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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

San Francisco Legal Malpractice Attorney

Attorneys are held to a high standard of professionalism within the field. They are required to work ethically and to conduct themselves professionally and with the client's best interest in mind. When the lawyer fails to do so, and this causes financial loss to the client, the attorney may be guilty of legal malpractice. Lawyers at our San Francisco law firm are experienced in litigating legal malpractice cases and may be able to help you receive compensation for losses suffered as a result of another attorney's negligent or wrongful actions.

Understanding Medical Provider Responsibilities

It can be very difficult, however, to win a case involving legal malpractice. San Francisco and national clients must prove that the attorney mishandled their case and that the mishandling directly caused financial losses for the client.

This means that the client and his or her legal malpractice lawyers must prove the following:

  • Duty – In order to bring a claim of legal malpractice, a plaintiff will have to show a binding relationship between attorney and client. Proof of this relationship would establish that both parties entered into the agreement willingly.
  • Breach – The plaintiff would have to bring forth evidence that the attorney breached that legally binding contract, or failed to perform duties that were integral to the outcome of the case.
  • Causation – The plaintiff must show that the breach of duty directly caused or contributed to the loss of the case, or the diminished value of the case.
  • Damages – “Damages” are the losses to the client because of the breach of duty.

Pursue Justice for Your Family

Because all of these elements must be proven, it is often difficult to win cases involving legal malpractice. Our team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLC encourages potential clients to seek legal representation immediately as these cases can be complex. It is important that potential clients hire legal malpractice lawyers who have experience proving negligence and the potential value of lost or under -settled cases.

As dedicated lawyers, we understand the pain you are going through. You put your trust in another law firm and they did not represent you properly. We can help you file a claim against another firm for compensation if they treated you poorly resulting in personal financial loss. Our years in practice has led to deep insight in to how best to resolve a legal malpractice claim.. We have won over $1 Billion dollars for our clients during the sixty years span and been nominated for awards in Newsweek and Forbes magazine. It can be intimidating to file a claim against another law firm, especially if you do not have a good relationship with them.

Contact us today, we can guide you through the entire process.

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Reviews From Our Clients

  • “Erik was empathetic, professional, and realistic. He's a consummate professional and an excellent negotiator.”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Peterson and his team displayed the utmost professionalism guiding me through this very emotional process.”


  • “Erik and his staffs were professional, well experienced, honest, knowledgeable and supportive.”

    Former Client

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