James Bostwick Featured on Walter Cronkite’s 6 O’Clock News in 1978

Interviews, James S. Bostwick

Acts of Omission author, James Bostwick, was featured on Walter Cronkite’s 6 o’clock news in 1978 for securing a $7.6 million jury verdict, the highest jury verdict in the country at that time that received worldwide media coverage.

The medical malpractice case was tried in San Francisco involving an 18-year-old woman who had been rendered quadriplegic during radiation treatment for cancer she had suffered as a child. This was an extremely difficult liability case against two major local hospitals and a nationally recognized radiation therapist. The 1978 jury verdict of $7.6 million received worldwide media coverage.

James Bostwick has been a San Francisco trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries for more than 50 years and has set the bar for litigating some of the most complex and high-stakes cases in the country. He is recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S. and is one of the most experienced attorneys for plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury litigation with a legacy of record-setting results.

Read about more of Bostwick’s record-setting verdicts here.

James Bostwick’s Talk with the Commonwealth Club Available Online

Acts of Omission, Author Talks, Interviews, James S. Bostwick

If you didn’t catch veteran trial lawyer James Bostwick’s live-stream discussion with the Commonwealth Club of California on September 8th, don’t worry…it’s available as a podcast or through Commonwealth Club’s YouTube channel.

Listen to the podcast here or watch the hour-long talk titled “A Legal Thriller: Taking on a San Francisco Icon” here:

Moderated by Commonwealth’s Grownups Forum Chair, Denise Michaud, the talk had over 345 views in less than 24 hours on YouTube. Bostwick discusses his novel Acts of Omission, which was inspired by a high-profile San Francisco case Bostwick tried in the 1980s. The novel was recently nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and is in contract with a major movie producer to bring the San Francisco story to life.

Bostwick outlines his story about a young, struggling attorney who took on one of the most famous lawyers (a San Francisco icon) to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager. He provides insights into the complex and competitive area of medical malpractice and also opens up about the writing process and how to get published – what works and what doesn’t work.

Acts of Omission is available in hardcover (almost sold out), paperback, e-book, and as an audiobook. Order from your local bookstore or on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or  Amazon.com. For audiobooks, you can find it on Libro.fm and Audible.

For updates on the novel, giveaways, and sequels, please follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Acts of Omission Libro.fm Audiobook Facebook Contest Winners

Acts of Omission, Audiobook, Giveaway, Roger Wayne, Shop Local

Congratulations to the following Acts of Omissions Libro.fm audiobook winners:

  1. Pat Fayo – the top winner, also receiving the 12-month membership to Libro.fm
  2. Lisa Murray
  3. Cheryl Valdes
  4. Sandra Christine Lopez
  5. Marilyn Lauria
  6. Linda Holm
  7. Laurie Kereluk
  8. Linda Dreher
  9. Doreen Lamar
  10. Jean Frederickson

Make sure to check your emails for an email from actsofomissionbook@gmail.com. Message us on Facebook if you did not receive the email and we will send you the one-time use code.

Libro.fm is a site that makes it possible for you to purchase audiobooks from your local bookstore. You can purchase books à la carte if you are an occasional listener, or become a member at the same monthly cost as others and your first audiobook is free.

Enjoy listening to the legal thriller narrated by award-winner Roger Wayne!

When you are finished listening to (or reading) Acts of Omission, please leave a review at any of the following sites, as James Bostwick loves to hear from all the readers: AmazonAudible, and Goodreads.

For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

Veteran Trial Lawyer and Author James Bostwick to Speak at the Commonwealth Club

Acts of Omission, Author Talks, James S. Bostwick

On Tuesday, September 8th at 2:30 pm PDT, trial lawyer and author James Boswtick will speak with Commonwealth Club members and the public about his legal thriller, Acts of Omission, and what it was like to take on a San Francisco icon.

The live-streamed event is free and the public can register here.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum. Every year, the Commonwealth Club Club presents more than 450 forums on topics ranging across politics, culture, society, and the economy.

Bostwick will outline the story and what it was like as a young, struggling attorney who took on one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager. It is a tale of love, friendship, sex, and betrayal that also paints an authentic picture of the risk, dilemmas, and tactics involved in high stakes litigation.

Bostwick will provide 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.

James Bostwick has been a San Francisco trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries for more than 40 years. He obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history and is recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S. 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.

Acts of Omission is available in hardcover (almost sold out), paperback, e-book and as an audiobook. Order from your local bookstore or on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or  Amazon.com. For audiobooks, you can find it on Libro.fm and Audible.

For updates on the novel, giveaways and sequels, please follow Facebook and Instagram.

Ways to Support Your Local Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day!

Acts of Omission, Independent Bookstore Day, James S. Bostwick, Shop Local

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, August 29, 2020, James Bostwick, author of Acts of Omission, is sharing 6 Ways To Support Your Local Bookstore.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are the anchor to a community where friends gather and out of towners come to visit. They spur ideas and creativity and range from quiet places where perusing is a day well spent to lively performance spaces.

While Covid-19 has made it difficult for many local bookstores to keep their doors open, there are still simple ways you can support them:

Find Your Local Bookstores: There are over 2,300 independent bookstores across the U.S. and your local bookstores need support! If you don’t know where your local bookstore is located or want to explore new ones, use this handy bookstore finder from IndieBound.org.

Shop by Phone or Online: Most bookstores are standing by their phones, email, and online ready to help you find a book and take your order! They will either ship the books to you or most offer curbside pick-up. Some even have their doors open depending on the location. You can also shop online at Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that financially supports local, independent bookstores.

