San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 22, 2009
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC is pleased to announce that attorneys Douglas Pettit and Thomas Ingrassia have again been recognized as San Diego's 2009 Super Lawyers and David Halm was named a 2009 Rising Star. Super Lawyers identifies the outstanding attorneys in more than 60 practice areas; only those who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are selected. Rising Stars are the state's top up-and-coming attorneys who have been practicing 10 years or less and are under the age of 40.
To ensure an independent assessment of the Super Lawyers selection process, research for the list is conducted by Global Strategy Group (GSG), a leading market research and consulting firms. Over 800,000 lawyers nationwide were invited to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. The nominees were evaluated by GSG considering 12 indicators such as settlements, experience, honors, education, community service and outstanding achievement. Only five percent of these top attorneys made it to the final list in San Diego.
Douglas Pettit, Shareholder, received top scores in the field of Professional Liability. Mr. Pettit has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of professional liability and civil litigation. This is Mr. Pettit's third consecutive year being honored as one of San Diego's top Professional Liability attorneys. Mr. Pettit received additional recognition in 2006, when he was named one of "San Diego's Top Attorneys" by the San Diego Daily Transcript. In 2007, Mr. Pettit was also elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in recognition of his trial experience.
Thomas Ingrassia, Shareholder and Chief Financial Officer, is recognized for the second year in a row as one of the San Diego's top Labor and Employment attorneys. Mr. Ingrassia defends employers in all forms of employment disputes and regularly counsels and trains employers with respect to employee and business management issues. Mr. Ingrassia has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for his legal ability and ethical standards.
Separately, David Halm, Managing Shareholder of the Los Angeles office, is named to the Southern California Rising Star list for the sixth consecutive year. Mr. Halm's practice includes business litigation and personal injury (defense). Less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in California are named to this list.
Founded in 2006, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz services and represents its clients in Federal and State courts throughout California from its San Diego office (11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 755-8500), and Los Angeles office (9841 Airport Boulevard, Suite 1030, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (310) 649-5772). http://www.pettitkohn.com.