Johnathan C. Bolton

Johnathan C. Bolton

Hawai‘i is a unique place to practice law. I am very fortunate to be able to practice in our island paradise.

Johnathan’s practice focuses on business and commercial law, real estate and business litigation, debtor/creditor rights, and bankruptcy law. He is the Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group and is a member of the Business Litigation practice group and the Real Estate & Insurance Litigation practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Clients seek Johnathan for his knowledge, skill and experience in complex, high-stakes situations. He is known for his zealous representation of clients and for finding creative solutions to complex legal problems. He regularly advises and represents local Hawai‘i companies as well as U.S. mainland and foreign entities conducting business in Hawai‘i.

Johnathan is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2009. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers since 2013 and was ranked by Chambers & Partners and Benchmark Litigation beginning in 2015.


In his free time, Johnathan enjoys spending time with his family.


Baylor Law School, J.D., 2000
Stony Brook University, B.A. (cum laude), 1996


New York
England and Wales (Solicitor)
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts of Texas


American Bankruptcy Institute
Hawai‘i State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Hawai‘i Bankruptcy Bar Association (HBBA), Director 2014-2015
American Board of Certification (ABC), Director 2016-2020


Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Future Star, 2016-2021
The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2021
Chambers USA, 2015-2020
Super Lawyers, 2013-2020
Top 25 Hawai‘i Super Lawyers 2016-2020