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  • AV Preeminent

    Indicates the highest level of professional legal ability and ethics.

  • Inner Circle

    James Bostwick is a member of the invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

    Exclusively for attorneys that have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers in the nation are members.

  • Best Lawyers

    Attorney James Bostwick has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America since 1983.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The top 100 trial lawyers in the nation.

  • Best Law Firms 2018

    Leading lawyers in the United States based on peer review.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James Bostwick is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization comprised of the most accomplished trial lawyers from across the globe.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    Attorney James Bostwick is a certified Medical Plaintiff with the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.


We've Won Over One Billion Dollars for Our Clients

  • $21,000,000 Auto/Truck Accident
    Largest California non-punitive verdict for single individual, including interest and costs, Zivic v. Winterland 2001. Involved auto/truck accident with claimed brake failure defense. We recently tried an interesting case in San Francisco County Superior Court. We represented a 56-year-old woman who was injured when her car was struck from behind by a Mack truck at the Fourth Street off-ramp off Highway 280. She was waiting at a stop light when the truck hit the car behind her and then pushed her car into the car in front of her. The driver of the truck claimed that his brakes failed at the last minute. At the scene of the accident she did not seem to be seriously injured; nevertheless, she was taken to the hospital where they discovered she was bleeding into her brain. She was admitted to the hospital for an emergency craniotomy to evacuate a large subdural hematoma. She was in a coma for three days and woke to a partial paralysis. Several months later she had recovered her motor abilities, but had residual cognitive deficits including memory, concentration and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. She attempted to return to work eight months after the accident as an executive search recruiter, however she was unable to perform the demanding aspects of her job. The defense contended that she was obviously bright, articulate and therefore should be able to work. They also contended that the brake failure could not have been anticipated. We convinced the jury that she was not able to return to her previous employment and there was not a brake failure. The defendant offered $3,500,000 in settlement, which was rejected. The jury awarded $19,631,000. The judgment was entered for this amount plus past interest and costs for a total of $21,000,000. Our investigation indicates that this may be the largest net compensatory (non punitive) award of its type for an individual in California state history.
  • $11,000,000 Neonatal Injury
    Settlement for Neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets after failure to diagnose condition in a timely manner. This case involved neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets from retinopathy of prematurity. One child was almost completely blind; one child was almost completely blind in one eye and had partial loss of vision in the other eye; and the third child had some functional diminution of vision, primarily in one eye. Retinopathy of prematurity (what used to be called rebrolentna fibroplasia can be treated if timely diagnosed. It is a common problem in premature infants. We contended that the hospital, neonatologist, and pediatricians failed to properly follow up and screen these children and failed to diagnose the condition in a timely manner. The defendants contended that the mother had been properly warned about the condition and failed to obtain an eye exam in a timely fashion after the triplets were discharged from the hospital. This confidential settlement is believed to be the largest of its type in the history of the state of occurrence.
  • $10,680,000 Birth Injury
    This California birth injury settlement is a state record. The defendants failed to monitor this fetus during critical times before the birth and when they did resume monitoring the child was in distress. The baby suffered profound cerebral palsy and will require 24 hour care for the remainder of its life. The value of the confidential settlement is based on the cost of an annuity to fund the settlement amount plus the cash agreed upon.

Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyer

Over $1 Billion Recovered for Clients

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a full-service personal injury law firm that fights on behalf of injured victims and families. Throughout the years, our award-winning Hawaii personal injury lawyers have helped numerous clients navigate their legal journeys after suffering harm and losses. If you or someone you love has been hurt or in a preventable accident, our legal team is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our firm has built a reputation for success in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice, including a numerous of record-setting verdicts & settlements. For their work, our legal team has earned many awards and professional distinctions, including recognition from Super Lawyers® Magazine, AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review ratings on Martindale-Hubbell®, and selection as one of the "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.

Aside from being widely recognized for their skill and excellence, our attorneys also receive praise for the level of personal attention and care we devote to each case. We work closely with our clients, and we fight aggressively to ensure that they secure justice and fair compensation.

What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $1 Billion 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

Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our Hawaii personal injury lawyers have secured successful case results in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. In particular, our firm has built a reputation as a premiere medical malpractice and birth injury law firm, having helped numerous victims and families secure compensation after being injured by health care providers.

Suffering an injury as a result of another's negligence or wrongful act can be a difficult experience, especially when it affects your personal and financial life, as well as the lives of your loved ones. By learning more about your legal rights and how our firm can help, you may be able to work toward recovering financial compensation for your losses. Our firm has helped many victims and families after tragedy, and we're prepared to see if we can do the same for you.

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Get Help Today From a Record-Setting Team

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP offers FREE, confidential case evaluations to injured victims and families across Hawaii. Our personal injury lawyers understand that unplanned accidents can be frightening experiences, and we do our best to offer our full support and experienced legal advice to those who need help.

If you or someone you love has recently been injured - or if you have lost a loved one - because of another's actions, our Hawaii personal injury attorneys are available to discuss your case free of charge. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can evaluate your case, explain your rights, and discuss how we may be able to help you recover what you deserve!

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