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James J. Bickerton - Honolulu, HI

Topa Financial Center, Fort Street Tower745 Fort Street, Suite 801 Honolulu, HI 96813

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Updated: 12/12/2016

Honolulu Commercial, Business and Real Estate Litigation Lawyer


Jim Bickerton has been practicing law in Hawaii for more than 33 years and is a founding partner of the firm. Jim is widely regarded as one of the best trial attorneys in Honolulu and has been continuously listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and "Hawaii's A+ Attorneys" since 1993...

About James J. Bickerton

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Commercial, Business and Real Estate Litigation
  • Consumer Class Action and Unfair Competition
  • Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental & Cultural Resources Litigation
  • First Amendment and Defamation
  • Employment Litigation


  • 95%


Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1982
  • California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Past Director)
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii (Past Governor)
  • Hawaii Chief Justice's Committee on the Adoption of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Member)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association's Special Committee on Appellate Issues (Chair)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Save Sunset Beach
  • Kaimana Beach Coalition
  • Save the Star-Bulletin
  • Honolulu Weekly


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1981
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1978
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Psychology

Office Information


Topa Financial Center, Fort Street Tower745 Fort Street, Suite 801 Honolulu, HI 96813


  • (808) 533-2467
  • (808) 644-8998 (eFax)


Other Sources of Feedback About James J. Bickerton

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 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Hawaii Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James J. Bickerton on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - 2016
  • Hawaii's A+ Attorneys, 1993 - 2016

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