RSVP for Acts of Omission Paperback Release Virtual Party!

Acts of Omission, James S. Bostwick, Paperback Release

We will be celebrating the paperback launch of Acts of Omission via a Zoom Happy Hour Thursday, May 28th from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT and we’d love for you to join us!

Space is limited, so please register here as soon as possible: RSVP at Eventbrite.

Grab your favorite drink and join author James Bostwick who will share exciting news, answer your burning questions and give away coveted prizes.

If you’ve already RSVP’d, the Zoom link is in your confirmation email. Simply click on the Zoom link to join the party. If you didn’t receive the Zoom link, please email: actsofomissionbook@gmail.com.

The novel is inspired by a San Francisco case James tried in 1984 when he was a young lawyer and went up against one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Acts of Omission yet, that’s okay, please still join in and you could win a signed, first edition copy or one of the first paperback copies!

It will be a wonderful celebration! Hope to see you!

You’re Invited! Paperback Release Virtual Party May 28th!

Acts of Omission, James S. Bostwick, Paperback Release

Join author and nationally recognized trial lawyer, Jim Bostwick, for a Zoom Happy Hour on May 28th from 5:30-6:30 pm PDT to celebrate the Paperback Release of Acts of Omission, which was just nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Jim has some really exciting developments to share with you, he’ll also answer your burning questions, and give away a few coveted prizes.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Acts of Omission yet, that’s okay, please still join in and you could win a signed, first edition copy! The novel is inspired by a San Francisco case Jim tried in 1984 when he was a young dogged lawyer and went up against one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

Please RSVP here at Eventbrite. Spots are capped, so be sure to secure your spot! Once registered, you will have access to the Zoom link sent via email.

Grab a happy hour drink of choice, log-in to Zoom and we’ll see you there!

Acts of Omission Paperback Release Virtual Party – Save the Date

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Save the Date!
Acts of Omission Paperback Release Virtual Party

Save the Date! Join debut author and nationally recognized trial lawyer, James Bostwick, to celebrate the paperback release of his legal thriller Acts of Omission Thursday May 28, 2020 from 5:30-6:30pm PT.

During the virtual happy hour, Jim will share exciting news, answer your burning questions and give away a few coveted prizes. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

The party will be hosted on Zoom, with more details to follow.

Mark your calendar and we will be in touch soon!

James Bostwick Interviewed by Authority Magazine and Your Legal Rights

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James Bostwick, partner at Bostwick & Peterson, was interviewed about his debut novel, Acts of Omission, as well as his career as a nationally recognized trial lawyer.

In his interview with Authority Magazine, James discusses the challenges he’s had becoming an author, gives advice to aspiring authors, and talks about what has inspired him and contributed to him becoming a great writer.

“Writing is a creative process like art — not everyone is going to like the product of your efforts. Every good author is going to have a few one- or two-star reviews. You must give birth to what is inside you and not worry about pleasing everyone.”

James, along with his partner at Bostwick and Peterson LLP Erik Peterson, was interviewed on KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco public radio: Your Legal Rights. Together, they speak about their job as trial lawyers of catastrophic injury cases. James speaks about Acts of Omission, and being nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. 

Acts of Omission gives readers a realistic ‘day in the life’ of a civil trial lawyer. It’s based on a true San Francisco case that Bostwick tried in 1984, painting an authentic and gut-wrenching picture of the dangers, risks and rewards when a young, dogged lawyer goes up against one of the nation’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

Purchase your copy of Acts of Omission today on Amazon.com.

Meet Roger Wayne – Narrator of Acts of Omission

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Roger Wayne narrator of Acts of Omission

Acts of Omission’s audiobook has gotten rave reviews, in part due to the amazing narrator, Roger Wayne. Roger has narrated close to 200 audiobooks and has received glowing reviews for his work. His audiobook, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck,” by Author Mark Manson, received an award for the best audiobook of 2017, in its category of self-development, as the audible editors acknowledged his poignant, down-to-earth, and at times hilarious delivery of the author’s words.

Roger tells us about narrating Acts of Omission:

“As a narrator, when I’m contracted to voice a title that’s considered to be ‘on the longer end’ (14-15 hrs. or so) in length, I tend to go in knowing that no matter how much I try, there are sections of that book that frankly, in my experience, just won’t be as compelling . . . UNLESS it’s in the hands of a skilled writer and not one word is wasted, but is necessary to bring to life even more, a great story. And that’s what James Bostwick did with Acts of Omission.”

