News & Events

4/7 – 5/2 Pettit Kohn – Collecting Books for Children at Risk

April 10, 2014

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz is excited to collaborate once again with the San Diego County Bar Association’s Children at Risk Committee to host a book drive benefitting San Diego schools that do not have well-stocked libraries.

Drop off your new or gently used books (Kindergarten through Grade 12) now through May 2nd in our San Diego office located at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, 92130.

Please feel free to share this information with your family and friends who may have books to donate; helping us reach our goal of collecting 200 books.

Feel free to contact Cathy Johnson or Lana Tiley at (858) 755-8500 for additional information or click here for a list of additional drop-off locations.

Thank you in advance for your support!

3/30/14: Women of Color in Law Spring Luncheon – Valerie Garcia Hong on Panel

March 21, 2014

Join Valerie Garcia Hong, professional liability attorney at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, as she along with her colleagues participate in The Women of Color in Law Spring Luncheon, scheduled for Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, located at 9700 La Jolla, California 92037. Panelists include Judge Tamila Ipema, Judge of the Superior Court of California, Stacie Patterson, Criminal Defense Attorney, Sabina Clorfeine, In-House Counsel for Sempra, and Katy Goshtasbi will be the moderator for the panel.

The topic will be “Leadership: Lessons Learned.

The purpose of the luncheon is to give students and attorneys an opportunity to learn about the legal community and issues that face women in the legal community, inspire, support, network and socialize. Attendees are women college students, law students, attorneys and judges of color and those who support us. In addition to judges and attorneys, representatives of the San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers’ Club and ethnic bar associations are invited to attend.

With the exception of law students, be prepared to pay cash at the door; exact change is appreciated. For students, the cost is $10.00. The child’s plate is $16.00. All others pay $30.00. Children are welcome to join us. We encourage all to attend. If you cannot afford to pay the designated amount but would like to attend, let us know. It is important to us that all interested in attending have the opportunity to do so.

On property, self-parking is free, and valet parking is $8.00. If you elect to self-park, there are shuttles from the parking lot to the ballroom.

RSVP no later than Thursday, March 27, 2014, to Include the correct spelling of your name and email address, whether you receive emails from us and whether we have the email address at which you would like to receive information. When you RSVP, let us know if you require a vegan/vegetarian or child’s plate.

Special Note for Law students:
Provide the foregoing information but do not RSVP to Rather, if you attend USD, RSVP to; and pay Kiyana Kiel in the Academic Success Resource Center; TJSL students RSVP to and pay Randy Reliford in Career Services; CWSL students RSVP to and pay in Diversity Services.

Click here to view the flyer.

3/28-3/30: Pettit Kohn Proudly Supports NCSA’s Production of Peter Pan

March 14, 2014

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz is pleased to support the 2014 production of Peter Pan, presented by the North County School of the Arts. Tickets are on sale now for performances running March 28th through March 30th at the Garfield Theater, 4120 Executive Drive, La Jolla 92037.

North County School of the Arts presents Peter Pan

North County School of the Arts is based in Encinitas, CA and serves the greater North County, San Diego area. This is where students of all ages, levels and abilities can stretch their wings, hone their skills and become comfortable in the world of theater arts.

For tickets contact: or call (760) 487-8568.  For more information, please visit their website at

Jennifer Suberlak Joins the Pettit Kohn Team

March 4, 2014

Pettit Kohn is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Suberlak as an Associate to the firm’s San Diego office.  Jennifer obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law and her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude. Jennifer’s primary focus at Pettit Kohn will be employment & labor matters.

Pettit Kohn Achieves Win on Motion for Summary Judgment

March 3, 2014

On January 24, 2014, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz brought a successful Motion for Summary Judgment for one of its large retail clients in a personal injury action in San Diego, California. Plaintiff alleged that she suffered over $100,000 in damages as a result of injuries she sustained on Defendant’s premises. Plaintiff alleged that she could no longer work as a result of the permanent physical injuries. Pettit Kohn successfully moved to have the case dismissed, arguing its client did not have notice of the dangerous condition that caused Plaintiff’s injuries. Bron E. D’Angelo represented the client on Pettit Kohn’s behalf.

Pettit Kohn Names Jenna Leyton-Jones a Shareholder

February 28, 2014

February 2014 – Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, is pleased to announce Employment Law and Appellate attorney Jenny Leyton-Jones, has been named a Shareholder, effective February 1, 2014.

View the full press release here.

Larry Jansen Joins the Pettit Kohn Team

February 24, 2014

Pettit Kohn is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Jansen as Senior Counsel to the firm’s San Diego office. Larry brings a wealth of experience to the Pettit Kohn team as an accomplished civil litigation and trial attorney. He has tried in excess of 20 bench and jury trials. Larry received his Juris Doctorate in 1979 from Southwestern University School of Law and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1976.  His primary focus at Pettit Kohn will be business and retail litigation matters.

Three Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz Shareholders Selected to 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers List

February 21, 2014

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC is pleased to announce that three Shareholders in the firm’s San Diego office have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers identified the top five percent of lawyers in Southern California based on a survey and research conducted by Thomson Reuters. Remarkably, this year marks the fourth time Douglas Pettit has been included in the Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers.

Pettit Kohn Shareholders selected for inclusion in 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers are as follows:

-Douglas A. Pettit, Professional Liability: Defense
-Thomas S. Ingrassia, Employment & Labor
-Jennifer N. Lutz, Employment Litigation: Defense

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.

View the full press release here.

San Diego Trial Attorney Andrew Kohn Elected to ABOTA

February 12, 2014

Andrew N. Kohn, