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Serious Injuries Deserve Serious Results Representing the people of Hawaii for over 50 years

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is nationally recognized for obtaining record multi-million dollar recoveries for personal injury, legal, and medical malpractice victims.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

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

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu 2024
    Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu 2024

    Selected to the 2024 Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Honolulu list by Expertise.

  • Expertise - Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu 2024
    Expertise - Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu 2024

    Selected to the 2024 Wrongful Death Attorneys in Honolulu list by Expertise.



  • 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.

  • 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

    Medical malpractice settlement involving the death of an athletic 38-year-old executive.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,750,000

    Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs.

  • 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).

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Record-Setting Result $7,600,000

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.


Hawaii Personal Injury Attorneys

Over $1 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice law firm that has been fighting for victims across Hawaii for over 50 years. To support victims of the catastrophic Maui fires, Bostwick & Peterson has teamed up with a nationally recognized law firm that has led litigation and played a role in all major fire cases in California, including the Butte Fire, North Bay Fires, Thomas Fire, Woolsey Fire, Camp Fire, Kincade Fire, Dixie Fire, Mill Fire and McKinney Fire. If you or a loved one has been injured or experienced loss of a loved one, our local Hawaii team is here to help you seek compensation.

We have recovered over $1billion in compensation for clients and have won record-setting results in Hawaii, including a recent $15M birth injury case against Tripler Army Medical Center and a $10 million birth injury settlement at a local Hawaii hospital. Since 2018, our firm has twice broken the record for largest medical malpractice recovery in CA history with a $17M birth injury settlement and 14M neonatal injury settlement.

Our attorneys are recognized by premier publishers such as Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. They are also members in some of the nation’s most exclusive legal organizations, including the Inner Circle of Advocates (James Bostwick) and the Litigation Counsel of America (Erik Peterson).

With our experience, we handle a range of claims involving serious injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents and maritime accidents, trucking collisions, medical malpractice, and birth injuries. We offer free consultations and collect no fee unless we win. Call our award-winning attorneys today: (808) 320-5024.


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  • 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"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

Put a highly recognized and award-winning firm on your side. We know how to make the difference in your case.


Firm Overview

We take the time to get to know our clients and learn their stories, and we do everything in our power to help them find justice.

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.

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 traumatic accidents can be frightening experiences, and 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!

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

  • We have access to world-class experts who strengthen your case and increase your chances of success.

  • Our experienced medical malpractice law firm will force hospitals and doctors to take your claim seriously.

  • We have the resources to take on powerful insurance companies that care more about profits than people.

Passionate Advocates Fighting for Your Rights

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP we have decades of experience representing victims of personal injury, legal, and medical malpractice. We fight tirelessly for the rights of our clients to ensure they receive the compensation they need to have a financially stable future. We offer FREE, confidential case evaluations to injured victims and families across Hawaii. Read what our past clients have said about our representation and contact us today.

  • “James Bostwick is a blue-chip plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer.”

    - Dennis Suplee
  • “I would strongly recommend that you contact Bostwick and Peterson.”

    - Former Client
  • “A hundred times over would recommend working with Erik. He is very knowledgeable, professional, prompt, and direct. A solid lawyer.”

    - K.C.
  • “They are professional and friendly, and get results!”

    - G.P.
  • “Erik and his team made my family feel super comfortable throughout this entire process and they were helpful every step of the way”

    - T.H.


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