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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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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/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. MarkCivil/Chief JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
144th3808
539-4070
05/06/10-05/05/20
Castagnetti, Jeannette H.
Civil Administrative JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
104th5808
539-4025
09/30/10-09/29/20
Chang, Gary W. B.Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu Hale164th14808
539-4084
06/01/19-05/31/29
Crabtree, Jeffrey P.
(Civil/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court Judge
(Civil/Environmental Court)
Ka'ahumanu Hale114th6808
539-4105
11/25/14-11/24/24
Eddins, Todd W.(Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
73rd8808
539-4176
04/07/17-04/06/27
Johnson, Ronald G.

(Family/Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale8BHonolulu
D/C
8th Floor
17808
538-5170
10/28/19-10/27/29
Kawamura, Shirley M.
Circuit Court Judge

(Criminal Administrative Judge)
Ka'ahumanu
Hale
43rd12808
539-4330
12/17/15-12/16/25
Vacant
Summer Kupau-Odo
(TA)

(Family/Criminal)
Circuit Court Judge Kauikeaouli Hale8CHonolulu
D/C
8th Floor
18808
538-5311
03/11/10-03/10/20
Kuriyama, Christine E.
Circuit Court Judge

(Family Court Admin. Judge)
Kapolei Judiciary Complex16808
954-8030
11/25/14-11/24/24
Cataldo, Lisa W.
(Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5CHonolulu
D/C

5th Floor
9808
538-5119
12/17/15-12/16/21
Morikawa, Trish K.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
63rd20808
539-4309
10/28/19-10/27/29
Nacino, Edwin C.(Criminal/HOPE)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
33rd15808
539-4116
01/28/20-01/27/30
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, Catherine
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
13rd2808
539-4030
04/07/17-04/06/27
Somerville, Rowena
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
053rd23808
539-4320
12/20/17-12/19/27
Souza, Kevin A.
(Criminal/Misdemeanor Jury Demand)
Circuit Court Judge Ka'ahumanu Hale184th11808
539-4099
10/28/19-10/27/29
To'oto'o, Fa'auuga L.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
083rd19808
539-4074
10/07/10-10/06/20
Viola, Matthew J.

(Crim./Mental Health/Drug Court/HOPE/Veteran's Ct)
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
Tonaki, John M.Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5BHonolulu D/C
5th Floor
4808
538-5053
10/28/19-10/27/29
First Circuit Judges (Oahu)

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 Term
Copeland, Rebecca A. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8010  
Costa, Brian District Family 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
Hall, Jessi L.K. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8448 12/20/17 – 12/19/23
Iha, Sherri 3rd District 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
Lendio Heim, Darolyn 12th District Court Judge 808-538-5004 05/03/17 – 05/02/23
May, Melanie M.

10th District Court Judge, Deputy Chief 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
Morikone, Kevin T.   District Family Court Judge 808-954-8013 04/24/18 – 04/23/24
Nishimura, Alvin K. 9th District Court Judge 808-538-5010 10/18/19 – 10/17/25
Shimozono, Kenneth J. 4th District Court Judge 808-538-5090 08/30/18 – 08/29/24
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-Nakamatsu, Kristine Y. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8100 08/30/18 – 08/29/24