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Johnathan C. Bolton - Honolulu, HI

999 Bishop StreetSuite 1600 Honolulu, HI 96813

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Updated: 09/11/2023

Honolulu Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Lawyer


Johnathan's practice focuses on business and commercial law, real estate and business litigation, debtor/creditor rights, and bankruptcy law. He is the Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice group and is a member of the Business Litigation practice group and the Real Estate & Insurance Litigation practice group. Johnathan served on the firm's Executive Committee for 6 years.

Clients seek Johnathan for his knowledge, skill and experience in complex, high-stakes situations...

About Johnathan C. Bolton

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • Texas
  • New York
  • England and Wales
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas

Other Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA), Chair of Litigation Section 2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Hawai‘i Bankruptcy Bar Association (HBBA), Director 2014-2015
  • American Board of Certification (ABC), Director 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 2000
    Honors: Order of Barristers
    Honors: Judge Hunter D. Barrow Award
    Honors: Ronald Beal Administrative Law Award
    Honors: Frank G. McDonald Appellate Procedure Award
    Honors: John R. Wilson Remedies Award
    Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Assistant Managing Editor, 1999
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1996
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History
    Major: Philosophy

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Anthony Church Pastoral Council
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Law Society of England and Wales


Other Sources of Feedback About Johnathan C. Bolton

Included on the 2023 Hawaii list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Johnathan C. Bolton on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2021
  • Chambers USA, 2015-2021
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Future Star, 2017-2021
  • Super Lawyers, 2013-2021
  • Top 25 Hawai‘i Super Lawyers 2016-2020
  • Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Corporate Counsel, 2009-2011

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Office Information


999 Bishop StreetSuite 1600 Honolulu, HI 96813


  • (808) 547-5880

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Co-author, Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association, COLLECTION & BANKRUPTCY LAW MANUAL (2013)
  • Co-author, Hawaii State Bar Association, FEDERAL APPELLATE PRACTICE MANUAL, 2013
  • Supreme Court, Appellate Justices Weigh in on Trio of Notable Cases, TMA JOURNAL OF CORPORATE RENEWAL, 2011
  • Co-author, “Risks and Problems of Forum Selection in a Cross-Border Insolvency Case, NORTON ANNUAL REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY, 2011
  • Co-author, “Grupo Mexicano: Has Picard resurrected the Right to Pre-Judgment Attachments, ABI JOURNAL, 2011
  • Co-author, “English High Court Recognizes, Enforces U.S. Court Judgments in Adversary Proceedings, ABI Journal, 2010
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims, Turnaround Management Association’s JOURNAL OF CORPORATE RENEWAL, 2009

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