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Scott David Kalkin

Employee benefits Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
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Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    Long and short term disability, medical insurance, pension claims

  2. Appeals

  3. Insurance

  4. Personal injury

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Roboostoff & Kalkin, A Professional Law Corporation
369 Pine Street Suite 820
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Posted by Robert | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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I had been turned down by other lawyers; told my Case was going to fail, “based on years of experience.” I kept looking and then I told Scott my story. He believed in my case and her believed in me. He worked on my issue for three years while the insurance company found every possible bogus excuse to create obstacles and delay the process. We won the case and that is because I had right in my side and Scott not only saw it, but ACTED on it, for which I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Latonya | August 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Scott Kalkin is simply amazing!
Words cannot express how truly grateful I am because of Mr. Scott Kalkin. Unfortunately I had multiple upper extremity surgeries in 2012 which left me disabled and unable to work. I had to utilize my long term disability policy from my employer that I paid for since 2000. I did not understand at the time that I purchased an Erisa plan which is a very complex and difficult to understand policy. My doctors were wonderful at documenting my condition and filling out mounds of paperwork that advised my long term carrier that I was clearly disabled and unable to work. Unfortunately this did not matter to my long term carrier. I was advised by my carrier in 2013 that I was no longer eligible for my much needed medical benefits due to the Erisa laws and I would be receiving a letter with an explanation on how to appeal in the mail soon. Needless to say, I felt defeated and exhausted. I did extensive research on long term disability attorneys and decided to call Mr. Scott Kalkin at Roboostoff and Kalkin. Not only was Mr. Scott Kalkin kind and understanding but he took the time to explain the complexities of having a long term policy governed by Erisa. Mr. Scott Kalkin is extremely knowledgeable and is an expert on all of the complexities of long term disability policies. I’m happy to say that after hiring Mr. Scott Kalkin in 2013, he contacted my long term and to this day, which is now 2019, I am still receiving the much needed benefits that I deserve. He removed the burden and frustrations of having to personally deal with my long term carrier. It is so refreshing to have a wonderful attorney like Mr. Scott Kalkin on my side and working with my long term disability carrier to ensure that I am being treated fairly and at the same time allow me the much needed time to heal from my injuries, which is a blessing. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where you need someone to advocate for you in regards to your long term disability policy, especially a complicated Erisa plan, I highly recommend Mr. Scott Kalkin. He is highly educated, intelligent, experienced and a very knowledgeable attorney that not only understands the law but will advocate for you every step of the way. I can truly say if it was not for my hiring Mr. Scott Kalkin and allowing him to take over and advocate for me in 2013, I can safely say that I would not have my much needed medical benefits today. I cannot thank him enough. He is truly a lifesaver.
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Posted by Silvio | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Kalkin is a truly excellent attorney
Scott has been my attorney for over 20 years. I am permanently disabled, and he knew exactly what to do to win benefits for me in a complex ERISA case. I've been fortunate to have him as my legal representative ever since. He took -- and still takes -- every extra step needed to protect my rights. He knows how to accommodate my special needs and make legal proceedings as easy as possible for me. He's extremely knowledgeable, professional, meticulous, compassionate, and reliable. I would trust him completely with any legal need.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Roboostoff & Kalkin
  • 1988 - Present


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982


  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1989 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1985 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a top-notch ERISA litigator. We're both friends and colleagues, and I know his work product to be excellent. He's also a hell of a nice guy. He and his partner, Constantin Roboostoff, run a boutique practice, so when you hire them, you get a seasoned senior litigator for your case, not a junior associate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear that he represents his clients well and is very knowledgeable of the law. Highly recommend."
Employee benefits Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an impressive and well-respected attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Kalkin is an excellent ERISA attorney. I endorse him highly."
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San Francisco Employee benefits Lawyer Scott David Kalkin
Scott David Kalkin
Employee benefits Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 38 years