He continues saying, “You have this large handful of compelling characters all throughout, on both sides of the story, each one with a unique personality, where the climax ends up in a courtroom drama. As a voice actor, you don’t get much of a better gig than that. Jim made my job easier to where I could find the right voice for these characters immediately; nothing floundered. He had not only built the raft but installed a full bar and large motor to it with a full tank of gas, then pulled me up out of the water to enjoy the ride; all I had to do was start the engine. (That’s what it’s like to narrate the words of a great storyteller.)

Not only that but as the story progressed and getting into the heated exchanges between prosecution and defense, that was a blast. But honestly, the entire experience was enjoyable. I didn’t have to wait until the ending courtroom arguments where the energy is high, to enjoy telling this story. I was excited to get to that point, but building up to it was equally immersive. From voicing Matt’s side and his relationship with those close to him personally and professionally, and his heart-wrenching case, to Salvatore and his associates, I loved it.

I’ve done close to 200 audiobooks, and Acts of Omission is a riveting courtroom saga and wonderful underdog tale, that is one of the best books I’ve had the pleasure of voicing. And the best of its kind that I’ve done. I only hope one day I can watch the film version.”

About Roger Wayne:

After serving in South Korea as a Broadcast Journalist in the United States Air Force, Minnesota-native Roger Wayne earned an acting scholarship and graduated with honors from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He began performing on the stage doing Shakespeare and contemporary plays as a teenager before joining the military, which led to the beginning of his career in the Twin Cities, performing in several stage productions, short films, and commercials, and studying acting at the prestigious Guthrie Theater. In 2012, Wayne moved to New York City, where he now resides, working in Film, TV, Theater, & Voice, which in particular has been a tremendous staple in his career, as voice work has been a passion of his for over 20 years. That passion led to roles on stage, and eventually the world of film.

Click to purchase the Acts of Omission audiobook at Audible by Amazon or from your local bookstore on Libro.fm.

James Bostwick Interviewed About the Effects of COVID-19 on the Justice System

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James Bostwick, author of Acts of Omission and partner at Bostwick & Peterson, was interviewed about the effects that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having on the justice system.

TVGrapevine.com shares the discussion they had with Jim about COVID-19 and the legal world. He explains the effects that the virus is having, what the justice system’s “new normal” looks like, and how America’s justice system might look like post COVID-19. In addition, Jim offers advice for lawyers on what they can do now to reduce the impact of those effects.

He was also interviewed by Dean Johnson on “Your Legal Rights: Will Justice Survive the Coronavirus?” on KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco public radio where he discussed the effects that the Coronavirus is having, and will continue to have, on the justice system.

Jim was also quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in their April 6th, 2020 article titled: “Coronavirus Pandemic: Courts adopt virtual, remote proceedings.” The article addresses this new reality that courts across California are facing and law professionals offer their thoughts on what this means for the justice system. Click here to see the print version of the article, or read online at SFChronicle.com

Jim is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over fifty years of experience. He is one of the most respected medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in the nation and the founder of Bostwick & Peterson. He has spent more than 50 years specializing in complex medical malpractice and personal injury law, litigating some of the most complex and high-stakes cases in the country. He has set state and national records for high-value recoveries in legal malpractice, birth injury, and other personal injury claims. In early 2018, his firm obtained a $14M malpractice settlement just before trial over a neonatal brain injury. At the time, the result was the largest present value settlement in California history for a case that had not been tried to verdict.

James Bostwick Quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about Remote Proceedings

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Acts of Omission author James Bostwick, California personal injury lawyer and partner at Bostwick & Peterson, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in their April 6th, 2020 article titled: “Coronavirus Pandemic: Courts adopt virtual, remote proceedings.”

The article addresses this new reality that courts across California are facing and law professionals offer their thoughts on what this means for the justice system.

Click here to see the print version of the article, or read online at SFChronicle.com

James S. Bostwick’s Article: Will Justice Survive the Coronavirus?

