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Over $1 Billion Recovered for Our Clients

Bostwick & Peterson is one of the most experienced and highly recognized personal injury firms, having record-setting results in multiple states.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2021
    Super Lawyers 2021

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms 2022
    Best Law Firms 2022

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.


Record-Setting Results 

  • Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Auto/Truck Accident Record-Setting Result $21,000,000

    Largest California non-punitive verdict for a single individual (San Francisco County, Zivic v. Winterland).

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Neonatal Injury, Surgical Injury Record-Setting Result $14,000,000

    Surgery error on a 3-day old child resulted in brain injuries.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Record-Setting Result $11,400,000

    Birth injury resulted in Cerebral Palsy. This settlement is a state record.

  • Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Failure to Diagnose Record-Setting Result $11,000,000

    Neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets after failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $10,000,000

    Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death Record-Setting Result $9,960,000

    This case against UCSF Medical Center was the largest medical malpractice settlement for a death in California history in 2002.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,750,000

    Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs. This is a record-setting result in the state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,900,000

    Record trial judgment for improper use of vacuum extraction and failure to timely deliver a baby (1985).

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Record-Setting Result $7,600,000

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.


San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

Record-Setting Attorneys in California On Your Side

Over the years, our commitment and passion for our clients has been recognized in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout California and nationwide. After you or a loved one has been injured by another's negligence, you need an attorney who has been recognized for excellence, and that is exactly what the San Francisco Bay Area personal injury attorneys at our firm have achieved.

The cases we handle involve traumatic, life-altering events like truck accidents, medical malpractice, product injuries, death of a loved one, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need to have a financially stable future.

Our attorney’s efforts have helped secure more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and have earned our firm national recognition for our work in areas like brain and birth injury law. Whether your life was changed by a terrible accident or the negligence of a medical professional, you can trust us to handle your case with the skill and commitment required in your time of need. Each case we handle is important, and deserves the best representation.

We work on contingency fees. No recovery means no fee. If your personal injury case isn’t concluded successfully, we don’t charge fees for our time or legal services. Contact us today and we can get your questions answered quickly.

No Recovery, No Fee

You don’t pay attorneys fees if we don’t recover money for your injuries.
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What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements
  • More Than $1 Billion In Settlements And Verdicts For Our Clients
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Five States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
Experienced Trial Lawyers

Put our highly recognized and award-winning attorneys on your side. We will make the difference in your case.

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Top Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When you work with Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, you can expect to receive knowledgeable counsel with access to the top expert resources, diligent preparation, and passionate advocacy. We take the time to get to know you, and will tirelessly pursue justice on your behalf.

Passionate Advocates Fighting For Your Rights

Hear From Our Clients
  • “James Bostwick is a blue-chip plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer.”

    - Dennis Suplee
  • “I would strongly recommend that you contact Bostwick and Peterson.”

    - Former Client
  • “Erik and his team made my family feel super comfortable throughout this entire process and they were helpful every step of the way”

    - T.H.
  • “They were complete professionals who handled our case thoroughly. We are forever grateful!”

    - L.X.
  • “They are professional and friendly, and get results!”

    - G.P.

Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice claims are the most challenging and difficult cases that can be undertaken, particularly in California where there are many laws and regulations that affect patients rights. At Bostwick & Peterson, we specialize in these complex cases, and our extensive knowledge of this unique area of the law enables us to provide security for your future. By choosing to work with our talented team, you can be confident that we will fight tirelessly to obtain fair compensation for your injury.

Doctors and medical providers are responsible to follow a number of safety procedures and the standard of care to protect their patients and avoid serious errors. If these professionals do make an error, which results in birth injuries, medication errors, misdiagnosis or even a complete failure to diagnose, it can be classified as negligence, warranting legal action.

These are costly errors that can cause serious complications in the life of the victim, and if you or a loved one has suffered in this way, you should not hesitate to retain the representation of our Bay Area attorneys who are certified experts in medical malpractice claims and prepared to fight on your behalf.


Birth Injury Verdicts

If you have had a bad outcome at birth, we are here to help you find out why, who may be responsible and if a recovery is warranted.

We've seen and handled it all:

Birth injuries happen for many reasons, but when they do, it can cause catastrophic harm to your family. Our award-winning attorneys have won record-setting verdicts and settlements for birth injury victims in multiple states. Our decades of experience in birth injury litigation gives us unique insight into the development of a birth injury legal case and we can put our knowledge to work for you.

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