The Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald, Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court
Mark E. Recktenwald was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on September 14, 2010. He joined the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice on May 11, 2009, and previously served as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals beginning in April 2007. Prior to his appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Recktenwald served as the director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Hawai`i, and as an attorney in private practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of Chicago.
The Honorable Lisa M. Ginoza, Chief Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
Lisa M. Ginoza was sworn in as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals on April 24, 2018. Prior to being appointed to her current position, she was appointed as an Associate Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals on May 6, 2010. A graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Chief Judge Ginoza served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel P. King, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. She then entered private practice with the law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, where she became a partner and over the course of fourteen years had an extensive civil litigation practice. In January 2005, Chief Judge Ginoza was appointed to serve as First Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii. She has served in this position until her appointment to the Intermediate Court of Appeals in 2010. Chief Judge Ginoza is a Kailua High School graduate and received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, with highest distinction. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in Appellate Advocacy at the William S. Richardson School of Law.
Clyde Wadsworth, Hawaii Solicitor General
Clyde Wadsworth is the Solicitor General for the State of Hawaii. He has more than 30 years of litigation experience, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating, and has been nationally recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers in commercial litigation. In addition, Clyde is proud to have served as pro bono counsel in several significant cases brought to safeguard LGBT civil rights, including Romer v. Evans, the groundbreaking constitutional challenge to a Colorado law that banned non-discrimination measures. In 2014, he successfully argued Hawaii’s marriage equality case, Jackson v. Abercrombie, before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Clyde received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Politics from Princeton University and his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review.
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