Judge, Family Court of the State of Hawaii
Chapter Board - Hawaii
Linda Martell is has been a judge (per diem) in Family Court of the State of Hawaii for 14 years. She previously worked as a Deputy Attorney General and as a lawyer in private practice. Judge Martell received a B.S. degree from Boston University and an M.S. degree from the University of Hawaii in Speech Pathology/Audiology. After working as a speech/language pathologist at Kapiolani Medical Center and the Hawaii Department of Education, Judge Martell returned to school and received her law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Judge Martell clerked at the Hawaii Supreme Court for the Honorable Edward H. Nakamura.
Active in the community, Judge Martell is Vice-Chair of the Hawaii Housing Development Corporation, a private non-profit developer of affordable rental housing. She is a past president of Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai Bon Dance Club, Hawai`i Women’s Legal Foundation, and a member of the Hawaii Board of [Bar] Examiners. Previous board service also includes Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Kids Hurt Too, Domestic Violence Action Center, Manoa Girls’ Athletic Club, and the previous chair of the Downtown Neighborhood Board. She has also conducted training for the Mediation Center of the Pacific. An avid sports fan, Judge Martell was a cheerleader in both high school and college. She has been an active team parent for her children and plays percussion with the Oahu College Band/ Kukui High Alumni Marching Band, a frequent fixture at high school sports and other events.