List of Asian-American jurists

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This page is a list of Asian Americans.
For more on who is considered Asian American, see Who is an Asian American?.

This is a list of Asian Americans who are or were judges, magistrate judges, court commissioners, or administrative law judges. In cases where a judge has served on multiple courts, the most recent court is listed.

Judge Court/Agency State/Territory Status
Tony Agbayani Superior Court of San Joaquin County California active
John F. Aiso California Court of Appeal, 2nd District California deceased
Kathryn Akao Superior Court of Santa Cruz County California deceased
Benes Z. Aldana United States Coast Guard Military Court Washington active
Jeevan Aluja State of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board California active
Jacqueline M. Arroyo Superior Court of Santa Clara County California active
Eugene Balonon Superior Court of Sacramento County California active
Michael Isaku Begert Superior Court of San Francisco County California active
Thang Nguyen Barrett Superior Court of Santa Clara County California active
David F. Bauman New Jersey Superior Court, Monmouth County[disambiguation needed] New Jersey active
Tracie Brown Superior Court of San Francisco County California active
Tam Bui[1] Everett District Court Washington active
Susan N. Burke[2] Hennepin County District Court Minnesota active
Tani Cantil-Sakauye California Supreme Court California active
Bruce Chan Superior Court of San Francisco County California active
Edmond E. Chang United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Illinois active
James Chang Superior Court of Santa Clara County California retired
Kevin S. C. Chang United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Hawaii active
Shellyanne W.L. Chang Superior Court of Sacramento County California active
Ken H. Chau Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Missouri active
Edward M. Chen[3] United States District Court for the Northern District of California California active
Ida Chen Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District Pennsylvania Pennsylvania active
Andrew Y.S. Cheng San Francisco County Superior Court California active
David Wellington Chew[4] Texas Courts of Appeals, 8th District Texas active
Alberta Chew Superior Court of Solano County California retired
Linda Chew Texas District Court, 327th Judicial District (El Paso) Texas active
Denny Chin United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit New York active
Ming William Chin California Supreme Court California active
Dorothy Chin-Brandt New York Supreme Court, Queens County New York active
Eric K.H. Chinn US Dept. HHS Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals California active
Hideo Chino San Diego County Superior Court California deceased
Lawrence Cho Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
James Chou Marin County Superior Court California active
Herbert Choy United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Hawaii deceased
Kenneth Chu Administrative Law Judge, National Labor Relations Board New York active
Debra Chuang Orange County Superior Court California active
Danny K. Chun New York Supreme Court, Kings County New York active
Carlos Chung Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Lisa Chung Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Maria Kuriakos Ciesel Cook County Circuit Court Illinois active
Patricia Yim Cowett San Diego County Superior Court California retired
Israel Abaya Desierto Cook County Circuit Court, District 1 Illinois active
Gregory Dohi Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
David Doi Los Angeles County Superior Court California retired
Jacqueline My-Le Duong Santa Clara County Superior Court California active
Wendy Duong Houston Municipal Court Texas retired
Randall Eng[5] New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department New York active
Harold M. Fong United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Hawaii deceased
Keith Fudenna Alameda County Superior Court California active
Samuel Feng San Francisco County Superior Court California active
Hiroshi Fujisaki Los Angeles County Superior Court California retired
Fred Fujioka Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Alexa D.M. Fujise Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Hawaii active
Morio L. Fukuto California Court of Appeal, 2nd District California deceased
Delbert C. Gee Superior Court of California, County of Alameda California active
Dolly Gee United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
Herbert W. Gee Houston Municipal Court Texas active
Hoa Glassey Santa Clara County Superior Court California active
Marilyn D. Go United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York New York active
Paul Singh Grewal United States District Court for the Northern District of California California active
Helena Gweon Superior Court of Sacramento County California active
Howard Halm Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Roy Hashimoto Alameda County Superior Court California active
Douglas Hatchimonji Orange County Superior Court California active
Dennis Hayashi Alameda County Superior Court California active
Walter Heen Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Hawaii retired
Robert Higa Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Stuart Hing Alameda County Superior Court California active
Joni Hiramoto Superior Court of Contra Costa County California active
Ernest Hiroshige Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Rose Hom Superior Court of Los Angeles County California active
Russell Hom Sacramento County Superior Court California active
Sandy Hom Immigration Judge U. S. Department of Justice New York active
Jeannie J. Hong Maryland District Court, District 1 (Baltimore) Maryland active
Mark Huang State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California active
Garry Ichikawa Solano County Superior Court California active
Efren Iglesia Monterey County Superior Court California active
Dale Ikeda Fresno County Superior Court California active
John Ing Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Anthony W. Ishii United States District Court for the Eastern District of California California active
