Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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Douglas Pettit and Thomas Ingrassia earn recognition in 2010 San Diego Super Lawyers list; Grant Waterkotte and Martin Moreno named to Southern California Rising Stars list

At Pettit Kohn, we strive to deliver great work for our clients every day.

Two Pettit Kohn attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2010 San Diego Super Lawyers; two others were included in the Southern California Rising Stars list. The San Diego Super Lawyer list includes Pettit Kohn shareholders Douglas Pettit (Professional Liability) and Thomas Ingrassia (Employment & Labor). Mr. Pettit additionally earned the distinction of being selected as one of San Diego’s 2010 Top 50 Lawyers. Pettit Kohn attorneys named to the Rising Stars list include shareholder Grant Waterkotte, (Personal Injury) and associate Martin Moreno, (Personal Injury).

Pettit Kohn CEO Andrew Kohn commented on the awards. “We at Pettit Kohn are proud of the recognition attributable to the hard work and dedication of these outstanding lawyers, and are honored to have them as members of our great team. As attorneys, we are all grateful for the opportunity to represent both our San Diego and the greater Southern California communities. At Pettit Kohn, we strive to deliver great work for our clients every day. These honors are the results of a continuous commitment to excellence by these attorneys.”

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of lawyers in California are selected.

Douglas Pettit, Shareholder & Vice President - Mr. Pettit is a founding member of Pettit Kohn and has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of professional liability and civil litigation. This is Mr. Pettit’s fourth consecutive year to be included in the San Diego Super Lawyer list and the first year to be named on the Top 50 list. 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 & Chief Financial Officer - Mr. Ingrassia defends employers in all forms of employment disputes and is a widely-acclaimed speaker who regularly counsels and trains employers with respect to employee and business management issues. A founding member of Pettit Kohn, Mr. Ingrassia has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for his legal ability and ethical standards. He has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers list for the third year in a row.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be 40 years or younger or in practice for ten years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in California are named to this list.

Grant Waterkotte, Shareholder - Mr. Waterkotte is a highly accomplished trial attorney in Southern California and has been included in this year’s Southern California Rising Stars list. Mr. Waterkotte’s practice includes personal injury (defense), retail liability, transportation law, commercial litigation and products liability.

Martin Moreno, Associate - Mr. Moreno earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Southwestern University School of Law. His practice areas include personal injury (defense) and employment and labor. Mr. Moreno’s exceptional legal talents have paved the way for him to be included in the Southern California Rising Stars 2010 list.

About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

Founded in 2006, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC services and represents its clients in Federal and State courts throughout California from its San Diego office at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 755-8500, and its Los Angeles office located at 9841 Airport Boulevard, Suite 1030, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (310) 649-5772.


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