James J. Bickerton Esq.

James J. Bickerton Esq.

Bickerton Law Group LLLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Consumer Law...
  • Hawaii (all state and federal courts)
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Jim Bickerton has been practicing law in Hawaii for more than 36 years and is widely regarded as one of the best trial attorneys in Honolulu.

Jim currently represents a wide range of both plaintiff and defendant clients in commercial and real estate litigation, consumer class actions, professional liability of attorneys, accountants and real estate brokers, medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and First Amendment and defamation issues.

In addition to his trial practice, Jim is a past Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association, past Governor of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, a member of the Hawaii Chief Justice’s Committee on the Adoption of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, chaired the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Appellate Issues, and served as Vice Chair of the Judicial Selection Commission 2014-2015. Jim is also well-known in the community for his extensive pro bono representation on behalf of many of the most significant environmental, free speech, and community causes over the past two decades, including Save Sunset Beach, Kaimana Beach Coalition, Save the Star-Bulletin and others. Jim has been recognized by the Hawaii Supreme Court for his pro bono work in the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation.

Jim was born in England and lived in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe before moving to Hawaii as a teenager in 1972. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1978, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with distinction. Jim received his law degree from the U.C.L.A. School of law in 1981. When he is not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and still enjoys the challenge of big wave surfing and tow-surfing on Oahu’s North Shore

UCLA School of Law
J.D. | Law
University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A. | Psychology
Professional Experience
Bickerton Law Group LLLP
- Current
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Articles & Publications
Report of HSBA Appellate Issues Committee on Hawaii Appellate System
Hawaii State Bar Association Reports
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Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers -- Personal Injury
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Best Lawyers -- Legal Malpractice
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyer -- Real Estate Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyer -- Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
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Professional Associations
Hawaii Association for Justice
- Current
Hawaii State Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Director 1992-1997; Chair, Appellate Issues Committee 2002-2003
Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission
Vice Chair
Chief Justice's Special Committee on Adoption on Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Hawaii (all state and federal courts)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
James J. Bickerton Esq.'s Website Profile
Bickerton Law Group LLLP Website
Contact & Map
Bickerton Law Group LLLP
745 Fort St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 599-3811 Ext. 514
Fax: (808) 694-3090