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The Firm

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

Over $1 Billion Recovered for Clients

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is one of Hawaii’s premier personal injury law firms. Led by two of the nation’s most respected trial lawyers, we represent victims in claims involving serious injury, medical malpractice, birth injuries, auto accidents, and more. We have won over $1 billion in compensation and obtained record-setting results in multiple states. If you or your loved one has been hurt by another’s negligence, you can be confident about choosing our firm.

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

Get To Know Our Award-Winning Attorneys

Here are some facts about our firm:

  • We have collected over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We have won record-setting results in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Washington, and Oklahoma.
  • Since 2018, we have broken the California record for largest medical malpractice recovery in state history twice – a $17 million birth injury settlement for brain damage during pregnancy and a $14 million settlement for a neonatal brain injury.
  • Our attorneys are named to Super Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and other premier legal lists year after year.
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only organization comprised of the country’s top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers.
  • Erik Peterson is a Senior Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America.
  • James Bostwick is a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Attorneys James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have dedicated their careers to fighting on behalf of victims and families following traumatic life events and care deeply about helping clients secure the justice and compensation they deserve. Our firm offers FREE consultations to victims across the Hawaiian Islands and has no cost to hire. Because we work on contingency fees, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

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

    Verdict for a 56-year-old woman who was injured when her car was struck by a truck.

  • 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, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,700,000

    Record settlement for amputation of multiple limbs.


Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • 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.


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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