Five Pettit Kohn Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is proud to announce that San Diego attorneys Douglas Pettit, Andrew Kohn, Thomas Ingrassia, Jennifer Lutz, and Matthew Smith have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2021 listing of The Best Lawyers in America.  They have each been selected as leading attorneys in their areas of practice.

Douglas Pettit has been included in the Best Lawyers listing each year since 2011.  This year he was recognized for his work in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.  Notably, Mr. Pettit was named the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants both in 2015 and 2018.  Mr. Pettit has achieved the highest rating accomplishment of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having tried over 50 cases to verdict in California.

Andrew Kohn has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Insurance Law.  Mr. Kohn is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was recently elevated in rank to Associate.  He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent for his legal ability and ethical standards. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers® list.

Thomas Ingrassia has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Employment Law – Management each year since 2013.  Additionally, Mr. Ingrassia has been recognized for his work in Labor and Employment Litigation.  Tom is co-chair of the firm’s employment and labor group and has also achieved an AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for professional excellence and ethical standards.  He has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers® list every year since 2008 and has repeatedly been recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ Top 50 attorneys in San Diego.

Jennifer Lutz has been recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in both Employment Law – Management and for her work in Labor and Employment Litigation. Ms. Lutz is a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s employment and labor group.  She is a speaker and author on issues such as wage and hour law, employee privacy, and leaves of absence, and also provides advice and training to employers on a full range of employment law issues.  Ms. Lutz was recently recognized by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego.

Matthew Smith has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Commercial Litigation.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including trials, arbitrations, and mediations.  Mr. Smith represents individuals and business clients and has served as lead or co-counsel in more than a dozen trials and arbitrations.  He has achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and high ethical standards.

Best Lawyers annually highlights the country’s top legal talent.  Recognition is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on an attorney by his or her peers.  Selection to this listing is a testament to their superior abilities, legal professionalism, and high integrity.  Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin congratulates Mr. Pettit, Mr. Kohn, Mr. Ingrassia, Ms. Lutz, and Mr. Smith for their recognition in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America listing.

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About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC is a leading AV-rated 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, Civil & Trial Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate Litigation, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, Transactional & Business Services, and Transportation.  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: