Roboostoff & Kalkin, A Professional Law Corporation

Since 1988 Roboostoff & Kalkin has been providing individually tailored legal solutions to people who are disabled or injured. We are located in San Francisco and serve clients throughout California. Please call us for a free consultation.

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Firm Overview

Lawyers for people, not corporations.

At Roboostoff & Kalkin we solve problems for people who have been taken advantage of by insurance companies.

If you have been denied disability benefits or otherwise wronged by an insurance company, call us.

When you call our office, you can expect to speak directly to an experienced attorney, not paralegals, assistants or other staff. Retaining Roboostoff & Kalkin means that you will work closely with one of our attorneys to find the best possible solution to your particular legal problem.

At every stage of our representation, we will provide you with an honest assessment of your case. By carefully explaining how the law relates to your case, we allow you to make informed decisions as your case progresses.

We are committed to personalized service with a focus on satisfying our client's needs expeditiously and efficiently.

We have been practicing in San Francisco and throughout California for over twenty five years.
Main Office

Main Office
369 Pine St Ste 820
San Francisco  CA  94104

Phone
  • (415) 732-0282
Long Term Disability
We have been sucessfully representing people with disability claims in the Bay Area since 1988. Our clients work directly with their lawyer, not secretaries or paralegals, to insure the best possible outcome for their particular situation.
The firm of Roboostoff & Kalkin, has more than 50 years of combined legal experience and provides first guidance to clients with long term disability benefit claims. Whether you have been denied benefits, had benefits terminated, or have other short or long term disability benefit issues, we have the experience with insurance claims and the law to assist you.

We assist with a variety of needs relating to long term disability, such as:

Claim preparation
Explaining the Disability claim process
Non-employment related (privately purchased) long term disability insurance
Insurance bad faith litigation
Other disability claim related matters
Litigation in both the trial courts and courts of appeal.

At Roboostoff & Kalkin we understand that our clients are coping with serious injuries, illnesses, or disabilities and their families have suddenly lost significant income.

We recognize their need to obtain monthly long term disability income benefits to compensate for this devastation. Additionally, we understand how frustrating it is to face a claim system as difficult to navigate as the one mandated by ERISA's regulations.

Our lawyers persoanlly strive to guide our clients through this process so that they are able to obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

At Roboostoff & Kalkin we have always sought to level the playing field between insurance companies/ corporate America and individuals. We enjoy helping people who are truly deserving and working with their medical providers to present our clients' cases in the best possible light.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Both Constantin Roboostoff and Scott Kalkin have been representing people with disabilities for over twenty five years. Both partners are former presidents of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, have tried numerous cases in the trial courts, and litigated extensively in the courts of appeal. Both Scott Kalkin and Constantin Roboostoff have been inducted as Nothern California Super Lawyers.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Roboostoff & Kalkin we have chosen to keep our firm small in order to give our clients' cases the individual attention they expect and deserve. When you are represented by our firm you will deal directly with either Constantin Roboostoff or Scott Kalkin, not legal secretaries, assistants or paralegals. We enjoy working directly with our clients and beleive that this is the best way to insure we understand how to best serve their needs.

Scott David Kalkin

During law school, Scott Kalkin clerked for the California Department of Justice for three years. He worked on a wide variety of cases pending before the California Supreme Court and various courts of appeal. After meeting Constantin Roboostoff in a martial arts class in 1983, Mr. Kalkin also clerked at the firm of Roboostoff & Allen, where Mr. Roboostoff was a senior partner. After graduating from law school, Mr. Kalkin was hired by the firm as an associate. Mr. Roboostoff and Mr. Kalkin established their law firm, Roboostoff & Kalkin, in 1988.

In 1989 Mr. Kalkin was elected to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and became its president in 2003. He remains active in the organization. Mr. Kalkin has also served as a judge pro tem for the San Francisco and San Mateo County Superior Courts since 1990.

In 2008 Mr. Kalkin was inducted as one of Northern California's Super Lawyers, www.superlawyers.com. He is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Kalkin practices in the following areas of law: Disability Claims, ERISA Litigation, Personal Injury, Civil Appeals, Insurance Bad Faith and Professional Negligence. Mr. Kalkin has handled over 100 appeals in the appellate courts over the course of his career.

Bar Admissions:

California, 1985
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education:

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1985
J.D.

San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States, 1982
B.S.
Major: Business


Professional Associations and Memberships:

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1985 - Present
President


Consumer Attorneys of California, 1985 - Present
Member


American Association for Justice, 1985 - Present
Member
License
  • Bar Number: 120791
    California , 1985
Education
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1985

Constantin Roboostoff

Constantin V. Roboostoff is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell and has tried a variety of cases in both State and Federal Court during his career of over 30 years.

In 1988 he partnered with Scott Kalkin to establish the law firm of Roboostoff & Kalkin. The partnership's roots grew from a chance meeting in a martial arts class years earlier. At the time, Mr. Roboostoff was a senior partner in another firm where he specialized in personal injury, wrongful termination, insurance bad faith and legal malpractice. His practice at Roboostoff & Kalkin focuses on ERISA disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, workplace harassment and discrimination, insurance bad faith, business disputes, and professional negligence.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Roboostoff has obtained substantial awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. In 2005, Mr. Roboostoff obtained a 1.6 million dollar award for a 65 year old, non-English speaking immigrant, who lost her adult daughter in a tragic apartment fire.

Mr. Roboostoff is one of six children whose parents fled from Russia to Shanghai, China, during the Communist Revolution. In 1952, following the Communist Revolution in China, the Roboostoff family immigrated to Australia. Mr. Roboostoff came to the U.S. in 1960 and began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree and being admitted to the California Bar. In 1977, Mr. Roboostoff was inducted into the University of San Francisco's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury
Insurance Bad Faith
Disability Claims
ERISA Litigation
Wrongful Termination
Employment Harassment
Discrimination Litigation
Legal Malpractice
Business Litigation

Bar Admissions:

California, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982

Education:

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1975
J.D.

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, 1971
B.S.


Professional Associations and Memberships:

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
President

Consumer Attorneys of California
Member

Languages:
Russian
License
  • Bar Number: 69328
    California , 1976
Education
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1975

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