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Erik Peterson represents people who've been injured by medical malpractice and personal injury in California and Hawaii. Mr. Peterson has been selected by SuperLawyers for 10 years, is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for having the highest ethical standards and professionalism, was selected by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society consisting of less than one-half of 1 percent of American lawyers and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has successfully tried medical malpractice, maritime, wrongful termination, and automobile accident cases and co-tried a case involving a brain-injured plaintiff that resulted in a $21 million verdict with interest and costs. Mr. Peterson is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Association for Justice, AAJ, and Consumer Attorneys of California.


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Practice areas


  1. Birth Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (25-35%)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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Contact info

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

4 Embarcadero Center
Suite 750
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

500 Ala Moana Blvd
Suite 400
Honolulu, HI, 96813

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

633 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90071



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2015
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2014
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2013
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2013
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2012
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2012
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2011
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Lawyers2011
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2010
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2009
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2008
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2007
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
"Super Lawyer"San Francisco Magazine2006
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell'sN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Hawaii Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
San Francisco Bar Association's Early Settlement ProgramPanelistN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of DirectorsN/A
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
SF GateCalifornia Medical Malpractice2009
The New York TimesGetting Sick on the High Seas:A Question of Accountability1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Westmont CollN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Associaiton of San FranciscoCivility in Depositions2012
Bar Association of San FranciscoCivility in Depositions2011
Bar Association of San FranciscoCivility in Depositions2010
KSRO/CNN AM 1350 interviewCurbing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits2009