Gov. David Ige has appointed long-time Hilo attorney Peter Kubota to fill the vacancy left on the 3rd Circuit Court by the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in November 2019.
Kubota has practiced law for 30 years, specializing in estate planning, real property advice and litigation, and business law, according to a press release. He began his solo law practice in Hilo 24 years ago. Last year, Kubota was appointed to serve as a per-diem judge in District and Family Courts.
Kubota is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Richardson School of Law where he earned is juris doctor degree; the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he received his BBA in finance; and Hilo High School.
“I am so pleased and grateful to Governor Ige for trusting in me to serve our community, and the laws and constitutions of the United States and our beautiful State of Hawaii,” said Kubota.
Kubota’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.