John S. Edmunds
Firm:
Edmunds Verga & Omonaka Attorneys at Law
Phone:808-524-2000
Address: 841 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Membership: Hawaii State (Chairman, Prepaid Legal Services Committee, 1974, 1975) and American Bar Associations; Hawaii Academy of Plaintiff's Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1982-1983 and 1995—); Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court.
University: Stanford University, A.B., 1964, University of Southern California, J.D., 1967
Admitted: 1968, Hawaii, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 1972, U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: Moot Court Honors. Author: "Prepaid Legal Service: Its Development and Future," (Part 1), Vol. XI, No. 4, Hawaii Bar Journal, 1975. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii School of Law, 1984-1985. Chief Deputy Public Defender, State of Hawaii, 1970-1972. President, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, 1971-1973. Member: Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, 1974-1975; State Task Force on Criminal Justice Standards, 1976-1977. Special Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawaii, 1977-1978. Acting Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1981-1982. Member, Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission, 1985-1986. Member, Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Commission, 1985-1986. Member, 1999-2005 and Vice-Chair, 2004, Hawaii State Judicial Selection Commission. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Federal Judicial Conference, 2001-2004.Bar Fellowship: American Bar Foundation; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; American College of Trial Lawyers (Chairman, Hawaii State Committee, 1992-1993; Member: Legal Ethics Committee; National Professionalism Committee).