Three Pettit Kohn Shareholders Recognized as Top Attorneys by San Diego Metro Magazine

San Diego Metro Magazine released its annual list of “Top Attorneys.”  Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is proud to announce that three of its shareholders – Douglas Pettit, Jennifer Lutz, and Shannon Finley – were recognized among San Diego’s top lawyers.  The honorees were selected for their outstanding professional accomplishments in the legal field as well as their involvement in the San Diego community.

Douglas Pettit is a founding shareholder and has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, and professional liability.  He is a widely acclaimed speaker who is frequently invited to speak to private firms, other attorneys, and professional business organizations throughout California, providing guidance on ethics, professional liability, and professional malpractice.  Additionally, he serves as a lecturer for the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course in Experiential Advocacy. 

Doug has successfully 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, a premier national organization comprised of highly accomplished civil trial attorneys who have demonstrated excellent trial skills. In addition, he has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent for his legal ability and ethical standards and is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor limited to one third of one percent of the lawyers in America.  He has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers every year since 2007 and was listed among the Top 10 and Top 50 lists.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants), and Commercial Litigation. Notably, he was selected as Best Lawyers’ 2015 and 2018 San Diego Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.  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

Jennifer Lutz is a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Department. Her litigation career spans over two decades, developing a strong reputation as one of San Diego’s premier and go-to employment law attorneys for both employment litigation and employment counseling.  She represents a broad spectrum of clients and prominent companies, defending and advising on their most complex and important employment related legal issues.  She has an extraordinary record of favorable outcomes and successes in a variety of cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. 

Jennifer is a widely sought out author and speaker – frequently invited to provide employment practices and employee management training and guidance on issues such as wage and hour law, employee privacy, and leaves of absence. In addition, she serves as an employment law instructor for the UC San Diego Extension.  She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for her work in both Employment Law – Management and in Labor and Employment Litigation. Super Lawyers named her as one of San Diego’s Top 25 Women Lawyers in 2020 and she was also included in the San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and Women of Influence in Law.

Shannon Finley is a shareholder focusing her practice on employment law and personal injury defense.  She represents California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in between.  She also provides guidance to employers, advising on best practices to avoid lawsuits before they arise.  She is a speaker and author on issues that include best hiring practices, wage and hour law, discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media.  Shannon was recognized as a “Women of Influence in Law” and also “Leaders in Law” by the San Diego Business Journal and has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list since 2019.  She was also honored by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© in 2021 and 2022 for her work in Labor & Employment Litigation.  She currently serves as President-elect of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the largest specialty bar association in San Diego which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin congratulates Doug, Jennifer, Shannon, and all attorneys listed among San Diego Metropolitan’s 2022 “Top Lawyers in San Diego.”

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 the firm at