Poelman Appointed Maui Judge

October 17, 2013, 8:54 AM HST · Updated October 17, 9:50 AM

Hoapili Hale, Maui judiciary and court building. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Hoapili Hale, Maui judiciary and court building. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Wailuku attorney Lloyd Poelman was appointed as Maui’s newest 2nd Circuit District Court judge, according to an announcement from the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary.

Poelman was among a list of nominees identified by the Judicial Selection Commission to be considered for the Maui vacancy created by the resignation of former district judge Mimi DesJardins.

Others considered for the post included: Brian A. Costa; Michelle L. Drewyer; Gregory J. Garneau; Kirstin M. Hamman; and Georgia A. K. McMillen.

According to information released by the Judiciary, Poelman has practiced law for 27 years and has been a partner in the Wailuku firm of Poelman and Langa since 1998.

Poelman’s law practice reportedly included coverage of personal and business law, personal injury, bankruptcy, insurance defense, property law and estate planning.

Poelman has also served as a per diem judge presiding in the District Family Court on Maui since September 2005, according to the Judiciary announcement.


His appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation, and is good for a six year term.



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