James Bostwick

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 421-8300

James Bostwick, founder of Bostwick & Peterson, is one of the most experienced medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in San Francisco. Attorney Bostwick has been a trial lawyer for over 45 years and is a member of the California and Hawaii State Bar Associations.

He is one of a few medical malpractice lawyers in the nation to be certified as a specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability. Additionally, he has set several national, state and local records for jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

His main office is in San Francisco, CA and he practices in the courts of many other states including Hawaii, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nevada, Washington, Florida and Arizona.


Attorney James Bostwick is a past President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the most exclusive and prestigious trial lawyer organization in the world. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only and limited to no more than 500 plaintiff and defense trial lawyers nationwide.

He is an invited member of the elite organization, the "Inner Circle of Advocates," which is limited to 100 of the top plaintiffs lawyers in the country. He is one of only 60 California plaintiff attorneys listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" book and is one of the few so listed since the book's inception in 1983. Mr. Bostwick has been featured in Newsweek, Town and Country and Forbes magazine articles noting him as one of the top trial lawyers in America.


Recognition by the California State Bar Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle as being one of the top trial attorneys in the Bay Area
Nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year
Received the annual Presidential Award of Merit from the California Trial Lawyers Association for a recent record verdict
Featured in the California State Bar Journal as one of the top legal malpractice specialists in the state
Every year is listed as one of the top 100 "Super Lawyers" in the State of California