Derek T. Lawson

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • General, Premises, and Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Professional Background

Mr. Lawson handles business litigation and insurance defense matters. These include general liability/personal injury litigation, products liability cases, as well as toxic tort litigation. In particular, Mr. Lawson is developing his practice in habitability and premises liability litigation, representing property owners and managers, security personnel, and business operations in tort litigation matters.

Before joining Booth LLP, Mr. Lawson worked at Chula Vista City Attorneys Office where he focused on municipal zoning, public works, liability, and election issues. Mr. Lawson also worked at 1 Degree Sports Management, a PGA sports agency, where he prepared management agreements for professional golfers and sponsorship agreements with premiere corporate sponsors, including Annexus, Boeing, and Lionsgate Entertainment.


  • University of Arizona, B.S., Business Administration
  • Minor in Sports Management, cum laude, May 2012
  • Academic Distinction
  • Dean's List with Distinction
  • Wildcat Excellence Award
  • Member, Sports Marketing Association
  • University of San Diego School of Law, JD, May 2015
  • Certificate of Concentration in Business and Corporate Law
  • Member, Business Law Society
  • Member, Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • Competitor, ABA Negotiations Competition

Admissions and Memberships

  • The State Bar of California, 2015
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association