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Bert I. Ayabe

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Bert Ayabe
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Current Court Information:
O`ahu First Circuit Court, Hawaii
Title:   Judge
Position:   21st Division
Appointed by:   Gov. Linda Lingle
Approval vote:   Hawaii Senate: 25-0
Active:   2004-2024
Preceded by:   Dan Kochi
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Hawaii
Law School:   Hastings College of Law

Bert I. Ayabe is a judge of the O'ahu First Circuit of Hawaii. He was nominated in 2004 by Governor Linda Lingle to replace retired Judge Dan Kochi and approved by the senate unanimously.[1][2] On May 19, 2014, Ayabe was retained for another ten-year term, which commenced on June 10, 2014 and ended on June 9, 2024.[3][4]


Ayebe received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and his J.D. from the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.[5][6]


Ayabe worked as an associate attorney for the law firms of Kobayashi Watanabe Sugita & Goda, Bollington Stilz & Bloeser, and Kim Sterns Lines & Moore; and was a partner at the firms of Hisaka Furusho Ayabe & Goto and Dandar & Ayabe.[5]

He served as the president of the Hawaii State Trial Judges Association.[6]

Ayabe was one of six nominees for a Hawaii Supreme Court vacancy in 2010.[7]

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