James J. Bickerton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Bickerton Law Group LLLP
Topa Financial Center Fort St Tower, 745 Fort St., Suite 801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-599-3811
Fax: 808-694-3090
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James J. Bickerton is a founding partner of Bickerton Dang, LLLP, a law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Bickerton devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing clients throughout the Hawaiian Islands who have been injured in motor vehicle and other types of accidents caused by the negligence of others. He also represents business clients in cases involving commercial litigation, professional liability and real estate.

Mr. Bickerton has more than 30 years of experience and has represented many high-profile clients over the course of his career. Born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Bickerton moved to Hawaii as a child. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and acquired his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.

In addition to being licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Hawaii, Mr. Bickerton is also admitted to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Along with his law practice, Mr. Bickerton is involved in a variety of organizations and activities. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and previously served as director of the organization. Other roles that he has served in include governor of the Hawaii Association for Justice and chairman of the Hawaii State Bar Association Special Committee on Appellate Issues.

Mr. Bickerton is also a member of the Hawaii Chief Justice’s Committee on the State Adoption of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He commonly provides his legal services on a volunteer basis in matters involving the environment, free speech and other issues.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Class Actions


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

About James J. Bickerton

Admitted: 1982

Professional Webpage: https://www.bsds.com/james-j-bickerton-esq.html

Representative Clients

  • The Kahala Mandarin Oriental Resort
  • The New Yorker Magazine
  • Hotelier Andre Tatibouet
  • Developer Bruce Stark
  • Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi
  • USA Today
  • Tokyu Corporation
  • Simon & Schuster
  • NCAA
  • Hawaii State Campaign Spending Commission


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Hawaii's A+ Attorneys since 1993

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Kaimana Beach Coalition
  • Save Sunset Beach
  • Honolulu Weekly
  • Hawaii State Bar Association's Special Committee on Appellate Issues
  • Save the Star-Bulletin

Educational Background

  • University of Hawaii, B.A., Honors: with distinction, Psychology, 1978

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hawaii
  • Past Governor, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • Hawaii State Bar Association      
  • Past Director, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member, Hawaii Chief Justice's Committee on the Adoption of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
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Office Location for James J. Bickerton

Topa Financial Center Fort St Tower
745 Fort St., Suite 801
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-599-3811

Fax: 808-694-3090

Last Updated: 3/9/2021

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