Attorneys from Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz attain Super Lawyers Status - Again

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Nine Pettit Kohn attorneys receive recognition from San Diego Super Lawyers 2016.

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Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, a highly accomplished civil litigation firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix, is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers list. In addition, four attorneys were named to the 2016 San Diego Rising Stars list. Only 5% of the lawyers in California are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars. Douglas Pettit and Thomas Ingrassia were ranked among the “Top 50” attorneys in San Diego. Douglas Pettit obtained his consecutive 10th year as a “Super Lawyer”, ranking in the “Top 10” of San Diego for 2015 and 2016.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research and peer nominations and evaluations. Each attorney has been evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement including: verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar and or other professional activity, pro bono and community service as a lawyer, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background, and other outstanding achievements.

Pettit Kohn attorneys and their primary practice area as categorized by Super Lawyers:

San Diego Super Lawyers

  • Douglas Pettit: Professional Liability – Defense
  • Super Lawyer since 2007
  • Top 10, 2015-2016
  • Top 50, since 2010
  • Andrew Kohn: Personal Injury General – Defense
  • Super Lawyer 2015-2016
  • Thomas Ingrassia: Employment and Labor
  • Super Lawyer 2008-2016
  • Top 50, 2016
  • Jennifer Lutz: Employee Litigation – Defense
  • Super Lawyer 2011-2016
  • Valerie Garcia Hong: Business Litigation
  • Rising Stars 2015
  • Super Lawyer 2016

San Diego Rising Stars

  • Damian Dolin: Personal Injury General – Defense
  • Rising Stars 2015-2016
  • Jenna Leyton-Jones: Employment & Labor
  • Rising Stars 2015-2016
  • Robert Ortiz: Business Litigation
  • Rising Stars 2015-2016
  • Derek Wilson: Civil Litigation – Defense
  • Rising Stars 2015-2016

Douglas A. Pettit has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, and professional liability. He has tried over 30 cases in California. His extraordinary record of favorable outcomes and exemplary client service has resulted in recognition by his peers over the years. He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2007 as the youngest member of the San Diego Chapter. He has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers list every year since 2007 and most recently ranked as one of the Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers for 2015 and 2016. Doug has been recognized by every possible “Top Attorney” list for San Diego including “San Diego’s Top Attorneys” by the The Daily Transcript, the San Diego Business Journal’s Inaugural Best of the Bar list in 2014, the San Diego Magazine’s Best Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. Notably, Best Lawyers in America awarded Doug as Best Lawyer’s 2015 San Diego Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. Doug is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor limited to one third of one percent of the lawyers in America.

Andrew Kohn, founding shareholder and the firm’s CEO, is a highly respected trial attorney with 23 years of experience litigating personal injury, product liability, and business disputes. Drew has tried more than 20 cases to verdict before a jury, and was elected as a member by ABOTA in January of 2014. Drew has also been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as “Best of the Bar” and as a “Most Admired CEO.” Additionally, he has achieved an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Thomas Ingrassia, a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor group, has been named to the San Diego Super Lawyers list for the ninth consecutive year. He defends employers in all forms of employment disputes throughout California and regularly assists clients in developing and implementing successful employment and management practices. Tom is a highly acclaimed speaker who is frequently requested to provide employment law and management training to corporate officers, managers, HR professionals, and other attorneys. Tom has achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Additionally, he has been included in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In 2013, Tom was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a Finalist for the “CFO of the Year” Award. That publication also honored Tom as being one of the “Best of the Bar” for 2014 and 2015.

Jennifer Lutz, a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor group, focuses her practice in employment litigation and counseling. Jennifer successfully represents California employers involving issues of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, defamation, trade secrets, and both individual and class action wage-and-hour claims. In addition to being an accomplished speaker and author on issues such as HR audits, wage-and-hour law, employee privacy, and leaves of absence, she regularly provides advice and training for employers. This is the sixth year in a row that Jennifer has been selected for inclusion to the San Diego Super Lawyers list. Jennifer was also nominated for The Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys Award in 2013 and the San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” in 2014 and 2015.

Valerie Garcia Hong counsels and represents professionals, small businesses,and corporate clients on professional liability, business, personal injury, and appellate matters. Valerie offers comprehensive litigation strategies individually tailored to address each client's needs and goals. Valerie was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in 2016 and "Rising Star" in 2015, awarded to only 2.5% of the lawyers in San Diego by Super Lawyers Magazine, "Best of the Bar" by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014 and 2015, and "Top Attorney" for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by the San Diego Daily Transcript (2013-2014).

Damian Dolin focuses on litigation in the areas of personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, business disputes, premises liability, and general negligence. Damian’s practice is largely devoted to the representation of individual plaintiffs who have suffered injury. Damian is well-versed in all stages of litigation and has obtained outstanding results for his clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations throughout California. Damian has obtained in excess of $10,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients over the last five years. Damian believes in an honest, direct approach to litigation. He is a tough, but fair litigator who never loses sight of his client’s goals. He is an experienced trial attorney who recognizes that most cases can and should be resolved short of trial.

Jenna H. Leyton-Jones represents a diverse spectrum of business entities in all aspects of employment litigation, including defense of claims involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes and trade secret misappropriation. She also provides counseling to employers on a variety of day-to-day employment matters, and routinely lectures on employment law trends and developments at human resource seminars. Jenna is also a co-founder of the firm’s appellate practice group. Jenna was awarded San Diego Business Journal's Best of the Bar in 2015 and this is her second year as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Robert Ortiz has extensive litigation experience representing clients involving business disputes, product liability and personal injury matters. Most recently, Robert obtained a dismissal of a wrongful death claim on behalf of a large retail client. He also assisted in securing a settlement of $680,000 for a client who was injured on the job.

Derek Wilson represents clients for personal injury and business matters. In every case, he strives to exceed client expectations from inception through trial. Derek has successfully handled lawsuits for premises liability, car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and additional claims for a broad range of clients—both individuals and companies of all sizes.

We are proud of the recognition bestowed upon our attorneys who have committed their efforts of excellence in service for our clients.

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