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Constantin Roboostoff

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Local: 415-732-0282
Toll Free: 877-374-7270

369 Pine St #820
San Francisco, California 94104

Constantin V. Roboostoff is "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell and has tried a variety of cases in both State and Federal Court during his career of over 30 years. In 1988 he partnered with Scott Kalkin to establish the law firm of Roboostoff & Kalkin. The partnership's roots grew from a chance meeting in a martial arts class years earlier. At the time, Mr. Roboostoff was a senior partner in another firm where he specialized in personal injury, wrongful termination, and insurance bad faith. His practice at Roboostoff & Kalkin focuses on ERISA disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, workplace harassment and discrimination, and insurance bad faith.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Roboostoff has obtained substantial awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. In 2005, Mr. Roboostoff obtained a 1.6 million dollar award for a 65 year old, non-English speaking immigrant, who lost her adult daughter in a tragic apartment fire.

Mr. Roboostoff is one of six children whose parents fled from Russia to Shanghai, China, during the Communist Revolution. In 1952, following the Communist Revolution in China, the Roboostoff family immigrated to Australia. Mr. Roboostoff came to the U.S. in 1960 and began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree and being admitted to the California Bar. In 1977, Mr. Roboostoff was inducted into the University of San Francisco's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Honors and Awards
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell - Highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards
  • Russian
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1975

B.S., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1971

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1989 to 1989

Consumer Attorneys of California, Member

Client Reviews
Just when I thought there was no hope to recover my LTD benefits, I found attorney Constantin Roboostoff. With his expertise, I was able to recover all of my back long term disability benefits. Other attorneys wouldn’t take my case because it wasn’t cut and dry. Mr. Roboostoff took the challenge and did an incredible job. Not only did he get my current disability benefits going, he also recovered all my back benefits. He was a true blessing and I would recommend him whole heartedly. CW
It was my pleasure to make contact with Scott Kalkin three years ago after other lawyers had turned me away and told me I would not succeed in my lawsuit. Thanks to Scott's thoroughness, dedication, and diligence, my lawsuit WAS successful and he saw me through to the end, which included putting legal pressure on the insurance company which had invested so much time, personnel, and money, in not paying me what was due. RB
As soon as I met with Scott, I could tell he was knowledgeable, resourceful, experienced, highly professional, and would be dedicated to getting me fair treatment. Scott has handled all interactions with my insurance company ever since. Being able to rely on him to represent me has been a huge relief for a chronically ill person. SO