(Civil/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
94th7808
539-4006
02/15/13-02/14/23
Remigio, CatherineCircuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
13rd2808
539-4030
04/07/17-04/06/27
Somerville, Rowena
(Family/Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
184th23808
539-4320
12/20/17-12/19/27
Vacant
Souza, Kevin A. (TA)(Family/Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale8C5th20808
538-5549
02/15/19-02/14/25
To'oto'o, Fa'auuga L.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
084th19808
539-4074
10/07/10-10/06/20
Viola, Matthew J.
(Crim./Mental Health/Drug Court/HOPE)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
134th13808
539-4443
12/20/17-12/19/27
Wong, Paul B.K(Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
154th1808
539-4066
12/20/17-12/19/27
First Circuit Judges (Oahu)

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

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.

District Court judges are appointed to six-year terms by the Chief Justice from a list of not less than six nominees provided by the Judicial Selection Commission, subject to confirmation by the State Senate.

Name Division/Title Phone Number Term
Ching, Jennifer L. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8141 06/24/17 – 06/23/23
Costa, Brian 13th, District Court Judge 808-954-8447 06/02/17 – 06/01/23
Domingo, William M. 11th, District Court Judge 808-538-5003 05/18/15 – 05/17/21
Gangnes, Hilary Benson 2nd, District Court Judge 808-538-5227 05/22/14 – 05/21/20
Hall, Jessi L.K. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8448 12/20/17 – 12/19/23
Iha, Sherri District Family Court Judge 808-538-5017 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Kawashima, James S. 5th, District Court Judge 808-538-5117 06/30/16 – 06/29/22
Kupau-Odo, Summer M.M. 14th, District Court Judge 808-538-5403 11/29/18 – 11/28/24
Kuriyama, Christine E. Deputy Chief Judge, Senior Family Court Judge 808-954-8030 11/25/14 – 11/24/24
Lee, Lono J. 10th, District Court Judge, Deputy Chief Judge 808-538-5033 06/10/15 – 06/09/21
Lendio Heim, Darolyn 12th, District Court Judge 808-538-5004 05/03/17 – 05/02/23
Luke, Linda K.C. District Family Court Judge 808-538-5184 12/29/16 – 12/28/22
May, Melanie M. 8th, District Court Judge 808-538-5435 06/23/17 – 06/22/23
McWhinnie, James C. 6th, District Court Judge 808-538-5008 12/17/15 – 12/16/21
Medeiros, Dyan M. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8019 07/10/15 – 07/09/21
Morikawa, Trish K. 9th, District Court Judge 808-538-5010 05/03/17 – 05/02/23
Morikone, Kevin T.   District Family Court Judge 808-954-8013 04/24/18 – 04/23/24
Murakami, Paul T. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8004 06/07/14 – 06/06/20
Nakashima, Steven M. District Family Court Judge 808-538-5000 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Pacarro, Clarence A. 7th, District Court Judge 808-538-5005 06/07/14 – 06/06/20
Shimozono, Kenneth J. District Family Court Judge 808-538-5090 08/30/18 – 08/29/24
Souza, Kevin A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8010 02/15/19 – 02/14/25
Tanigawa, Michael K. 1st. District Court Judge 808-538-5015 08/26/16 – 08/25/22
Uale, Bode A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8088 10/27/16 – 10/26/22
Yoo, Kristine Y. 4th, District Court Judge 808-954-8100 08/30/18 – 08/29/24