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First Circuit (Oʻahu) 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.

Kaʻahumanu 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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First Circuit Court Judges

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.

Oahu

NameTitleBldg.RoomFlr.Div.Ph. #Term
Ashford, James H.
(Civil Admin Judge)
Deputy Chief / Administrative JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
104th Floor10808-539-401204/24/18-04/23/28
Castagnetti,
Jeannette H.
(Civil / Chief Judge)
Chief / Administrative JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
144th Floor5808-539-402509/30/20-09/29/30
Cataldo, Lisa W.
(Civil / Senior Environmental Court Judge)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5CHonolulu
D/C

5th Floor
9808-538-511901/06/20-01/05/30
Chang, Gary W. B. (Civil)Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu Hale164th Floor14808-539-408406/01/19-05/31/29
Holma, Karin L. (TA)
(Civil)
Circuit Court Judge
Kaʻahumanu Hale114th Floor6808-539-4105
Ho, Timothy E. (TA)
(Criminal Division / Misdemeanor Jury Demand)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu Hale134th Floor03808-539-4070
Johnson, Ronald G. (Criminal Division)Deputy Chief / Administrative JudgeKaʻahumanu Hale43rd Floor17808-539-417310/28/19-10/27/29
Kawamura, Shirley M.
(Civil/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
124th Floor12808-539-433012/17/15-12/16/25
Kawashima, James S. (Family / Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale8B

Honolulu D/C
8th Floor
21808-538-519311/30/22 - 11/29/32
Kimura, Jordon J.
(Family / Domestic Violence)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale8CHonolulu D/C16808-539-466401/08/24 - 01/07/34
Malinao, Clarissa Y.
(Criminal / Mental Health Ct / Drug Ct / HOPE / Veterans Treatment Ct)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
23rd Floor15808-539-411612/16/21 - 12/15/31
Morikawa, Trish K.
(Criminal Division / Women's Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
63rd Floor20808-539-430910/28/19-10/27/29
Morikone, Kevin T. (Civil / Land & Tax Appeal)Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
184th Floor8808-539-411112/16/21-12/15/31
Ochiai, Dean E.
(Civil / Environmental Court)
Circuit Court Judge
Ka'ahumanu
Hale
94th Floor7808-539-400602/15/13-02/14/23
Park, Shanlyn A.S. (Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu Hale13rd Floor22808-539-402412/16/21 - 12/15/31
Remigio, Catherine H.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
73rd Floor2808-539-403004/07/17-04/06/27
Somerville, Rowena
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
53rd Floor23808-539-432012/20/17-12/19/27
Souza, Kevin A.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court Judge Kaʻahumanu Hale33rd Floor11808-539-409910/28/19-10/27/29
Tonaki, John M.
(Civil / Agency Appeals)
Circuit Court Judge Kaʻahumanu Hale174th Floor4808-539-406210/28/19-10/27/29
To'oto'o, Fa'auuga L.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
83rd Floor19808-539-407410/07/20-10/06/30
Viola, Matthew J.
(Senior Family Court Judge)
Circuit Court Judge
(Senior Family Court Judge)
Kapolei Judiciary ComplexKapolei4th Floor13808-954-803012/20/17-12/19/27
Wong, Paul B.K (Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKaʻahumanu
Hale
154th Floor1808-539-406612/20/17-12/19/27
First Circuit Judges (Oʻahu)

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 Hawaiʻi 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 Term
Brown, Robert J. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8004 10/09/2023 – 10/08/2029
Copeland, Rebecca A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8010 01/06/2020 – 01/05/2026
Costa, Brian A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8447 06/02/2023 – 06/01/2029
Fukui, Tracy S. District Court Judge 808-538-5005 11/16/2020 – 11/15/2026
Haia, Thomas A.K. District Court Judge 808-538-5184 11/02/2020 – 11/01/2026 
Hall, Jessi L.K. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8448 12/20/2023 – 12/19/2029
Hayakawa, David M. District Court Judge 808-538-5008 10-23-2023 – 10-22/2029
Ho, Timothy E. District Court Judge 808-538-5117 11/30/2022 – 11/29/2028
Holma, Karin L. District Court Judge 808-538-5033 11/16/2020 – 11/15/2026
Ireland, Erika E. District Court Judge 808-538-5017 10/09/2023 – 10/08/2029
Kupau-Odo, Summer M.M. District Court Judge 808-538-5403 11/29/2018 – 11/28/2024
Maloian, Lesley, N. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8009 08/30/2021 – 08/29/2027
May, Melanie M. District Court Judge, Deputy Chief Judge 808-538-5435 06/23/2023 – 06/22/2029
Medeiros, Dyan M. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8019 07/19/2021 – 07/09/2027
Montalbano, John A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8440 11/30/2022 – 11/29/2028
Naso, Courtney N. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8100 11/02/2020 – 11/01/2026
Nishimura, Alvin K. District Court Judge 808-538-5010 12/10/2019 – 12/09/2025
Paek-Harris, Elizabeth District Family Court Judge 808-954-8141 11/02/20 – 11/01/2026
Park, Andrew T. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8006 11/16/2020 – 11/15/2026
Park-Hoapili, Shellie K. District Court Judge 808-538-5015 06/09/2022 – 06/08/2028
Shaw, Natasha R. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8000 06/09/2022 – 06/08/2028
Shimozono, Kenneth J. District Court Judge 808-538-5090 08/30/2018 – 08/29/2024
Yoo-Nakamatsu, Kristine Y. District Court Judge 808-538-5227 08/30/2018 – 08/29/2024
Zane, Bryant G.F.Y District Family Court Judge 808-954-8004 11/16/2020 – 11/15/2026