2023 San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin, a full-service AV-rated trial firm, is immensely proud to announce that Douglas A. Pettit has been honored with the distinction of San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year awarded by the San Diego Defense Lawyers.  The firm is grateful of the recognition bestowed on Douglas for his 30 plus years of commitment to service and advocacy excellence for his clients and for the entire San Diego defense community.  Andrew Kohn, Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin states, “I’m proud and honored to have had the opportunity to have been in business with and collaborate with Doug Pettit for what is rapidly approaching three decades of practice.  Doug is an outstanding lawyer, a tremendous litigator, and an accomplished trial lawyer, deserving of the accolades and awards he has earned throughout his career.  Doug has been as solid and dependable as a business partner as he is accomplished as a lawyer as well.  I’m grateful to have had the chance to start a firm with him, and others, almost 18 years ago, and to have been able to enjoy and share in the successes of the last two decades with him as well.  The SDDL’s recognition of Doug as the Defense Lawyer of the Year is well-deserved, for a guy that I am grateful to have as a friend and colleague.  Kudos, Cheers, and Kanpai to Doug!”  San Diego Defense Lawyers recognized Douglas A. Pettit’s achievements at their 39th Annual Installation Gala on January 27, 2024.    

Douglas A. Pettit is a Shareholder in Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin’s San Diego office.  He has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, and professional liability.  He has tried over 50 cases in California and his extraordinary record of favorable outcomes and exemplary client service has resulted in recognition by his peers over the years.  He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2007 and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent for his legal ability and ethical standards.  Most recently, Doug received the San Diego “Leaders in Law” honor by the San Diego Business Journal for his outstanding professional accomplishments in the legal field.  In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers every year since 2007 and was listed among the Top 10 in 2015, 2016, and 2023.  He has also been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants), and Commercial Litigation.  Notably, Best Lawyers named him Lawyer of the Year in San Diego for Legal Malpractice in 2015, 2018, and 2023. Douglas is also a lecturer at the University of San Diego, where he teaches a course in Experiential Advocacy.

About San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL)

SDDL is an organization of lawyers engaged in the defense of civil litigants. The objectives of this organization are: to provide a forum for mutual education through the exchange of ideas with counsel in San Diego County; to promote cordial relations among its members; to promote improved public perception of its members through service to the community; and to maintain the standards of professional conduct.

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.  Four of the firm’s shareholders are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only organization for skilled trial attorneys who have significant jury trial experience.  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 offices are in California and Arizona.

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