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Karine Bohbot

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation, Formation, Investigations and Consultation
  • Personal Injury


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, Ms. Bohbot went on to receive her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law and has been in practice since 1998.  She specializes in employment and personal injury.  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. She 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, Ms. Bohbot was a finalist for the prestigious San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year award and 2012 Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year award. She was honored by the City of Lancaster in 2011 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 2015, Ms. Bohbot was also the recipient of San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s prestigious  Civil Justice Award; an award “given to an attorney who fights the good fight in the trenches each day” with integrity, grit, tenacity and ethics, who displays great advocacy skills and contributes to the betterment of consumers and/or injured victims and their families.

Ms. Bohbot 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.

Ms. Bohbot is a member of the State Bar of California, a board member of San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) and its 2018 President, a member of Alameda County Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, and the Society of Human Resource Management. Ms. Bohbot has also served on the Board of Adopt-A- Special- Kid (AASK) as well as the Advisory Board of the Future Leaders for Social Change Academy.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 1994

Bar Admission

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998


  • Super Lawyers - Northern California Rising Star, 2009 - 2012
  • Finalist for San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • Commendation for Trial Advocacy from the City of Lancaster in the Shank v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., et al case – July 26, 2011
  • Finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year, 2012
  • SFTLA’s Civil Justice Award Recipient, 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Northern California, 2013

Past Positions

  • Kerosky & Bradley, LLP, Associate, 1998 to 2002


  • French

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2003 to Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Board of Directors, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County, 2009 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, Society of Human Resource Management, 2010

Current Employment Position

  • Partner