Erik L. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP
 | One Embarcadero Center, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 888-831-8448
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
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    50 California Street,
    Suite 1500
    San Francisco, CA 94111


    500 Ala Moana Blvd,
    Suite 400
    Honolulu, HI 96813


    A partner at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, Erik L. Peterson focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in San Francisco, he provides assistance to clients throughout California and Hawaii who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice before all California and Hawaii state courts, Mr. Peterson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and his litigation experience encompasses wrongful termination and other employment law matters as well.

    Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has recovered over $500,000,000 for clients across California who have sustained catastrophic and life-changing injuries.  Erik Peterson is a partner at Bostwick & Peterson LLP who practices throughout California and Hawaii. Mr. Peterson recently obtained what is believed to be the largest medical malpractice settlement ever in California.  He has successfully tried medical malpractice and personal injury cases and co-tried a case involving a brain injured automobile accident victim that resulted in a $21,000,000 verdict.  Mr. Peterson has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” for over ten years, is rated as “Superb” on AVVO, has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics (“AV”), has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, is a member of the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum” and is a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. Please call Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a free consultation. 

    Mr. Peterson majored in economics at Westmont College and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law. His professional affiliations include The American Association For Justice, The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Hawaii Association for Justice.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Erik Peterson

    Admitted: 1991, California

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    • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Rating ("AV")
    • Inducted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Rated 10 / 10 "Superb" on AVVO
    • Northern California "Super Lawyer," San Francisco Magazine
    • Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, Hawaii Association for Justice
    • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
    • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • NY Time: Sovereign Islands - A special report; Getting Sick on the High Seas: A Question of Accountability By Douglas Frantz; Published: Sunday, October 31, 1999
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    Office Location for Erik L. Peterson

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 500
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Phone: 888-831-8448

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    Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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