James R. Aiona Edit Profile
Bachelor in Political Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Hawaii William S. Richardson School Law, Manoa, 1981.
Law clerk to honorary Wendell K. Huddy First Circuit Court Hawaii, 1981—1982. Deputy prosecuting attorney City & County of Honolulu, 1982—1985, deputy Corporate Counsel, 1985—1987, chief litigator, 1987—1990. Family court judge 1st Circuit Court, Hawaii State Judiciary, 1990—1993, circuit court judge, 14th division, 1993—1996.
Administrative judge Drug Court Program, 1996—1998. Private practice, 1997—2002. Part-time family district court judge, 1999—2002.
Lieutenant governor State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 2002—2010.
Assistant basketball coach St. Lous High School. Volunteer soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization. Volunteer youth baseball coach Makakilo-Kapolei.
Volunteer judge High School mock trials competition State of Hawaii. Board member Salvation Army, Reid J.K. Richards Foundation, Youth At Risk Advisory Council, Maryknoll Schools, 1995—1998.
Married Vivian Welsh. Children: Makana, Ohulani, Kulia, Kaimilani.