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George Ellard


  • 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 2022
    Super Lawyers 2022

    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 2023
    Best Law Firms 2023

    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.

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George Ellard

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George Ellard has been litigating over 30 years, the last 25 representing injured plaintiffs and their families. George began his law career defending medical professionals and gathered valuable experience understanding the defense perspective in medical malpractice cases. Since then, George has been handling matters involving professional malpractice, personal injury, products liability, dangerous conditions, premises liability, motorcycle, trucking, workplace and wrongful death cases. Over the years, George’s clients have suffered amputations, brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, spinal injuries, joint, bone and internal injuries and burns. In workplace injury matters, George litigates OSHA appeal trials before the California Administrative Law Court for clients to ensure responsible parties are accountable for their negligent acts. George has tried cases in both state and federal courts.

George graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer before graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law. After graduation from the Academy, George served as a French language teaching assistant at Annapolis, a Surface Warfare Officer on a Guided Missile Destroyer, and as the Officer-in-Charge of a military detachment with the Military Sealift Command. In law school, George received the USF Law School Student Bar Association Award for his work on the Maritime Law Journal, where he was the Business Editor.

George has earned the highest rating for professional ability and ethics (AV rated) by his peers at the rating service of Martindale-Hubbell. George has served as President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and as a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

George and his family enjoy travel, the ocean, golf, art and finding new experiences at San Francisco restaurants.

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