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Over $1 Billion Recovered for Our Clients

Bostwick & Peterson is one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, having earned 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
    Lawdragon

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

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Record-Setting Results 

  • Record-Setting Result $21,000,000

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

  • Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • Record-Setting Result $14,000,000

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

  • Record-Setting Result $11,400,000

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

  • Record-Setting Result $11,000,000

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

  • Record-Setting Result $10,000,000

    Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Record-Setting Result $8,900,000

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

  • Record-Setting Result $7,600,000

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.

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San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

Record-Setting Attorneys On Your Side

If you or a loved one has been injured by someone else's negligence, you need an attorney who has been recognized for excellence. That is exactly what the San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson can offer.

Over the years, our commitment and passion for our clients has been recognized in the Bay Area, throughout California, and nationwide.

We handle cases involving traumatic, life-altering events like truck accidents, medical malpractice, product injuries, wrongful death, and more. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need to move forward.

Our efforts have helped secure more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and have earned our firm national recognition.

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 skill and commitment. Each case we handle is important and deserves our full attention.

Additionally, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson work on contingency fees. To put it simply: if your personal injury case isn’t concluded successfully, we don’t charge any fees for our time or legal services.

Call us today at (888) 831-8448 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.

No Recovery, No Fee

You won’t pay attorneys' fees if we don’t recover money for your injuries. We can get your questions answered quickly. Request a free consultation today.

What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents
  • James Bostwick is a 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

Doctors and medical providers have a duty to follow a number of safety procedures in order to protect their patients. If these professionals make an error that results in serious harm, it can be classified as negligence, warranting legal action.

Medical malpractice claims are some of the most challenging 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 have extensive knowledge of this unique area of the law. We are certified experts in medical malpractice claims.

By choosing to work with our talented team, you can be confident that we will fight tirelessly to obtain fair compensation for your injury.

Record-Setting

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, including:

Birth injuries can happen for many different reasons, but when they do, they often result in life-changing consequences for the entire 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 these case. Let us put our knowledge to work for you.

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