Booth & Koskoff began as the Law Offices of Lawrence R. Booth in 1984. Lawrence (Larry) Booth had already been practicing law for 25 years and had established himself as a truly exceptional trial lawyer. He was among the first lawyers elected to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization consisting of the top 100 plaintiff’s attorneys in the United States. In 1978, Larry served as President of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association.
Richard Koskoff, a very successful criminal defense lawyer with over 100 jury trials under his belt, joined the firm in 1985 and soon became one of the top plaintiff’s attorneys in Southern California, achieving many multi-million dollar results. In 1997, both Larry and Richard had the rare honor of being among 11 attorneys nominated for the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Roger Booth, Larry’s son, joined Booth & Koskoff in 1997 after having worked for six years at the largest law firm in California. The following year, he co-tried a case with Richard and obtained his first million-dollar verdict. Since then, he has handled more than 25 cases that have resulted in verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more and has been named a Super Lawyer (an honor limited to the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California) for over 10 years.
Booth & Koskoff Today
From the beginning, Booth & Koskoff has handled a limited number of complicated cases involving serious physical and emotional injuries, wrongful death and insurance bad faith. Most of our cases have been referrals from other lawyers, who have sought out our expertise and our willingness to invest the time and money necessary to achieve successful results in the most difficult cases.
This tradition continues today. We consistently take on challenging cases that other lawyers turn down or cannot handle. A big part of our practice now includes sexual abuse cases, including cases against child protective services agencies who have failed to protect children from sexual predators or other abusers. We recently obtained a $10 million settlement from the County of Riverside, which is believed to be the largest sexual abuse settlement on behalf of a single plaintiff in California history.
At Booth & Koskoff, we understand that our role in a serious injury or wrongful death case is about much more than just recovering the most money we can for our clients. Each case represents a profound personal tragedy for the people involved, and our entire office staff is committed to providing whatever assistance we possibly can to help our clients through this difficult process.
We also believe strongly that the civil justice system is an important vehicle for holding corporations, governmental agencies and other organizations accountable for the harm that they cause and helping to prevent further harm from occurring in the future.
In recent years, we have been joined by attorneys Carly Sanchez and Drew Pruitt, who have brought their own individual strengths that greatly assist us in achieving justice for our clients. Carly was a law clerk at our firm for two years before law school and has been a lawyer at Booth & Koskoff since 2014. She handles a variety of cases, but has developed a particularly deep knowledge of the challenges facing children who have been abused while in the dependency/foster care system, both from her work as a lawyer on those types of cases and her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) for foster children.
Drew spent three years as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, where he handled both trial matters and appeals, before joining Booth & Koskoff in 2017. His analytical skills and fierce commitment to justice have allowed him to become a tremendous plaintiff’s lawyer in a very short time.