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Karine Bohbot is a founding partner at Bohbot & Riles. Born in France, she immigrated to the United States with her family as a young child and became a U.S. Citizen.  A University of California, Santa Barbara undergraduate, Karine went on to receive her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law and has been practicing law for the last 15 years. She specializes in employment, personal injury and immigration law.  She also provides Human Resource consultation in her work to ensure safe and healthy workplaces for employees and employers alike.  For more information about these services, see


Karine has successfully represented employees against a wide variety of businesses and government entities, in matters of race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability and gender discrimination, cases of sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, whistle-blowing and wrongful termination.


In 2009, Karine was a finalist for the prestigious San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the year award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2011, she was honored by the City of Lancaster for her work in obtaining a significant verdict in a gender discrimination and hostile work environment case against a nationally known long haul trucking company. In 2012, Karine was a finalist for the prestigious Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year award.

Karine is admitted to practice in the State of California, the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


She is also a member of the State Bar of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), Alameda County Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Society of Human Resource Management. Karine also serves on the Boards of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Adopt-A- Special- Kid (AASK).


Languages spoken: French, English

Contact info

Bohbot & Riles, PC

4319 Piedmont Avenue
2nd Floor
Oakland, CA, 94611

Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 35%
    18 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    18 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    18 years
  4. Immigration: 10%
    13 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (35-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christina Marie Turovskiy

    I endorse this lawyer. She is very responsive and willing to work with others to get things done as efficiently as possible.


    Christina Turovskiy Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Steven C. Finley

    Karine is a talented and personable litigator. She pursues her client's interests relentlessly, but at the same time is practical and realistic and is a pleasure to work with or even against.


    Steven Finley Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Street Fighter of the Year FinalistConsumer Attorneys of California2012
CommendationCity of Lancaster2011
Trial Lawyer of the Year FinalistSan Francisco Trial Lawyers Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBohbot & Riles, LLP.2003 - Present
AssociateKerosky & Associates1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
Consumer Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
El-Hosseiny, et al. v. Teu, et al.$444,000
Shank v. CRST, et al.$1.3 Million
Castro, et al. v. Woodfin Suites, et al.$1.2 Million
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Trial Lawyer (SFTLA)Starting My Own Practice: What Was I Thinking?2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Social Media Can Kill Your Case2013
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Early Punitive Damages Discovery -Let's give it a try!2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SFTLA Womens' CaucusThe Paths Less Traveled2013
SFTLA New Lawyers DivisionRunning Your Own Firm2013
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Skills Series 2: Depositions2013
SFTLA Womens' CaucusFemale Judges Panel2012
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationIt's a Man's World . . . Or is it?2012
SFTLA Womens' CaucusI Am Woman: Hear Me Negotiate2011
SFTLA Womens' CaucusFemale Owned Business2010