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James Bostwick to Speak at the Commonwealth Club

On Tuesday, September 8th at 2:30 pm PDT, James Bostwick, California personal injury attorney and founding partner at Bostwick & Peterson, will speak with Commonwealth Club members and the public about what it was like to take on a San Francisco icon, the inspiration behind his legal thriller, Acts of Omission.

The live-streamed event is free and the public can register here. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Every year, the Commonwealth Club Club presents more than 450 forums on topics ranging across politics, culture, society, and the economy.

Bostwick will outline the story and what it was like as a young, struggling attorney who took on one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager.

Bostwick will provide insights into this complex and competitive arena. He will also discuss the genesis and inspiration for his novel, as well as the writing process and how to get published—what works and what doesn’t. His novel, Acts of Omission, was nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Legal Fiction Award and is under contract to soon be a movie.

James Bostwick has been a San Francisco trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries for more than 40 years. He is one of the most experienced attorneys for plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury litigation and has a legacy of record-setting results. He obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history and is recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S.