Pettit Kohn Announces New Shareholder Promotions for 2020

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC, a leading civil litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Shannon R. Finley and Janice Y. Walshok have been promoted to shareholders.  Both Shannon and Janice continue the tradition of premier client service and legal professionalism that are hallmarks of Pettit Kohn.

Shannon R. Finley is a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego, California office and joined Pettit Kohn in 2014.  She is a leader in the Employment Law group and represents both large and small corporate employers in the defense of claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, as well as in large-scale wage and hour class action litigation violations.  She also represents a diverse client base in the areas of retail and transportation litigation.  Shannon serves on the Lawyers Club of San Diego Board of Directors.  Most recently, she was selected to serve on the California Women Lawyers Board of Governors as the Affiliate Governor for Lawyers Club of San Diego.  She was honored by Lawyers Club with the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award in 2019 for demonstrating leadership and professionalism in the San Diego legal community.  In addition, she has been recognized as one of San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in 2019.  Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree graduating cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles and obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the University of San Diego Law School in 2013.

Janice Y. Walshok is a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego, California office and joined Pettit Kohn in 2017.  She is a leader in the Retail and Transportation group and represents large and small corporate clients in the defense of claims involving wrongful death, serious injury, and product liability.  Throughout her career, she has secured successful outcomes for clients at trial, mediation, and through dispositive motions.  Janice has successfully tried cases to verdict and has argued before the Second District Court of Appeal.  She has served as a board member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers and was recognized as one of San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2015-2019.  Janice received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2005.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 2008.

“Shannon and Janice are both exceptional attorneys.  They have demonstrated consistent hard work, outstanding client service, as well as diligence and dedication to the foundational goals of the firm,” said Drew Kohn, Pettit Kohn’s CEO and one of the founding Shareholders.  “Shannon and Janice are focused on delivering outstanding service and protecting the interests of our clients.  We are proud to recognize these two highly talented and skilled lawyers who will play a critical role in the growth and future success of the firm.  Both deserve and have earned the opportunity to fulfill a broader leadership role with the firm.  We look forward to their continuing contributions in the years ahead.”

About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC is a leading AV-rated law 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:

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