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Blaine J. Kobayashi

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Blaine J. Kobayashi
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Current Court Information:
Maui Second Circuit District Court, Hawaii
Title:   Judge
Approval vote:   Hawaii Senate (22-0)
Active:   2010-2016
Preceded by:   Simone C. Polak
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Hawaii
Law School:   University of Oregon

Blaine J. Kobayashi is a judge of the Maui Second Circuit District Court of Hawaii. Kobayashi was nominated by Hawaii Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon to replace Simone C. Polak, whose term expired in May of 2010. Kobayashi's term expires on October 11, 2016.[1][2][3]


Kobayahi earned a B.A. from the University of Hawaii and a J.D. from the University of Oregon.[4]


From 2003 until his appointment, Kobayashi worked for Carlsmith Ball LLP. Prior to that he worked for three years as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the County of Maui, four years as Deputy County Attorney for the County Attorney in Kauai, and five years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney on Kauai. County.[4]

Awards and associations

Past associations include:[4]

  • The Court Annexed Arbitration Program (volunteer arbitrator)
  • The Maui County Bar Association (President)
  • The Board of Directors of Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
  • The Iao Intermediate School Renaissance Board
  • The Waihee School Parent Teacher Association (President)

See also

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