James S. Burns

  • Chief Judge, Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals (Retired)

Degrees

  • BS Benedictine College 1959
  • JD Villanova Law School 1962

Biography

Military Service

  • United States Army (drafted), 1962-64 (E-4)

  • Hawai‘i Army National Guard, 1965-77 (Captain)

Legal Experience

  • Admitted 1962, Hawai‘i State Bar

  • Admitted 1965, Hawai‘i Federal District Court

  • General practice of law, 1965-77

  • Per Diem Hawai‘i District Court Judge, 1976-77

  • Hawai‘i First Circuit Court Judge, 1977-80

  • Associate Judge, Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, 1980-82

  • Chief Judge, Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, 1982-2007

  • Adjunct Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2007-Present

Other Experience

  • Park Ranger, Glacier National Park, Montana, Summers of 1958 thru 1961

Organizations

  • President, Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American Judicature Society

  • President, American Inn of Court IV the Aloha Inn

  • Board Member, Friends of the John A. Burns School of Medicine

  • Board Member, Friends of the William S. Richardson School of Law

  • Member, Waialae Country Club

Publications