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Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms representing victims in cases of medical and legal malpractice, wrongful death as well as other personal injury and professional liability cases for over 80 years combined. Partners James S. Bostick and Erik L. Peterson have cultivated a reputation of excellence among their peers, colleagues, and clients – and have secured numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements.

As one of the premier California law firms, Bostwick & Peterson has been recognized by U.S. News as one of the "Best Law Firms" and has received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit". We happily serve those in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire.

The firm has secured over $1 Billion in recovery for past clients and has set records for birth injury verdicts in five states. Through aggressive representation, Bostwick & Peterson has the ability to assess your legal situation and create custom solutions to get you the best possible outcome in your specific case.

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Bostwick & Peterson LLP is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

San Francisco
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


Regional Rankings

San Francisco
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Automobile Collision
  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Bostwick & Peterson LLP has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Bostwick & Peterson LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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