Litigation Attorneys Shannon Finley & Rachel Albert Win Summary Judgment on Employment Law Case in Los Angeles Superior Court

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin litigation attorneys Shannon R. Finley and Rachel E. Albert successfully obtained a summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of both a family medical practice business and a supervisor for that practice.

Plaintiff initially brought suit against his former employer alleging various claims including discrimination, harassment, violation of rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and wrongful termination. Claims were also brought against the supervisor as an individual.

Ms. Finley and Ms. Albert thoughtfully constructed a motion for summary judgment to demonstrate that Plaintiff could not produce any triable issues of material fact to support his claims. In addition, they established that the supervisor could not be held for individual liability for any management decisions that were allegedly considered to be discriminatory or harassing. Thus, the court granted summary judgment in favor of the client and Plaintiff’s claims against both Defendants were dismissed.  

About Shannon Finley

Shannon R. Finley is a shareholder in Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC’s San Diego office.  She focuses her practice on the defense of clients against personal injury and premises liability matters as well as employment law matters, representing California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in between.  She also provides guidance to employers, advising on best practices to avoid lawsuits before they arise.  She is a speaker and author on issues that include best hiring practices, wage and hour law, discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media.  Shannon was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women of Influence in Law” and “Leaders in Law” and has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list since 2019.  She was also honored by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© in 2021-2023 for her work in Labor & Employment Litigation.

About Rachel Albert

Rachel Albert is an associate in Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on employment and labor counseling and litigation. She represents a diverse spectrum of California employers, helping them manage the day-to-day issues arising in the employment context, craft and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance, and navigate the litigation process.  Rachel earned her J.D. degree at the Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She is also a graduate of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law – Mediating the Litigated Case™ program. She is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California.

About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC is a leading AV-rated, full-service trial firm with expertise in litigating and resolving civil matters in both state and federal courts.  The firm represents clients in the areas of Appellate, Business Litigation, Community Association Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate Litigation, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, Transactional & Business Services, Transportation, and Trial & Civil Litigation.  Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions, and individuals.  Pettit Kohn is located in California and Arizona with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.  Learn more about the firm at