Todd Eddins '82 became a Circuit Court judge for the First Circuit Court after he was sworn in on April 7, 2017. He was appointed by Governor Ige in February to replace Circuit Judge Richard K. Perkins, who retired in June 2016.
Prior to his appointment, Eddins was a notable defense attorney concentrating on civil, criminal, and appellate litigation and represented clients in some of Hawaii’s most high-profile, complex cases. He also worked as a trial lawyer at the Office of the Public Defenders for more than 10 years, and served as a law clerk for Justice Yoshimi Hayashi of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Eddins is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was executive editor of the University of Hawai`i Law Review.