Gary Bostwick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Media & Advertising Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

 | 12400 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-979-6059
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Media and Advertising (40%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Bostwick Law, Gary Bostwick is committed to representing people in Los Angeles and throughout the country. He dedicates his practice to appellate and media law cases that involve the following matters: all areas of appellate law, indecency and obscenity, reporter's shield/privilege, defamation, copyright and intellectual property.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Northwestern University, Mr. Bostwick went on to earn a master in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where he served as an editor on the school's law review.

With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Bostwick has brought more than 70 cases to trial. Fluent in German and Spanish, he strives to help clients pursue their strategic goals, whether it involves the First Amendment or complex business litigation. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Bostwick in appellate law. For his achievements, Mr. Bostwick has been named in The Best Lawyers in America.* Legal 500 and Chambers USA have also commended Mr. Bostwick for his work with entertainment and media law.

As a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Bostwick remains active in the legal community. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at several universities, he has published a number of works, one of which was cited by the Supreme Court of California and the High Court of India. Mr. Bostwick is a member of The State Bar of California and the Wyoming State Bar.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Media and Advertising (40%): Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law

Appellate (30%): Appeals

Civil Litigation (20%)

Constitutional Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Media and Advertising: Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law

Appellate: Appeals


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Gary Bostwick

Admitted: 1977, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Listed as one The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US recognized him as one of California's leading media and entertainment lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified specialist in appellate law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • California Law Review at Boalt Hall, Articles Editor
  • Adjunct Professor , USC's Annenberg School
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School
  • A Taxonomy of Privacy: Repose, Sanctuary and Intimate Decision," 64 California Law Review 1447 (1976)

Educational Background:

  • B.S. in Science-Engineering, Northwestern University
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Office Location for Gary Bostwick

12400 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-979-6059


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Last Updated: 11/15/2016

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