James J. Bickerton

James J. Bickerton

Bickerton Law Group LLLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Consumer Law ...
  • Hawaii (all state and federal courts)
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Jim Bickerton is an experienced and accomplished Hawaii Attorney. For more than 35 years he has represented clients in an array of areas, including Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Consumer Class Actions, Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and First Amendment and Defamation matters. Jim's skilled and knowledgeable advocacy has led to hundreds of successful outcomes.

Jim has received numerous awards. He has been named among Hawaii’s A+ Attorneys, as well as Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Plaintiff Medical Malpractice. Jim has also been named a Super Lawyer for consecutive years. Additional honors include recognition from the Hawaii Supreme Court for his pro bono work with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Jim was born in England and has lived in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. He has been in Hawaii since 1972, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. Jim received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1978, and a J.D. from the U.C.L.A. School of Law in 1981. Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he still takes on the challenge of big wave surfing and tow-surfing on Oahu’s North Shore.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Environmental Law
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Hawaii (all state and federal courts)
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Bickerton Law Group LLLP
- Current
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
UCLA School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A. | Psychology
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Best Lawyers -- Plantiff Medical Malpractice
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers -- Personal Injury
Best Lawyers in America
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
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Hawaii Association for Justice
- Current
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Hawaii State Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Director 1992-1997; Chair, Appellate Issues Committee 2002-2003
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Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission
Vice Chair
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Chief Justice's Special Committee on Adoption on Model Rules of Professional Conduct
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Articles & Publications
Report of HSBA Appellate Issues Committee on Hawaii Appellate System
Hawaii State Bar Association Reports
Websites & Blogs
James J. Bickerton Esq.'s Website Profile
Bickerton Law Group LLLP Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Bickerton Law Group LLLP
745 Fort St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 599-3811 Ext. 514
Fax: (808) 694-3090