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

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    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 in Northern California.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • 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.

  • U.S. News Best Law Firms
    U.S. News Best Law Firms

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

  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

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

  • Mutli-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Mutli-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 Riverside 2024
    Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Riverside 2024

    Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S.



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

    Largest California non-punitive verdict for a single individual (San Francisco County, Zivic v. Winterland).

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • 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. This settlement is a state record.

  • 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

    This case against UCSF Medical Center was the largest medical malpractice settlement for a death in California history in 2002.

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

    Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs. This is a record-setting result in the state.

  • 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.



Helping Accident Victims in Riverside, San Bernardino & Beyond

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in California’s Inland Empire, in addition to talking with a healthcare professional and obtaining the medical care you need, you should speak with a lawyer. Your legal rights are important and protecting your future requires knowing where you stand with your potential injury claim. You could be entitled to compensation for your losses.

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we understand the details that affect cases like yours. Our Riverside personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced. We work hard to protect our clients, and the individuals we represent trust us for sincere and effective advocacy. Our history of case wins proves that we are successful and well prepared to fight for you.

Not only is our professional reputation proven—you can have confidence knowing that we’ve demonstrated our ability in action. With more than $1 billion recovered in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a firm that is ready to back you successfully. You can move forward confidently knowing our team is on your side.

Are you ready to learn more? Now is the time to take action! Call (951) 435-8229 today for a free case review. There is no fee unless we win your case.


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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
  • More Than $1 Billion In Settlements And Verdicts For Our Clients
  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements

Put our highly recognized and award-winning attorneys 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.


  • “I would like to highly recommend them as your potential lawyers/legal team! They are professional and friendly, and get results!”

    - G.P.
  • “I would strongly recommend that you contact Bostwick and Peterson.”

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

    - Dennis Suplee
  • “They were complete professionals who handled our case thoroughly. We are forever grateful!”

    - L.X.
  • “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.


If you or someone you love was injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional, you may have a legal claim to compensation. Bostwick & Peterson is one of the premier medical malpractice law firms in the nation, having won many record-setting recoveries in this category. We handle cases of emergency room error, birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and more.

Medical errors can be costly and life-altering. If you or a loved one was harmed in this way, you deserve compensation to cover the cost of your medical care and emotional distress.

Bostwick & Peterson is familiar with the best practices in handling medical malpractice litigation for plaintiffs. Our extensive knowledge of this field enables us to provide aggressive and effective advocacy for victims. Let us be your voice against hospitals and healthcare providers.


Put Experience On Your Side

After a serious, life-altering injury, where should you turn? Contact the experienced Inland Empire personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP. We handle a wide range of medical malpractice, birth injury, and catastrophic injury cases.

James Bostwick is the founding attorney of Bostwick & Peterson. He is one of the most experienced injury lawyers in California, having won many record-setting verdicts and settlements throughout his 40 years of practicing law.

Attorney Erik Peterson is a partner at Bostwick & Peterson. He represents the injured in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury litigation throughout California from our offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, San Francisco, and beyond.


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