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Ronald T. Y. Moon

Advisory Board Profile Ronald T. Y. Moon Ronald T.Y. Moon was sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii on March 31, 1993, after having served as an associate justice for three years. Prior to his appointment to the Hawaii Supreme Court, Chief Justice Moon served as a circuit court judge for eight years.

Chief Justice Moon is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law. He served a one-year term as law clerk for then-Chief Judge Martin Pence at the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, and was subsequently employed with the prosecutor's office from 1966 to 1968. After four years as an associate, Chief Justice Moon became a partner in the law firm of Libkuman, Ventura, Moon, and Ayabe. He left private practice in 1982 upon his appointment to the circuit court bench.

Chief Justice Moon has served as an adjunct professor of Pretrial Litigation for the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law, as National Secretary of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and as President of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Chief Justice Moon is a third-generation Korean-American. His grandparents were among the first wave of Korean immigrants who arrived in Hawaii in the early 1900s.

 


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