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“In America we have one of the greatest justice systems in civilized history, but it has been brought to its knees by this pandemic. If we don’t reverse our descent into the chaos of contagion quickly, the system may have to change dramatically in order to function.”
– James S. Bostwick

James S. Bostwick wrote an article that is published on the Bostwick & Peterson LLP website titled: Will Justice Survive the Coronavirus? In the article, he discusses the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having, and will continue to have on the justice system.

Justice is being delayed across the country because of the inability to travel or be in groups. This will affect all aspects of civil litigation; from the preparation that will not occur in order to be ready for court, to the delay of jury trials. What will this mean for our system of justice?

Click here to read Jim’s full post.

James S. Bostwick Nominated for Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

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James S. Bostwick, a well-known San Francisco trial lawyer, was nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his debut novel, “Acts of Omission”. The Prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Harper Lee established the Prize in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Previous Prize winners include novelists such as John Grisham, Michael Connelly and Sharon Bala.

“This is a book that should be read by every trial lawyer, everyone who wants to be a lawyer, and anyone who wonders what it’s like to be a trial lawyer,” said Walter Walker III, a San Francisco trial lawyer and best-selling author. “Bostwick spins a powerful, informative tale drawn from real life. The courtroom scenes leap off the page and will have the reader cheering for justice.”

Bostwick, who is the founder of Bostwick & Peterson, has obtained multiple record results for his clients, including the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history. He was inspired to write “Acts of Omission” to give readers a realistic ‘day in the life’ of a civil trial lawyer. It’s based on a true San Francisco case that Bostwick tried in 1984, painting an authentic and gut-wrenching picture of the dangers, risks and rewards when a young, dogged lawyer goes up against one of the nation’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

“Being nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is a great literary and professional honor,” said James Bostwick. “As a voracious reader of legal fiction, I was eager to write and share with readers an authentic portrayal of the risks, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for lawyers who represent victims of negligence.”

Published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon and Schuster, “Acts of Omission” is widely available in bookstores, on Amazon and through Audible and e-books. First edition hardcover is almost sold out, and paperback is available for pre-order now.

About “Acts of Omission”

Down on his luck after a string of lost cases and a recent divorce, personal injury lawyer Matt Taylor hopes his next trial will be an easy win. But when he meets a devastatingly injured young man desperate for help, Matt finds himself embroiled in an impossible lawsuit against Salvatore Conte, a powerful lawyer with sinister connections. Despite all warnings, Matt courageously pulls out all the stops to uncover the truth and right a horrific legal wrong. What follows is an epic multi-million-dollar battle of wills, intrigue, and outright violence that could cost Matt everything he cares about – his career, his family, his heart…and his life. For more information on the author and the novel, visit ActsofOmission.com

Author Talks with James S. Bostwick

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author talks with james bostwickJames S. Bostwick has been invited by many Bay Area bookstores to speak about his best selling first novel, Acts of Omission. James has spoken at the Book Passage- Corte Madera Store; Sausalito Books By the Bay; the Los Gatos Library, sponsored by Friends of the Library; Presidio & Concordia Golf Club; and for Bookends Book Club of Los Gatos (private residence).

Bostwick used his vast experience as a trial lawyer to provide a rare glimpse into the world of civil trial lawyers, what motivates them, the enormous risks they take, and the choices that define them professionally and personally. Bostwick is rated among the Top 4 Trial Lawyers by the California Bar Journal. He is also featured in NewsweekTown and Country, and Forbes as one of America’s top trial lawyers.

The book has received exceptional reviews, such as this one by Walter H. Walker III, best selling author of The Crime of Privilege-

“This is a book that should be read by every trial lawyer, everyone who wants to be a trial lawyer, and everyone who wonders what it takes to be a trial lawyer. Bostwick spins a powerful, informative tale drawn from real life. The courtroom scenes leap off the page and will have the reader cheering for justice.”

Acts of Omission is set in the Bay Area introducing us to Matt Taylor–a down on his luck personal injury lawyer who has lost his wife and a string of cases. His next trial needs to be an easy win. Instead he is embroiled in a complicated lawsuit up against a powerful attorney with dubious connections. Matt pulls out all the stops to uncover the truth and right a horrific legal wrong. Acts of Omission chronicles a multi-million-dollar battle of wills, intrigue, and brutality that could cost Matt everything, including his life.

To purchase a copy of Acts of Omission go to Amazon.com.

To schedule James S. Bostwick for an author talk and book signing at your bookstore contact: allysonwyles@gmail.com