Gary Roth Partner

Gary Roth - Disability Attorney - Boxer & Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP

Gary Roth


Oakland, California


A veteran litigator with a focus on personal injury law, Gary Roth is driven by a desire to help individuals who have suffered as the victims of wrongdoing and for whom legal action is their only recourse. He particularly enjoys the process of trying cases and working with his clients to deliver a favorable resolution to their grievances. His goal upon beginning his practice in 1989 was to make a difference in people’s lives, and he is excited to be continuing this work as part of Boxer & Gerson, LLP.

Gary is a native of Louisiana who relocated to the Bay Area when he joined Boxer & Gerson. In New Orleans, he served on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Bar Association, where he assisted young lawyers in giving back to the community through clothing drives, fundraising and legal assistance. As a member of the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, he also coordinated efforts to provide legal advice to the disadvantaged in matters ranging from criminal cases to adoption.

Gary received both his law degree and a B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining Boxer & Gerson, he was a partner at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, where he also specialized in personal injury litigation. Gary had also been a partner at Deutch, Kerrigan & Stiles, LLP, where he specialized in toxic tort defense and served as national trial counsel for Ray Ban, a division of Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

Case Highlights

  • $12.6 Million Jury Verdict for Defective Highway Design
    An 11-year-old child injured in a car accident caused by a defective roadway
    required more than 30 surgeries, including amputation of a leg. Both the state
    and car driver were found at fault.
  • $11.4 Million Jury Verdict for Defective Garbage Truck
    A severely injured driver and his wife were compensated after Gary and fellow Boxer & Gerson attorneys proved negligence by the truck manufacturer, component part manufacturer and garbage truck body manufacturer.
  • $10.6 Million Jury Verdict for Man Injured in Store Fall
    A man injured his knee in a slip-and-fall accident in a retail store and then developed chronic regional pain syndrome, which disabled him and required multiple surgeries. Gary and colleagues at Boxer & Gerson showed that the store and its contractors had failed to fix known roof defects prior to the incident.

Published Works

  • August v. Boyd Gaming Corp., 135 Fed.Appx. 731 (5th Cir. 2005)
  • Rathey v. Priority EMS, Inc., 894 So.2d 438, 2004-0199 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2005)
  • Gertrude Gardner, Inc. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2004 WL 1488668 (E.D. La. 2004)
  • Prudential Ins. Co. v. Gideon, 845 So.2d 437, 2002-0532 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2003)
  • Munsey v. Cox Communications of New Orleans, Inc., 814 So.2d 633, 2001-0548 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2002)
  • Austin v. Western World Ins. Co., 765 So.2d 390 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2000)
  • Kantas v. LSU Eye Center-New Orleans, 756 So.2d 1154 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2000)
  • Potter v. Patterson, 690 So.2d 1118 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1997)
  • U-Haul Co. of Texas, Inc. v. Walker Boat Yard, Inc., 649 So.2d 1109 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1995)
  • Crocker v. Borden, Inc., 852 F.Supp. 1322 (E.D. La. 1994)
  • Atkinson v. Celotex Corp., 633 So.2d 383 (La.App. 3 Cir. 1994)
  • Cole v. Celotex Corp., 620 So.2d 1154 (La. 1993)
  • Cole v. Celotex Corp., 611 So.2d 153 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1992)
  • Champagne v. Celotex Corp., 599 So.2d 1086 (La. 1992)
  • California, 2006
  • Louisiana, 1989
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S., Finance