Fa'auuga To'oto'oFa’auuga To’oto’o ’81

A native of Nu'uuli, American Samoa, and a graduate of Leone High School, Fa'auuga To'oto'o received his undergraduate degree from Missouri Valley College and obtained his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law.

To'oto'o was sworn in as a Circuit Court judge for the State of Hawaii on October 7, 2010 making him the first judge of Samoan ancestry to be appointed to that position. To'oto'o previously served as a District Court judge of the First Circuit and as Deputy Prosecutor for the City and County of Honolulu.

In addition to his professional successes To'oto'o is a servant to the local community volunteering with organizations such as Hawai'i Youth Challenge Academy, Mo'okini He'iau Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Waimanalo Community Fairs and Waianae Christmas Parade. He is Chair of Nu'u Ministries, which sponsors the Lumanai Awards in recognition of outstanding high school seniors of Samoan decent who have made significant contributions to their schools.