Five Pettit Kohn Attorneys Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© 2024
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is proud to announce that San Diego litigation attorneys Ryan Nell, Shannon Finley, Christine Boisclair, Caitlin Jones, and Christine Clark have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 listing of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. They have demonstrated professional excellence in private practice and were each selected through an extensive, peer-review process highlighting the top up-and-coming legal talent in the country.
Ryan Nell is a shareholder in the San Diego office. He has been recognized for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Mr. Nell is a leader in the firm’s employment and labor group and represents California employers in both counseling and comprehensive litigation support. He speaks regularly on a wide range of topics aimed at assisting and guiding California employers in the avoidance of legal claims. His work in employment counseling and litigation defense has also led to his recognition as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers®. Ryan currently serves as the Director of Legal Education on the Board of Directors for San Diego Human Resource Forum, one of the largest HR organizations in San Diego.
Shannon Finley is a shareholder in the San Diego office and serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in Litigation – Labor and Employment. As a leader in the firm’s employment and labor group, Ms. Finley provides comprehensive litigation support to California employers as well as guidance to advise on best practices to avoid lawsuits before they arise. She is a speaker and author on issues including best hiring practices, wage and hour law, discrimination, and leaves of absence. She was recognized as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers® and received the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award from Lawyers Club of San Diego for her leadership and professionalism in the San Diego legal community. She was also recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in its 2020 and 2022 “Leaders in Law” list and 2021 – 2023 “Women of Influence in Law” list. Ms. Finley is an alumnus of the University of San Diego and most recently a recipient of USD Law School’s Rising Star Recent Alumni Award in 2022. Ms. Finley has served as President of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the largest specialty bar association in San Diego as well as an Affiliate Governor on the board of California Women Lawyers and is a graduate of the San Diego County Bar Association’s inaugural Leadership Academy program.
Christine Boisclair is a shareholder in the San Diego office and has been recognized by Best Lawyers for her work in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Ms. Boisclair represents a diverse client base in a variety of complex litigation matters focusing on the areas of premises and product liability litigation. She is a leader in the firm’s Retail and Restaurant & Hospitality groups where she has regularly secured favorable results for her clients, in all phases of the litigation process. In addition, Christine has been recognized as one of San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Stars each year since 2020.
Caitlin Jones is a shareholder in the San Diego office and has been recognized for her work in Professional Malpractice Law and Commercial Litigation. Ms. Jones is an experienced litigation and trial attorney in the firm’s Business Litigation and Professional Liability practice groups and focuses her practice on professional liability, complex business and commercial litigation, and ethics. As a trial attorney, she has tried more than a dozen jury trials and over 30 bench trials to verdict with favorable outcomes. She has successfully handled a broad range of matters representing individuals, professionals, and business clients in state and federal court.
Christine Clark has been recognized for her work in Litigation – Labor and Employment as well as Commercial Litigation. As senior counsel at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin, Ms. Clark represents large and small corporate clients and handles a wide range of employment matters focusing on the defense of employers in all aspects of employment litigation. Christine was recognized as one of the San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in 2021 – 2023 and was also honored as San Diego Defense Lawyers’ Outstanding New Lawyer in 2015. She was also recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in its 2022 “Women of Influence in Law” list and San Diego Metro Magazine’s 40 Under 40 recognition. Ms. Dixon served as a board member and President of the San Diego Defense Lawyers, is a committee co-chair for Lawyers Club of San Diego, and completed the San Diego County Bar Association’s inaugural Leadership Academy program.
The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch listing annually highlights the topmost promising attorneys in the country. Selection to this list demonstrates their outstanding professionalism and dedication to providing exceptional legal counsel. Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin congratulates Mr. Nell, Ms. Finley, Ms. Boisclair, Ms. Jones, and Ms. Clark on their continued recognition by Best Lawyers.
About Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a listing of more than 19,000 rising legal talent across 79 different practice areas. The listing highlights the most promising young lawyers in the country that have been in practice for 5 to 9 years. Recognition is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide. For more information about Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, visit their website at www.bestlawyers.com.
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, 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, and Phoenix. Learn more about Pettit Kohn at: www.pettitkohn.com