We are pleased to welcome Celline as our newest associate. Celline practices in the areas of general liability, habitability, and construction law. She also has experience representing property owners and managers in landlord-tenant disputes.
During law school, Ms. Hoogi was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient and won various awards, including the Trial Advocacy Best Brief Writer Award, as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Witkin Award for the highest grade in her Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills course. After completing law school, Celline was one of 19 local law school graduates to be accepted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fellowship, a prestigious three-month Fellowship program.
A jury in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica Courthouse, found our client trucking company and its driver not liable for the death of the plaintiffs’ son resulting from an accident between the truck and plaintiffs’ son, who was riding a bicycle. We established that the driver was not negligent in his handling of the vehicle as it passed the bicycle, and that the trucking company was not negligent in how it hired and trained its drivers. The case was tried over the course of three-weeks by Hillary Arrow Booth and Ian Culver. The verdict was unanimous for the trucking company and 11-1 for the driver.
We are pleased to welcome Allan to our firm. Allan graduated from UC Hastings College of Law in 2005 and has successfully handled all phases of litigation from the outset of a case through trial and appeals. Allan’s practice is varied; he has handled matters in various areas including real estate, transportation, bankruptcy and personal injury.
Prior to law school, Allan worked in Washington D.C. for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (HI) where he authored letters and statements for inclusion in the Congressional Record. Allan also accompanied Senator Inouye on numerous occasions during the impeachment trial of President Clinton.
We are pleased to welcome Scott Greene who has joined us as an associate attorney. Scott received a J.D. from Southwestern University in 2006, and he has also earned an AAS and an MBA. Scott is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California and in Connecticut.
Scott practices in areas of construction defect, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, complex civil litigation and other areas of commercial litigation.
Hillary completed her year as President in Austin, Texas where she presided over the TLA’s Annual Conference. She will remain on the Executive Committee for another year as the Immediate Past-President.
We’re pleased with our new suite in the Westside Towers!
Hillary Arrow Booth was elected President of the Transportation Lawyers Association, an international association of over 1,000 attorneys representing the transportation industry.
Hillary and Jason Booth along with Ian and Cher Culver enjoy the pre-banquet event.
Hillary Booth is pictured below with the other TLA officers
On this International Women’s Day, and all days, we honor and celebrate the women we work with and work for, and thank them for contributing to our firm.
We are pleased to announce that Paul D. Rasmussen has joined Booth LLP as a partner. Paul has extensive experience in general liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. Paul brings to us his years of experience representing private property owners, retail businesses, transportation companies, consumer product manufacturers, and commercial and residential landlords. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School.