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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
Browning, R. MarkCivil/Chief JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
144th3808
539-4070
05/06/20-05/05/30
Castagnetti, Jeannette H.
Civil Admin Judge
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
104th5808
539-4025
09/30/20-09/29/30
Cataldo, Lisa W.
(Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKauikeaouli Hale5CHonolulu
D/C

5th Floor
9808
538-5119
01/06/20-01/05/30
Chang, Gary W. B. (Civil)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu Hale164th14808
539-4084
06/01/19-05/31/29
Crabtree, Jeffrey P.
Circuit Court Judge
(Civil / Environmental Court)
Ka'ahumanu Hale114th6808
539-4105
11/25/14-11/24/24
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
Kuriyama, Christine E.
Circuit Court Judge

(Criminal/Hope)
Ka'ahumanu
Hale
3316808
539-4024
11/25/14-11/24/24
Malinao, Clarissa Y.(Crim/Misdemeanor Jury Demand)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
134th15808
539-4116
12/16/21 - 12/15/31

McWhinnie, James C. (TA) (Civil)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
174th21808
539-4580
Morikawa, Trish K.
(Crim/Mental Health Ct/Drug Ct/Hope/Veterans Treatment Ct/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
63rd20808
539-4309
10/28/19-10/27/29
Morikone, Kevin T. (Criminal)Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu Hale13rd8808
539-4176
12/16/21-12/15/31
Ochiai, Dean E.

(Civil/Environmental Court)
Circuit Court Judge
Ka'ahumanu
Hale
94th7808
539-4006
02/15/13-02/14/23
Park, Shanlyn A.S. (Family/Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeHonolulu D/C8C8th22808
538-5311
12/16/21 - 12/15/31
Remigio, Catherine
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
73rd2808
539-4030
04/07/17-04/06/27
Somerville, Rowena
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
53rd23808
539-4320
12/20/17-12/19/27
Souza, Kevin A.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court Judge Ka'ahumanu Hale23rd11808
539-4099
10/28/19-10/27/29
Tonaki, John M. (Civil)Circuit Court Judge Kauikeaouli Hale5BHonolulu D/C
5th Floor
4808
538-5053
10/28/19-10/27/29
To'oto'o, Fa'auuga L.
(Criminal)
Circuit Court JudgeKa'ahumanu
Hale
83rd19808
539-4074
10/07/20-10/06/30
VacantCircuit Court Judge Kauikeaouli Hale184th Floor18808
Viola, Matthew J.

Circuit Court Judge
(Senior Family Court Judge)
Kapolei Judiciary ComplexKapolei4th13808
954-8030
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)

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 01/06/2020 – 01/05/2026
Costa, Brian District Family Court Judge 808-954-8447 06/02/2017 – 06/01/2023
Domingo, William M. District Court Judge 808-538-5003 05/18/2021 – 05/17/2027
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 12/20/2017 – 12/19/2023
Holma, Karin L. District Court Judge 808-538-5033 11/16/2020 – 11/15/2026
Kawashima, James S. District Court Judge 808-538-5117 06/30/2022 – 06/29/2028
Kupau-Odo, Summer M.M. District Court Judge 808-538-5403 11/29/2018 – 11/28/2024
Heim, Darolyn L. District Court Judge 808-538-5004 05/03/2017 – 05/02/2023
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 06/23/2017 – 06/22/2023
McWhinnie, James C. District Court Judge 808-538-5008 12/17/2021 – 12/16/2027
Medeiros, Dyan M. District Family Court Judge 808-954-8019 07/19/2021 – 07/09/2027
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