About Me



My name is Tae W. Kim. I grew up in Kaneohe, Hawaii. I graduated from James B. Castle High School in 1984 and was nominated to the West Point. I received my B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1991. I worked at the District Attorney's office in Norman, Oklahoma for a year before returning home in 1992. I have since been licensed and actively practicing Criminal Defense work in Honolulu, Hawaii.   


I am passionate about improving the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office with community inputs and without playing politics or political favoritism.  


Please explore this wesite to learn more about the issues and changes I would like to personally see through as the next Honolulu City Prosecutor. Join me and my cause to make Hawaii safer by creating greater transparency between the public and the Honolulu City Prosecutor. I want to hear from you and speak with you directly.

Formal Education

University of Oklahoma | Norman, OK

Doctor of Jurisprudence                                                                                         December 1991

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | Honolulu, HI

Bachelors of Arts                                                                                                              May 1989


James B. Castle High School | Kaneohe, HI

High School Diploma                                                                                                        May 1984

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