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Senate Confirms Cahill to Maui Second Circuit Court

June 29, 2012, 2:06 PM HST
* Updated June 29, 2:08 PM
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Maui Senators congratulate Peter T. Cahill on his confirmation. (L-R) Sen. Roz Baker, Governor Neil Abercrombie, Jessica Cahill, Judge Peter T. Cahill, Sen. J. Kalani English, Senate President Shan Tsutsui. Photo courtesy Hawai’i State Senate Communications.

By Maui Now Staff

Peter T. Cahill was confirmed today as Judge for the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, located on Maui.

The confirmation was made today by the Hawai’i State Senate.

Cahill was nominated by the Judicial Selection Commission to fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Shackley F. Raffetto.

“Judge Cahill has established himself as a person of great integrity and diligence,” said Senate President Shan Tsutsui, who represents Wailuku, Waihe‘e, Kahului, Pa‘ia, Lower Pa‘ia.


“We are honored to confirm him to Maui’s Second Circuit Court,” said Tsutsui.


“Judge Cahill possesses the professional experience, exceptional legal skills, and even temperament inherent of a good jurist. I believe that the people of Maui will be well-served under his judgeship,” said Senator Roz Baker, who represents South and West Maui.

“Judge Cahill’s even-keeled temperament, intellect, and commitment to leadership are characteristics that will make him an asset to the State’s Second Circuit Court and to the people of Maui.” said Senator J. Kalani English, who represents Hana, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe.

Cahill currently serves as an attorney at Cahill & O’Neill on the island of Maui, concentrating on injury and wrongful death cases. Prior to his employment at Cahill & O’Neill, he worked as a lawyer at Krueger & Cahill and the Law Office of James Krueger.


Cahill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

***Supporting information courtesy Hawai’i State Senate Communications.

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