Lance Ito Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Patricia Ito Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Roger Ito Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Don W. Joe US Dept. HHS Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Florida active
Karen Gren Johnson[6] Texas District Court, 95th Judicial District (Dallas) Texas resigned
Edward Y. Kakita Los Angeles County Superior Court California deceased
Tim Kam Solano County Superior Court California active
Wayne Kanemoto Santa Clara County Superior Court California deceased
Robert Kawahara Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Gale Kaneshiro San Diego County Superior Court California active
Shiro Kashiwa United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Washington, D.C. deceased
Eileen A. Kato King County District Court Washington active
Kenneth H. Kato Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3 Washington active
Ken W. Kawaichi Alameda County Superior Court California retired
Lynne Kawamoto Cook County Circuit Court, Probate Illinois active
Ben Kayashima San Bernardino County Superior Court California active
Joyce L. Kennard[7] California Supreme Court California active
Abraham Aponte Khan Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Brian G. Kim Maryland District Court, District 6 (Montgomery County) Maryland active
Elizabeth Kim Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Frank S. Kim[8] Superior Court of San Joaquin County California retired
Mark Kim Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Young Kim[9] Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Illinois active
George Herbert King United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
John Kirihara Merced County Superior Court California active
Charles Kobayashi Sacramento County Superior Court California retired
Leslie E. Kobayashi United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Hawaii active
Lucy H. Koh United States District Court for the Northern District of California California active
Kimi Kondo Seattle Municipal Court Washington active
Sunil Kulkarni Superior Court of Santa Clara County California active
Sanjay Kumar Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
M. Sue Kurita El Paso County Court at Law, No. 6 Texas active
Michael W. Kwan Taylorsville Municipal Justice Court Utah active
Robert N. Kwan United States Bankruptcy Court California active
Ruth Ann Kwan Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Owen Lee Kwong Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Bennie La Forteza Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Lydia C. Lai New York City Civil Court, Housing Part New York active
Gene Lam State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California active
Newton Lam San Francisco County Superior Court California active
John Lansden New York City Civil Court, Housing Part New York active
Laurie L. Lau New York City Civil Court, Housing Part New York active
Caryl Lee Orange County Superior Court California active
Christopher P. Lee Administrative Law Judge, Social Security New York retired
Cynthia Lee San Francisco County Superior Court California active
Elizabeth Lee San Mateo County Superior Court California active
Jo-Lynne Q. Lee Alameda County Superior Court California active
Richard Y. Lee Orange County Superior Court California active
Susan Lee State of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board California active
Tony Leung United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Minnesota active
Arthur Lew Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Jonathan Lew State of California Office of Administrative Hearings California active
Ronald S.W. Lew United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
Arnold Lim New York City Family Court New York active
John S.W. Lim Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Hawaii deceased
Lillian Lim San Diego County Superior Court California retired
Rosa Lim State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California active
Karen Lin New York City Civil Court, Housing Part New York resigned
Doris Ling-Cohan New York Supreme Court, New York County New York active
Goodwin Liu California Supreme Court California active
Livia Liu Dallas County Criminal District Court, No. 7 Texas active
Cynthia Loo Mariposa County Superior Court California active
Jessie Louie State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California retired
Lenard Louie San Francisco County Superior Court California deceased
Harry Low California Court of Appeal, 1st District California retired
Elaine Lu Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Jackson Lucky IV Riverside County Superior Court California active
Elwood G. Lui[10] California Court of Appeal, 2nd District California retired
Jennifer T. Lum United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
John K.C. Mah State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California retired
Kenji Machida Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Jaya K. Madhavan New York City Civil Court, Housing Part New York active
Kazuharu Makino Orange County Superior Court California active
Joaquin V.E. Manibusan Jr. United States District Court for the District of Guam Guam active
William M. Marutani Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District Pennsylvania Pennsylvania deceased
Laura Masunaga Siskiyou County Superior Court California active
Kiyo A. Matsumoto United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York New York active
Pamela Matsumoto Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Jon Mayeda Los Angeles County Superior Court California retired
Sabrina McKenna Hawaii State Supreme Court Hawaii active
Cheryl Chun Meegan Superior Court of Sacramento County California active
Nathan D. Mihara California Court of Appeal, 6th District California active
Elisabeth K. Mineta Monterey County Superior Court California active
Susan Oki Mollway United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Hawaii active
Ronald T.Y. Moon Hawaii State Supreme Court Hawaii active
Kenneth Moy[11] DuPage County Circuit Court Illinois retired
Mike K. Nakagawa[12] Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada Nevada active
