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Renée Botham, Senior Attorney

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Renée Botham
Professional Awards & Honors

Wiley W. Manuel award for Pro Bono Legal Services (1997)
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals, Claims Professional of the Year 2014

Additional Experience

Claims Examiner, Frontier Insurance
Legal Reference Librarian, San Diego County Public Law Library
Paralegal, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Howell

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

State Bar of California (Admitted 1998)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Admitted 1998)
San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego Defense Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association


California Western School of Law (J.D. 1998)
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Law & Society, 1993)
University of San Diego, paralegal program

Associate, RENÉE BOTHAM joined the firm as an associate attorney in January of 2002.  Her current practice focuses primarily on litigated matters involving the construction and hospitality industries.  She has significant experience in trying and mediating complex premises and construction issues.  She also has represented the interests of real estate professionals, engineers, attorneys, theme parks, entertainment venues, concert promoters, and employers in a broad variety of litigated matters including

  • Representation on behalf of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction related litigation including construction defects including pre-litigation procedures of SB800 and Calderon processes, mechanic’s liens and construction site accidents
  • Jury trials of defendant hospitality client to defense verdicts on issues of premises liability, security and employment
  • Successful litigation strategy, development and resolution of personal injury claims arising in connection with theme park, arena, hospitality and concert venues
  • Experience defending and resolving claims of professional negligence against real estate professionals, engineers, and attorneys
  • Counseling firm’s client businesses on employment practices and procedures, including representation of employers in legal actions brought by employees for wrongful termination and discrimination