Mitch Roth was elected as the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Hawaii in November of 2012.

He has an BA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Jurist Doctorate from Whittier Law School. In 1993 he became a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with City and County of Honolulu.   As a Deputy Prosecutor in Honolulu, Mitch worked on all sorts of cases from traffic to felony offenses.

In 1994, he helped develop a community oriented prosecution program for the City and County of Honolulu and became the first community oriented prosecutor in the State of Hawaii. He is a recipient of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s Award of Excellence.

In 1998, he left Honolulu to become a Deputy Prosecutor and Community Oriented Prosecutor in Hawaii County. In the Hawaii County Prosecutor’s Office, Mitch has worked on a variety of cases in District, Family and the Circuit Courts. For several years, he supervised the Asset Forfeiture Program, the Community Oriented Prosecution project, and was designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Mitch Roth Flyer

Since moving to the Big Island in 1998, Mitch has been actively involved with a number of initiatives:

  • Helped bring the Shattered Dreams Youth Alcohol Prevention project to Hawaii Island
  • Helped start a Big Island chapter of the Community Coalition for Neighborhood Safety
  • Helped form 2 Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) Chapters on the Big Island and in 2014 he was recognized as their partner of the year

Mitch’s Philosophy about the work of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney:

“We do God’s work.”

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