Skip to Content

Nagata Sworn In as Third Circuit District Court Judge

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Featured News
Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald poses with Judge Nagata and colleagues.

Pictured left to right – Back row: Per diem Judge Andrew Wilson, District Court Judge Harry Freitas, District Court Judge Henry Nakamoto, Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino, District Court Family Judge Lloyd Van de Car, District Court Family Judge Aley Auna, District Court Judge Margaret Masunaga. Front row: Per diem Judge Diana Van de Car, Circuit Court Judge Glenn Hara, Third Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra, District Court Judge Darien Nagata, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura, and Per diem Judge Michael Udovic.

Darien W.L. Ching Nagata was sworn in as Judge of the District Court of Third Circuit at a special ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Hilo Judiciary Complex, Hale Kaulike.

The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald. Guest speakers were, in order of presentation: Patricia A. Mau-Shimizu, Hawaii State Bar Association Executive Director; Peter S.R. Olson, West Hawaii Bar Association President; Jeffrey W. Ng, Hawaii County Bar Association President; Melvin H. Fujino, Hawaii State Trial Judges Association Vice-President; Mike Middlesworth, Judicial Selection Commission; and Kaiali`i Kahele, Hawaii State Senate.

Judge Nagata will serve a six-year term from May 20, 2016 to May 19, 2022.