Enjoy Audiobooks through Libro.fm: Audiobooks are all the rage right now. Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. One of the best ways to get audiobooks is through Libro.fm because each purchase directly supports an independent bookstore of your choice! And, of course, if you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama, Acts of Omission is now available as an audiobook!

Pre-order, Pre-order, Pre-order: Pre-ordering a book helps bookstores know what you want to read so that they can order it, have it in stock, and in your hot hands as soon as it’s released. When you pre-order, it also lets publishers know that there is a demand for an author’s work –  a win, win all around!

Buy Gift Cards: You can’t go wrong buying a bookstore gift card for someone you care about! Call or go online and purchase gift cards from your local bookstore.

Follow on Social Media: Stay in the know, get updates on book releases, author talks, giveaways, and more. Most have Facebook and Instagram, so start following your favorite local bookstores today!

To honor Independent Bookstore Day, author James Bostwick will be purchasing gift cards to some of his favorite local San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstores, including Book Passage, City Lights, Green Apple Books, and Sausalito Books by the Bay.

Be sure to follow Acts of Omission on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day – Acts of Omission Libro.fm Giveaway!

Acts of Omission, Giveaway, Purchase Acts of Omission, Shop Local

CONTEST ENDED

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, August 29, 2020. To celebrate, author James Bostwick is giving away 10 Libro.fm codes for his legal thriller, Acts of Omission, as well as one year-long Libro.fm membership!

Libro.fm is a site that makes it possible for you to purchase audiobooks from your local bookstore. You can purchase books à la carte if you are an occasional listener, or become a member at the same monthly cost as others and your first audiobook is free.

Local, independent bookstores need our support, especially as our communities face the challenges associated with COVID-19. Celebrate your bookstore and all they bring to your community by signing up for our Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway!

Ten people will win the Libro.fm audiobook version of Acts of Omission and one of those lucky winners will receive a 12-month membership to Libro.fm. The membership also comes with an additional free book, so that will be 14 audiobooks total!

Click here to Enter The Giveaway Contest!!!!

Listen to a sample of Acts of Omission Audiobook here:

Contest ends on Friday, September 4th, 2020 and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

Listen Up! Acts of Omission Audiobook Now Available

Acts of Omission, Audiobook, Purchase Acts of Omission, Roger Wayne

Acts of Omission is now widely available in audiobook format through Audible and Libro.fm, an audiobook website that directly supports local bookstores.

If you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama this is the audiobook for you!

Audiobook popularity is on the rise and it’s now easier than ever to find an audiobook that you’ll love! Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. And let’s be real, sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, relax and tune out what’s happening around us.

Acts of Omission audiobook is narrated by the amazing Roger Wayne, who also voiced The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which received an award for the best audiobook of 2017. Wayne is known for his poignant, down-to-earth, and at times hilarious delivery of the author’s words.

Wayne’s narration of Acts of Omission has already received rave reviews (over 425 reviews with a 4.4 out of 5.0 rating overall). Most listeners can’t believe it’s a debut novel, and are looking forward to the sequel. Here are a few reviews that sum up what listeners think…

review 1

review 2

review 3

Acts of Omission is also available in print and e-book format. You can purchase all versions of the book by visiting the Acts of Omission website. For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

Silent Book Club Chat with James Bostwick

Acts of Omission, Author Talks, Interviews, James S. Bostwick

James Bostwick joined Laura Gluhanich and Guinevere de la Mare for a virtual author chat with Silent Book Club. During the chat, James discussed bringing the novel to publication and future plans for a sequel and movie deal.  They also discussed the impact the pandemic has had on the legal system, and how a jury trial can work in the new normal.

Silent Book Club was started in 2012 on the foundation that reading with friends enriches lives and makes people happy.  Silent Book Club is about community. Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join or launch a chapter. They have more than 240 active chapters around the world in cities of all sizes, and new chapters are being launched by volunteers every week.

Watch the full video here: Silent Book Club with James Bostwick.

Bostwick, founder of Bostwick & Peterson, is rated among the Top 4 Trial Lawyers by the California Bar Journal. He is also featured in Newsweek, Town and Country, and Forbes as one of America’s top trial lawyers. In his novel, Acts of Omission, he uses his vast experience 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.

James Bostwick Virtual Author Chat with the Silent Book Club

Acts of Omission, Author Talks, Interviews, James S. Bostwick

Join author James Bostwick for a virtual author chat with the Silent Book Club on Tuesday, July 21st at 5 pm PDT/8 pm EDT.

During the event, he will be giving away 10 signed paperback copies of Acts of Omission as well as a $100 Bookshop.org gift card to support local bookstores. You can RSVP for the virtual event here: https://bit.ly/ActsSBC.

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.

Join Jim in a discussion about his decision to become a writer, the inspiration behind his the legal thriller, and exciting news of a sequel and movie deal. You can also submit your own question when you RSVP.

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 about James Bostwick and the novel, visit ActsofOmission.com.

A Letter From James Bostwick

Acts of Omission, James S. Bostwick

Dear Readers,

I never realized how important reviews were until I became an author myself!

I read each and every review posted on Amazon, Audible and Goodreads and greatly appreciate the time, energy and thoughtful input. Each review helps me become a better author and also helps fellow readers decide if it’s something worth reading.

If you haven’t left a review yet, please click here and leave your own review for Acts of Omission. I also love hearing directly from readers, so if you have any questions about the novel, feel free to send a note to actsofomissionbook@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you!

Thank you again for your support.

– James Bostwick

As a voracious reader of legal fiction, James always loved stories about criminal trials, but was struck by how seldom anyone wrote about the other cases that fill the courtrooms of America. Acts of Omission 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.