HSJ News Release: Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Posted on Apr 25, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii), and one vacancy in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, (island of Kauai).

 

The names submitted for these vacancies by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order for each island, are:

 

THIRD CIRCUIT (island of Hawaii)

 

Mark D. Disher

Mr. Disher is currently employed as a Deputy Corporation Counsel with the Office of the Corporation Council, County of Hawaii. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2008.

 

Brandon K. Flores

Mr. Flores is currently employed as the Assistant Administrator, Child Support Enforcement Agency with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1996.

 

Jill M. Hasegawa

Ms. Hasegawa is currently employed with Raymond K. Hasegawa, AAL, ALC, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District and District Family Courts of the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

 

William B. Heflin

Mr. Heflin is currently employed with Alcain Naniole & Heflin, LLLC. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2001.

 

Haaheo M. Kahoohalahala

Ms. Kahoohalahala is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2012.

 

Charles E. Murray, III

Mr. Murray is currently employed as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii. He is a graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2015.

 

Joanna E. Sokolow

Ms. Sokolow is currently employed with Sokolow & Gibson, LLP, and serves as a Per Diem Judge in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2006.

 

FIFTH CIRCUIT (island of Kauai)

 

Lisa R. Arin

Ms. Arin is currently employed with the Law Office of Lisa R. Arin, Inc. She is a graduate of Western State University College of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2010.

 

Brandon K. Flores

Mr. Flores is currently employed as the Assistant Administrator, Child Support Enforcement Agency with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1996.

 

Russell K.M.K. Goo

Mr. Goo is currently employed as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of the Attorney General. He is a graduate of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 1998.

 

Simeona L.L.A. Mariano

Ms. Mariano is currently employed as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of the Attorney General. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

 

Gregory H. Meyers

Mr. Meyers is currently employed with Meyers & Meyers, LLC. He is a graduate of George Washington University Law School, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2002.

 

Keola A. Siu

Mr. Siu is currently employed as a First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Department of Prosecuting Attorney, County of Kauai. He is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law, and was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in 2004.

 

The Chief Justice has the discretion to assign judges to the district or district family court calendar. Comments about the qualifications and character of any of the nominees with regard to either calendar assignment may be sent, in writing, to:

 

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald

Supreme Court of Hawaii

417 South King Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Fax: (808) 539-4703

Email: [email protected]

Comments should be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.  All comments will be kept confidential.

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