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 www.bohbotandriles.com.
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
Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (35-40%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Street Fighter of the Year Finalist||Consumer Attorneys of California||2012|
|Commendation||City of Lancaster||2011|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist||San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||2009|
|Partner||Bohbot & Riles, LLP.||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Kerosky & Associates||1998 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Trial Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1998 - Present|
|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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|The Trial Lawyer (SFTLA)||Starting My Own Practice: What Was I Thinking?||2013|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Social Media Can Kill Your Case||2013|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Early Punitive Damages Discovery -Let's give it a try!||2012|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SFTLA Womens' Caucus||The Paths Less Traveled||2013|
|SFTLA New Lawyers Division||Running Your Own Firm||2013|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Trial Skills Series 2: Depositions||2013|
|SFTLA Womens' Caucus||Female Judges Panel||2012|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||It's a Man's World . . . Or is it?||2012|
|SFTLA Womens' Caucus||I Am Woman: Hear Me Negotiate||2011|
|SFTLA Womens' Caucus||Female Owned Business||2010|