Six Pettit Kohn Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

PRESS RELEASE – Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz Attorneys Named to 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers and Southern California Rising Stars

Douglas Pettit, Thomas Ingrassia and Jennifer Lutz were selected for inclusion in 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers; Grant Waterkotte, Eric De Wames, and Kelly Douglas were selected for inclusion in 2012 Southern California Rising Stars.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz is pleased to announce that three attorneys in the firm’s San Diego office, Douglas Pettit, Thomas Ingrassia and Jennifer Lutz, were selected for inclusion in 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers®, and three attorneys in its Los Angeles office, Grant Waterkotte, Eric De Wames and Kelly Douglas, were included in the 2012 Southern California Rising Stars.

San Diego Super Lawyers:

Douglas A. Pettit is a founding shareholder of the firm’s Professional Liability and Business Litigation groups. He has over 20 years of trial and litigation experience handling complex litigation matters and professional negligence claims. He represents clients in a variety of areas including business litigation, professional liability, personal injury, healthcare, and product liability. Doug was further honored by his selection as one of San Diego’s “Top 50” attorneys for the second time.

Thomas S. Ingrassia is a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor group. Tom has a well deserved reputation for providing straightforward business-centric management counseling and for achieving outstanding results for employers in all forms of employment disputes. He is a widely-acclaimed speaker who regularly trains and counsels employers with respect to employee and business management issues.

Jennifer N. Lutz is a founding shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor group. She regularly assists her clients in developing and enforcing appropriate employment practices and policies, investigating claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and defending all forms of employment litigation.

Super Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of lawyers in California are selected. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Southern California Rising Stars:

Grant D. Waterkotte is a shareholder in the firm’s Transportation and Business Litigation groups. As a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, he is widely recognized as a skilled trial attorney. Grant successfully represents clients in a variety of areas including transportation law, retail liability, personal injury (defense), employment law, commercial litigation and product liability.

Eric H. De Wames, a shareholder in the firm, heads Pettit Kohn’s Employment & Labor practice in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. He represents a diverse spectrum of business entities in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination.

Kelly M. Douglas is an associate in the firm’s Civil Litigation and Retail groups. She has extensive experience handling diverse civil litigation matters, and has served as lead counsel on both jury trials and appeals. Kelly defends clients in a variety of areas including premises liability, product liability, and personal injury disputes.

Southern California Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys. To be eligible for inclusion, a candidate must be 40 years or younger, or in practice for ten years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in California are named to this list.

About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

Founded in 2006, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC is a law firm that knows how to achieve successful results. The firm’s commitment to a client-centered approach has generated both extraordinarily positive client relationships and routinely successful results in the courtroom. Pettit Kohn’s practice areas include: Appellate, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation & Trials, Employment & Labor counseling and litigation defense, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, Transactional & Business Services, and Transportation. The firm’s list of clients includes professionals, small to mid-size firms, and fortune 100 companies. Pettit Kohn is regionally located with offices in San Diego – 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 755-8500, and Los Angeles – 9841 Airport Boulevard, Suite 1030, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (310) 649-5772. For more information visit the firm’s website at http://www.pettitkohn.com.

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