Gary L. Bostwick

Gary L. Bostwick has been a trial attorney for more than 45 years, was certified as a specialist in appellate law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization for 15 years.  He has tried over 70 cases. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an exclusive organization that only invites members with outstanding trial experience. He has been prominent in many complex business litigation and constitutional law matters, with a special emphasis on First Amendment and media concerns. He has represented clients as counsel in three different matters heard by the United States Supreme Court. Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US recognized him as one of California's leading media and entertainment lawyers. He is a rated  Super Lawyer 2004-2014 and is listed as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" and the Lawyer of the Year, 2012, in the First Amendment area.

He has authored numerous articles, including, A Taxonomy of Privacy: Repose, Sanctuary and Intimate Decision," 64 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1447 (1976), which has been cited by the California Supreme Court and the High Courts of India and Delhi.

Gary has served as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School and USC's Annenberg School for Communication, teaching about the First Amendment, defamation, privacy and other legal issues impacting journalists. He teaches, clears content and has advised the Investigative Reporting Program of the School of Journalism of the University of California, Berkeley.

Gary has a J.D. and M.Pub.Policy. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Articles Editor of the California Law Review, and he has a B.S. in Science-Engineering from Northwestern University.

He is a member of the California and Wyoming State Bars.

Gary is fluent in Spanish and German.


Print, Broadcast & Electronic Media
New Media & Internet Companies
News Gathering Organizations
Journalists & Writers
Entertainment Companies
Motion Picture Studios
Production Companies
Book Publishers