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James S. Bostwick
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the Country
  • Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the Country
  • Nationally Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best Lawyer 2021
    Best Lawyer 2021

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

  • Super Lawyers 2021
    Super Lawyers 2021

    James Bostwick has been named as a Top 100 medical malpractice attorney in Northern California.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Recognized among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

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

  • 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.

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James S. Bostwick

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Attorney James Bostwick, founder of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, is widely regarded as one of the most successful personal injury, medical malpractice, and birth injury attorneys in the nation. For over four decades, Mr. Bostwick has been a trial attorney dedicated to pursuing justice for his clients and has obtained many verdict and settlement record-setting results at the state and local level.

Mr. Bostwick is:

  • Admitted to and in good standing with The Hawaii Bar Association

  • Founding Member and Certified Specialist in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability

  • Invited Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

  • The past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • A member of the Inner Circle of Advocates – invitation-only for the top 100 plaintiff's lawyers in the nation.

Mr. Bostwick is also frequently featured in the news media for his work on prominent and high-profile cases. He has appeared on Walter Cronkite 6 O’Clock News, Newsweek, Town and Country, and Forbes. Perhaps one of Mr. Bostwick's highest honors is being chosen as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2012.

Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (1983-2021)

  • Best Lawyers “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2012)

  • Top 4 Trial Lawyers, California Bar Journal

  • Top 5 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers in SF (Chronicle)

  • Top 60 Trial Lawyers in America (Forbes, Town & Country)

  • Super Lawyers® Magazine (2004-2021)

  • Super Lawyers® Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers (2004-2008 and 2012)

  • Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2020 and 2021)

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

If you are interested in having Mr. Bostwick handle your case, contact the firm by filling out a free case evaluation form.

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Awards
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates

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

    The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • 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.

    International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

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

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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

    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Best Lawyer 2021

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

    Best Lawyer 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021

    James Bostwick has been named as a Top 100 medical malpractice attorney in Northern California.

    Super Lawyers 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Recognized among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Lawdragon

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

    Lawdragon
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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

    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • 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

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