Paula A. Nakayama

Female, Person

1953 –


Who is Paula A. Nakayama?

Paula A. Nakayama of Honolulu, Hawaii is Associate Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. She served her first term from 1993 to 2003. She is currently serving her second term which lasts from 2003 to 2013. At a young age, Nakayama moved to San Jose, California where she graduated from Blackford High School. She then went on to study at the University of California at Davis where she obtained her bachelor's degree in consumer economics. She obtained her doctorate of jurisprudence at the Hastings College of Law. In 1979, Nakayama joined the staff of the Prosecuting Attorney of Honolulu as a deputy prosecutor. In 1982, she joined the law firm Shim, Tam, Sigal and Naito where she became a partner. It was from private practice that in 1992, Governor John Waihee appointed Nakayama to the Hawaii State Judiciary as a circuit court judge. Confident of her skill, the governor elevated Nakayama to the Hawaii State Supreme Court in 1993. Governor Linda Lingle reappointed Nakayama to a second term in 2003. Nakayama is a member of the Hawaii Democratic Party.

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Oct 19, 1953
Also known as
  • Paula Nakayama
  • United States of America
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Lived in
  • San Jose

on July 23, 2013


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