Tuesday August 3rd 2021

Derek T. Lawson



Professional Background and Accomplishments

Mr. Lawson handles business litigation, transportation, and tort litigation matters. Mr. Lawson’s primary areas of practice include personal injury litigation, transportation litigation, employment litigation, and business litigation. Mr. Lawson has specifically developed his practice in transportation and premises liability litigation, representing a multitude of transportation companies, property owners and managers, security personnel, and business operations in tort litigation matters.  

Mr. Lawson is accomplished in motion practice, often obtaining favorable rulings on challenging issues, and in all phases of discovery and related discovery motions.  He is also experienced in preparing cases for trial by drafting trial briefs, jury instructions, motions in limine, and preparing for witness testimony.

Before joining Booth LLP, Mr. Lawson worked at Chula Vista City Attorney’s 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 as well as sponsorship agreements with premiere corporate sponsors, including Annexus, Boeing, and Lionsgate Entertainment.

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Areas Of Practice

  • Tort Litigation
    • Personal Injury
    • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
    • Cargo Claims
    • Casualty Claims
  • Employment Law and Litigation
    • Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
    • Wage and Hour
  • Business Litigation
    • Complex Business Disputes


  • University of Arizona, BS, Business Administration, 2012
    • Minor in Sports Management, cum laude
    • 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
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
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