Monday May 23rd 2022

Derek T. Lawson



Professional Background and Accomplishments

Mr. Lawson is an experienced trial lawyer who successfully manages cases through all phases of litigation. Mr. Lawson is accomplished in motion practice and has obtained favorable results on early resolution motions, discovery dispute motions, as well as case dispositive and pre- and post-trial motions. Mr. Lawson has extensive experience preparing and defending witnesses, including expert witnesses, for both deposition and trial.  He practices primarily in state and federal district courts in California.

Focuses of Mr. Lawson’s practice include personal injury, transportation, employment, and all manner of business and tort litigation.  Mr. Lawson represents clients ranging from major Fortune 500 companies to small business and individuals.

Before joining Booth LLP, Mr. Lawson worked with the Chula Vista City Attorney’s Office on a wide variety of 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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