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James Justin Bickerton

Personal injury Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   2 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 41 years
    California - CA 40 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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Bickerton Dang LLLP
745 Fort Street Mall Suite 801
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3800


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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A champion litigator, and much more
Jim Bickerton represented me in a case where one of my clients, a young hot-shot trial attorney, filed a crafty counterclaim against me when I attempted to collect a valid outstanding debt for my services as a consultant in a personal injury case. Dealing with this opponent required a much broader skill-set than most top-tier lawyers can command; it also required a keen understanding of the strategic mindset of an unscrupulous lawyer trying to welch on a legitimate debt. Jim quickly identified flaws in the counterclaim that no one else had picked up. Then he deftly maneuvered our unsuspecting opponent into a no-win, no-exit position. The counterclaim ultimately was dismissed, saving me from a potentially huge financial loss. Jim achieved that victory more quickly and for far less in legal fees than I had budgeted. I know of other lawyers who probably would have "churned" my case to generate more fees, particularly considering the high stakes involved. But notwithstanding his prodigious hourly rate, Jim worked so efficiently and found the precise thread to pull to unravel our opponent's case so quickly that his fees were more than reasonable. I have nothing but admiration for Jim Bickerton's prodigious talents. He is principled and fearless, but always mindful of practicalities. It's no wonder that he has been selected as personal counsel by so many of his fellow attorneys, judges, politicians and prominent public figures. I give him an enthusiastic and unqualified thumbs-up.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
Attorney for employment discrimation
He send me response immediately and refer me to another attorney due to personal conflicted which I really appreciate very much. so, I am still waiting to hear from another attorney that he refer me to.


  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bickerton Law Group LLLP
  • 1989 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
  • 1981 - 1989


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Hawaii
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gurrobat v. Pacific Beach Hotel et al.
  • Final judgment for $1.9 million affirmed on appeal
  • Grzybowski v. Weinberg Foundation et al
  • Jury verdict in excess of $1.8 million
  • Bonar v. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Settled for the class for $1.8 million
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  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission
  • Vice Chair
  • 2009 - 2015
  • HSBA Appellate Issues Committee
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Chief Justice's Special Committee on Adoption on Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer -- Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer -- Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer -- Real Estate Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers -- Legal Malpractice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Bets Lawyers -- Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers -- Plantiff Medical Malpractice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer (Top 25)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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  • Hawaii State Bar Association Reports
  • Report of HSBA Appellate Issues Committee on Hawaii Appellate System
  • 2003

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Honolulu Personal injury Lawyer James Justin Bickerton
James Justin Bickerton
Personal injury Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 41 years
Virtual consultation available