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Third Circuit Judges (Hawaii island)

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.

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 are appointed to six-year terms by the Chief Justice from a list of at least six names submitted for each opening by the Judicial Selection Commission, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

Name Division/Title Phone Number Term
Circuit Court Judges      
DeWeese, Wendy M. Division 4, Circuit Court Judge, Senior Judge of the Family Court 808-322-8755 12/02/21 – 12/01/31
Kim, Robert D.S Division 3, Circuit Court Judge, Chief Judge 808-443-2210 11/21/17 – 11/20/27
Kubota, Peter K. Division 1, Circuit Court Judge 808-961-7464 5/15/20 – 5/14/30
Nakamoto, Henry T. Division 2, Circuit Court Judge 808-961-7454 10/30/17 – 10/29/2027
District Court Judges      
Hasegawa, Jill M. District Court Judge 808-443-2030 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2028
Hawk, Jeffrey District Court Judge 808-961-7470 11/04/2019 – 11/03/2025
Laubach, M. Kanani District Family Judge, Deputy Chief 808-961-7470 08/10/2022 – 08/09/2028
Nagata, Darien W.L. Ching District Family Court Judge 808-961-7500 05/20/22 – 05/19/28
Ng, Jeffrey W. District Family Court Judge 808-961-7500 05/05/21 – 05/04/27
Sokolow, Joanna E. District Family Court Judge 808-961-7500 08/03/22 – 08/02/28
Tsuchiya, Kimberly B.M. District Court Judge 808-322-8700 12/02/21 -12/01/27