Robert Nakagawa State of California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California active
Vernon K. Nakahara Alameda County Superior Court California active
Craig H. Nakamura Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Hawaii active
Kirk Nakamura Orange County Superior Court California active
Eric Nakata San Bernardino County Superior Court California active
Paula A. Nakayama Hawaii State Supreme Court Hawaii active
Arthur Nakazato United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
Jacqueline Nguyen United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
Nho Trong Nguyen Orange County Superior Court California active
Daniel Nishigaya Superior Court of Santa Clara County California active
Cary Nishimoto Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Phyllis Shibata Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Tam Nomoto-Schumann Orange County Superior Court California active
Paul Suzuki Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Ricardo O'Campo Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Sam Ohta Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Jeffrey K. Oing New York City Civil Court New York active
Melvin Okamoto Denver County Court Colorado active
Vince Okamoto Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Dan Oki Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Tomson T. Ong Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Rafael Ongkeko Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Sandra Otaka Cook County Circuit Court, Child Protection Illinois active
H.J. Park Los Angeles County Superior Court California retired
Cheri Pham Orange County Superior Court California active
Tu M. Pham United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Tennessee active
Tue Phan-Quang[13] Executive Office for Immigration Review California active
Ronald Quidachay San Francisco County Superior Court California active
Mel Recana Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Brenda T. Rhoades[14] United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas Texas active
Donna Ryu United States District Court for the Northern District of California California active
Tammy C. Ryu Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Dana Makoto Sabraw United States District Court for the Southern District of California California active
Mamoru Sakuma Sacramento County Superior Court California deceased
Cesar Sarmiento Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Ramona See Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Lillian Sing San Francisco County Superior Court California active
Anil C. Singh New York City Civil Court New York active
Randolph M. Subryan New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic County New Jersey retired
Richard Sueyoshi Superior Court of Sacramento County California active
John Sugiyama Contra Costa County Superior Court California active
Thomas Surh Alameda County Superior Court California retired
Steven Suzukawa California Court of Appeal, 2d District California active
Kenneth So San Diego County Superior Court California active
Philip Soto Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Sanjay Tailor Cook County Circuit Court Illinois active
Drew Takaichi Santa Clara County Superior Court California active
Takasugi Takai Santa Clara County Superior Court California retired
Jon Takasugi Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Robert Mitsuhiro Takasugi United States District Court for the Central District of California California deceased
Patricia Medina Talbert New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County New Jersey not reappointed
Victor Tan State of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board California retired
Gary Tanaka Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Julie Tang San Francisco County Superior Court California active
Thomas Tang United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit California deceased
A. Wallace Tashima United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit California active
Amul Thapar United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Kentucky active
Kathryn Doi Todd California Court of Appeal, 2nd District California active
Peter Tom New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department New York active
Terry Troung Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Mikio Uchiyama Fresno County Justice Court California retired
Rena Marie Van Tine Cook County Circuit Court, Child Protection Illinois active
Neera Lall Walsh Cook County Circuit Court Illinois active
Fumike Hachiya Wasserman Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Madge S. Watai California State Bar Court California retired
Corinne K.A. Watanabe Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Hawaii active
Michael J. Watanabe United States District Court for the District of Colorado Colorado active
Alvin T. Wong State Court of DeKalb County, Division 1 Georgia active
Cerena Wong Sonoma County Superior Court California retired
Delbert Wong Los Angeles County Superior Court California deceased
Dick Yin Wong United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Hawaii deceased
Garrett L. Wong San Francisco County Superior Court California active
George Wu United States District Court for the Central District of California California active
Glenn H. Yamahiro[15] Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wisconsin active
Debra Wong Yang Los Angeles County Superior Court California retired
George Yonehiro Placer County Superior Court California deceased
Sue Pai Yang Essex County Workers' Compensation Court New Jersey retired
Brian Yep Los Angeles County Superior Court California active
Steven Yep Santa Clara County Superior Court California active
Erica Yew[16] Santa Clara County Superior Court California active
Youlee Yim You Multnomah County Circuit Court Oregon active
Diane C. Yu Alameda County Superior Court California retired
Scott Yun United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California California active
Christa Zamora [17] Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration active
Carrie Zepeda-Madrid Santa Clara County Superior Court California active

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