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Jean D. Christensen


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

928 Nuuanu Avenue
Suite 403
Honolulu, HI 96817


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Jean Christensen grew up in Hawaii until high school age when her family relocated to Washington state. Always longing to return to the Islands, she seized upon the opportunity of an eight-week assignment with the Honolulu bureau of The Associated Press in 1995 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and working as a journalist in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. That assignment led to permanent news reporting positions with The Honolulu Advertiser and The AP.

Jean began her new career, in law, after graduating from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as a bankruptcy law research assistant and earned CALI Excellence for the Future (Amjur) Awards for the highest grades in Debtor/Creditor Law, Secured Transactions, Negotiable Instruments, Admiralty Law and Second-Year Seminar. She was also awarded the Hawaii Bankruptcy Law Section’s Gregory Conlan Memorial Prize for performance in the study of bankruptcy law.

Jean was an associate attorney with a commercial litigation law firm in Honolulu and clerked for two years for The Honorable Robert J. Faris, chief judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii. Jean currently serves as a director of the Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on consumer bankruptcy topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars and conferences.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Political Science (1991)
  • University of Hawaii, J.D. (2005)

Memberships and Admissions

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Director, 2013 to present, Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before the Hawaii state courts (2006), and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii (2006)


12 years since Jean D. Christensen was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
HI Active 2006


School Major Degree Graduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 2005
University of Wisconsin, Madison Political Science BA - Bachelor of Arts 1991


Position Association Name Duration
Hawaii State Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member

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