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Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

One of California's Leading Injury & Malpractice Law Firms

As one of the nation’s leading law firms, Bostwick & Peterson is proud to represent clients from all walks of life who have sustained catastrophic, life-changing injuries; we also help surviving family members who have lost someone they love. Regardless of whether we are facing a case involving medical malpractice, product liability, accidents or anything else, our clients consistently receive substantial financial compensation.

Diligent Preparation | Passion for Justice | Access to Experts | Specialized Experience




Throughout the years, Bostwick & Peterson has been proud to stand apart as a firm of unique talent and commitment to our clients. This has led to countless victories in and out of the courtroom, as well as numerous awards.

Just some of the ways in which our firm stands out:

  • We have won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • 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.
  • James Bostwick is an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • We have won record-setting verdicts and settlements in CA, CO, HI, OK and WA.


We are a plaintiff contingency law firm that only charges a fee if we get a recovery for you. We focus on cases involving accidents as well as medical and legal malpractice. Most of our cases involve catastrophic injuries, such as wrongful death, spinal cord and brain damage.

Our legal team represents clients such as:

  • Children injured during birth or shortly after
  • Adults and children who suffered severe injuries as a result of negligent healthcare
  • Individuals injured in catastrophic car, truck, pedestrian and bike accidents
  • Victims of negligently manufactured or designed products
  • People harmed by negligent attorneys


We know there are options when it comes to choosing a law firm. Your choice will have a significant impact on whether you win or lose your case. We encourage you to take your time getting to know the team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP. We are nationally recognized lawyers with a long history of winning record-setting cases for our clients.

Learn more about how our firm can help you, call us for a free initial consultation.

Record-setting results

  • Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Auto/Truck Accident Record-Setting Result $21,000,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Cerebral Palsy Record-Setting Result $15,000,000

    Largest pretrial settlement against the United States in Hawaii for a child who suffered brain damage during birth.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Neonatal Injury, Surgical Injury Record-Setting Result $14,000,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Record-Setting Result $11,400,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Failure to Diagnose Record-Setting Result $11,000,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $10,000,000

    Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death 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.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation 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.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,900,000

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


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart? 

  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
  • James Bostwick is a Nationally Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® since its inception in 1983
  • James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents

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