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Biographical Information

Upon receiving my law degree in 1991, I immediately went to work at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco, which was then the largest law firm in California. To my great fortune, I got to work with a group of outstanding lawyers who entrusted me with a great deal of responsibility, including a role in several major trials while representing large corporations as well as pro bono work for low-income clients, including four months at the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, gaining valuable trial experience. After several years spent working in a large corporate firm, I decided to join my father at his firm, Booth & Koskoff. It was one of the best decisions of my life.

Over the past two decades with Booth & Koskoff, I’ve worked on many personal injury cases with my father and Richard Koskoff. I have found that handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases is deeply fulfilling for me. My job is to help people during a time of great need, seeing how my clients persevere and stay positive despite the horrific challenges that are thrown at them. It is extremely inspiring and has profoundly changed me as a person.

I am very proud of the work that we do at Booth & Koskoff, but the center of my life is my wife and four children. I enjoy coaching my kids’ sports teams, running, and gardening in my spare time.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Bar Number: 154691
California , 1991

Education

Pomona College, B.A. in English Literature, cum laude, 1987

University of California at Berkeley School of Law, J.D. 1991

Professional Experience

In 1998, in my second personal injury trial, I (along with partner Richard Koskoff) obtained a $1.6 million verdict in Orange County, setting a record for a hand injury case in that courthouse.

In 2012, I obtained a $4 million jury verdict against the County of San Diego in a wrongful death case in which the County had offered only $100,000 in settlement before trial.

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer; 2009-2015,  an honor limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California.

Member of the Month July 2006, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”)

Professional Associations

Super Lawyer; 2009-2015,  an honor limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California.

Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”)

Verdicts & Settlements

$4,345,000; Salas Family. Roofer fell 13-feet when a defective vehicle broke.

$4,000,000; Schultz v. San Diego County. Unsafe road conditions led to death of 22-year-old Marine Corporal.

$1,000,000; Perez v. Mateut. 73-year-old driver burned to death after another trucker collided with him at an intersection.

$10,070,000; Gonzalez v. Diana’s Mexican Food. Plaintiff hit in intersection by delivery truck.

$5,000,000; Krienke v. Confidential. Bicycle rider struck by large truck.

$5,000,000; Zitz-Evancich v. City of Los Angeles. Husband injured and wife killed when rear ended by City maintenance truck

$2,000,000; Orr v. Maersk. Oversized load on truck bed struck freeway overpass and landed on plaintiff’s car.