DeWeese Sworn In As District Family Court JudgePosted on Sep 24, 2018 in News & Reports, Press Releases
Kealakekua, Hawaii — Wendy M. DeWeese was sworn in as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit at the Keakealani Building on Friday, September 21, 2018. She will serve a six-year term.
The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Remarks were made by Hawaii State Bar Association President Howard K.K. Luke; West Hawaii Bar Association President Donna V. Payesko; Hawaii County Bar Association President Sherilyn Tavares; Hawaii State Trial Judges Association Vice President Darien W.L. Ching Nagata; Chair of the Judicial Selection Commission Dr. Jackie Young; Hawaii State House Representative Nicole E. Lowen, and Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye on behalf of the Hawaii State Senate.
DeWeese had been a Deputy Public Defender in Kealakekua for the past 11 years. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk for Judge Ronald Ibarra (ret). Before moving to Hawaii, DeWeese worked for 11 years in private practice in California handling personal injury, civil, and family law cases. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, a member of the California State Bar since 1993, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2006.he District Family Court of the Third Circuit at the Keakealani Building on Friday, September 21, 2018. She will serve a six-year term.