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$6.4 million Record Legal Malpractice Verdict

This was the largest legal malpractice jury verdict in San Francisco history as of 1985. The defendant was famous San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli (Gesick v. Belli).

We handled a legal and underlying medical malpractice case against MELVIN BELLI Esq., wherein we represented a thirty-two year old man who had been paralyzed in an automobile accident when he was sixteen years old. Belli had represented the young man in his auto case, which he settled for $250,000. We contended that he had missed other potential medical defendants. This case was tried for nine weeks in San Francisco County against an original offer of $600,000, which was then raised during trial to $1,200,000 and ultimately rejected. The trial involved proving medical malpractice against several doctors and a hospital, as well as legal malpractice against Mr. Belli and his firm. The jury verdict was $6.4 million including pre-judgment interest and costs and was featured in the national news including Newsweek and Time magazines.

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Backed by Record-Setting Results

We've Recovered Over $750 Million for Our Clients
  • $21,000,000 Auto/Truck Accident
  • $11,000,000 Neonatal Injury
  • $10,680,000 Birth Injury
  • $10,000,000 Birth Injury
  • $9,960,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,900,000 Labor and Delivery Injury
  • $8,000,000 Brain Injury
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice

What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients

  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States

  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"

  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability

  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers