A Legal Thriller: Taking on a San Francisco Icon

** Contains Explicit Language**

Veteran trial lawyer and author James Bostwick will outline his riveting story about a struggling young attorney who decides to take on the most famous lawyer in the country to get justice for a paralyzed youngster. It is a tale of love, friendship, sex and betrayal that also paints an authentic picture of the risks, dilemmas and tactics involved in high stakes litigation.

Bostwick will provide interesting insights into this complex and competitive arena. He will also discuss the genesis and inspiration for his novel, as well as the writing process and how to get published—what works and what doesn’t. The story was inspired by a real trial occurring in San Francisco in the mid-'80s. San Franciscans might recognize some well-known legal icons of the era.

James Bostwick has been a San Francisco trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries for more than 40 years. He has obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history. Bostwick has long been listed as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. His first novel, Acts of Omission, was nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Legal Fiction Award and is under contract to soon be a movie.


Denise Michaud


MLF: Grownups

Image - James Bostwick

James Bostwick

Trial Lawyer; Author, Acts of Omission