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Jason R. Braswell:

Jason R. Braswell's passion is helping clients handle their pressing business law and civil litigation needs. His expertise in these areas comes not only from his years practicing law, but also from his years as a small business owner.

Jason began his legal career in Chicago at the law firm of Skadden Arps, which is consistently recognized as one of the world's leading law firms. While at Skadden, Jason provided litigation counsel to clients in matters such as shareholder derivative lawsuits, securities litigation, internal investigations, breach of contract lawsuits, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and intellectual property litigation. Jason was also part of teams executing the large-scale corporate  transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, that Skadden is famous for.

After six years at Skadden, Jason moved to Hawai'i where he and his wife Melissa took over a struggling small business, Big Island Running Company. Through hard work and learning on the job, Jason and Melissa built Big Island Running Company into a thriving small business with a mission to promote healthier lifestyles in Kailua-Kona and across Hawai'i Island.

Armed with lessons learned as a small business owner, Jason founded the Law Offices of Jason R. Braswell in 2016 to use his business experience and legal expertise to help clients deal with serious legal issues that they face. Among matters that Jason has helped clients with are:

  • Buying and selling businesses (asset purchases and stock purchases)
  • Starting new businesses (LLC and corporation formation)
  • Breach of contract lawsuits and other civil litigation
  • Real estate litigation (quiet title, boundary disputes, foreclosures)
  • Administrative and regulatory investigations and actions
  • Mediation and arbitration

Jason has a commitment to community service, providing pro bono legal services to efforts such as Legal Aid's Kona Self-Help Center, an effort headed by the Hawai'i Judiciary and Legal Aid to increase access to justice in the community. Jason also provided pro bono representation to Sean "Peaman" Pagett in his successful efforts to keep providing free monthly fitness events to residents of Hawai'i Island despite opposition from Hawai'i's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). He also serves as the Run Course Director for the Ironman World Championship, held every year in Kailua-Kona.




B.S. in Biology with Honors in Biological Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2000

J.D. with High Honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003


Law Offices of Jason R. Braswell, LLC, Attorney (2016-Present)

Big Island Running Company, Owner (2009-Present)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Associate (2003-2009)

Internships at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.


State of Hawai'i

U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai'i

State of Illinois (Inactive)

Numerous other U.S. District Courts (Inactive)


Hawai'i State Bar Association

West Hawai'i Bar Association

Contact Us:

Law Offices of Jason R. Braswell, LLC

76-5908 Mamalahoa Highway

Holualoa, Hawai'i 96725

(808) 464-5223


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