Pettit Kohn Recognized in 2023 “Best Law Firms” By U.S. News & World Report for Eleventh Consecutive Year

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is proud to announce their recognition in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms” which recognizes the most elite firms across the nation.  The firm received “Metropolitan Tier 1” rankings for Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment in San Diego.  This is Pettit Kohn’s eleventh consecutive year of recognition by U.S. News & World Report.  In addition to the firm’s “Best Law Firms” recognition, Shareholder Douglas Pettit was also honored by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” 2023 in San Diego for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants.  This is his third “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in the last ten years, having previously received this honor both in 2015 and 2018.  This is a practice area in which he has earned recognition since 2012.

Pettit Kohn also received a “Metropolitan Tier 2” ranking in Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.  In addition, the firm received a “Metropolitan Tier 3” ranking in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

For a firm to be eligible for a ranking in “Best Law Firms,” they must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which represents an exclusive award presented to only the top 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States.  Pettit Kohn proudly has six attorneys recognized for this honor:  Douglas Pettit, Andrew Kohn, Thomas Ingrassia, Jennifer Lutz, Matthew Smith, and Janice Walshok have been included in this list.  

Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently superior ratings from clients and peers.  Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.  Achieving a tiered ranking also affirms an exceptional combination of quality law service with in-depth legal expertise.

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About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  The 2023 rankings incorporate more than 12.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from over 22,000 firms.  To be eligible for a 2023 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.

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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 Pettit Kohn at: