Booth & Koskoff

Booth & Koskoff is a personal injury law firm that practices throughout California. Our specialties are serious injury, wrongful death, and sexual abuse.

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Firm Overview

Booth & Koskoff began as the Law Offices of Lawrence R. Booth in 1984. At the time, Larry Booth had been practicing law for 25 years and had been handling catastrophic personal injury cases for most of that time. In founding his own firm, Larry wanted to focus on a limited number of major catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in a small firm environment. Richard Koskoff, a former criminal defense attorney, joined the firm soon after it opened, and Roger Booth, after six years with a large firm in San Francisco, followed in 1997.

Today, Booth & Koskoff is among a handful of elite law firms in Southern California that specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are a small firm that delivers big results for our clients.

With our decades of experience comes intimate knowledge of the details and nuances of personal-injury law. We have access to the financial resources required to see a lengthy, difficult case all the way through to its successful conclusion with no out-of-pocket costs ever charged to our clients.

Over the years, the attorneys of Booth & Koskoff have obtained over 80 verdicts and settlements of $1,000,000 or more and have recovered a total of over $300 million on behalf of our clients.

In addition to our proven results, we have earned a high reputation for integrity and our personal, compassionate approach to helping our clients. We limit our practice to a select number of cases, so that we can apply the maximum effort and resources to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

Sample Results:
    $28,900,000; Mota v. City of L.A. Poor street maintenance lead to crossover accident.
    $17,672,135; Qualls v. Case Corporation. Plaintiff crushed by loader/backhoe.
    $12,000,000; Lee v. Fujita. Small child injured in head-on collision.
    $7,000,000; Hossain v. Baker Real Estate. Plaintiff burned while using apartment stove.
    $4,345,000; Salas Family. Roofer died after falling 13 feet off defective wooden beam.
    $4,000,000; Schultz v. San Diego County. Unsafe county road led to fatal road accident.

Areas of recognition:
    Former President of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association;
    Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles;
    Member of Super Lawyers;
    Member of Inner Circle of Advocates;
    Member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles;
    Member of American Association. of Justice;
    Member of National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers;
    July 2006 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Member of the Month
Main Office

Main
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 475
Torrance  CA  90503

Phone
  • (310) 515-1361
Fax
  • (310) 540-0433

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Consultation and Case Review

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Contingency

Hourly Rates

Contingency

Office Information

Office Hours

Available via phone 24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Wrongful Death
We have decades of experience winning wrongful death cases in California for our clients.
If you are suffering from the untimely death of a family member, we can help.

Very few law firms have the special expertise, the financial resources, and the years of experience to be successful with the demands of unique cases like yours.

We understand what you are going through. We care about your day-to-day challenges, and the devastating impact on you and your family. And we will fight for a fair verdict or settlement to hold accountable those who caused your suffering.

You pay nothing out-of-pocket for our services. Our compensation is based on the recovery we obtain.

A list of results we have obtained for our clients:

$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.

Please visit our website for a list of results obtained in wrongful death cases.
Trucking Accident
When it comes to a catastrophic personal injury or a wrongful death resulting from a trucking accident, you need a law firm that really understands how challenging these complex lawsuits can be.
At Booth & Koskoff, we are confident in our legal skills and expertise because for years we have specialized in these types of difficult cases. We are proud of our track record of successful verdicts and settlement awards for people just like you.

We have handled many trucking accident cases and have worked with a number of the leading experts in the field. Trucking accidents present unique challenges and opportunities. Truck drivers are subject to a whole host of standards and regulations concerning how long they can drive without a rest, what they can transport, where they can park, etc. It is critical that an attorney handling these cases be well versed in these standards and in the details of how the trucking business operates.

A list of results we have obtained in trucking accident cases:

  • $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 rearended by City maintenance truck
  • $2,000,000; Orr v. Maersk. Oversized load on truck bed struck freeway overpass and landed on plaintiff's car.

Please visit our website via the link in our profile for more information and a free case consultation.
Aviation Accidents
When it comes to cases involving aviation accidents, you need a law firm that really understands how challenging these complex lawsuits can be.
Our expertise and experience commands the respect of insurance companies, defense attorneys, colleagues and judges. In fact, our reputation often compels a settlement offer more quickly.

All of our cases are handled as a team effort with our experienced office personnel assisting the attorneys throughout the preparation, discovery, settlement and trial phases.

In Dugan v. Liga International, we successfully obtained a verdict in excess of $13 million for the family of a man killed in an aviation accident.

Please visit our website for a full list of results obtained for former clients.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

We specialize in the most difficult cases, and have a track record of success. We've tried hundreds of cases, and delivered results in excess of $300 million for our clients. In addition to our proven results, we have earned a high reputation for integrity and our personal, compassionate approach to helping our clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Two things distinguish our law firm from other law firms. First, we care about our clients. We understand what you are going through. We care about your day-to-day challenges, and the devastating impact on you and your family. And we will fight for a fair verdict or settlement to hold accountable those who caused your suffering. Second, we are a small firm that takes on a limited number of clients to provide the best results. This results in focused expertise for as long as it takes to win your case.

Roger Booth

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.
License
  • Bar Number: 154691
    California , 1991
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    J.D. , 1991

Richard Koskoff

Richard B. Koskoff is a well-recognized and respected trial attorney who represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and major personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries. He handles products liability, construction accident, automobile accident and general negligence cases, among others.

Richard has tried more than 150 cases to juries and has obtained over 20 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. He has consistently been named a Super Lawyer, an honor limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California. He has also been nominated as a Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Richard frequently lectures and writes articles related to trial tactics and personal injury litigation.
License
  • Bar Number: 54936
    California , 1972
Education
  • UC Davis
    J.D. , 1972

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Articles Written

What to Consider When Calculating Damages

Created On: 07/28/2014

One of the most commonly used phrases in personal injury law is “pain and suffering.” It pops up so often during a trial that lawyers often forget to explain exactly what this term means

Should I Record A Witness Statement?

Created On: 04/07/2014

Again and again, we come across tape-recorded witness statements that plaintiff’s attorneys (and others) have obtained very early in the investigative process of personal injury cases.

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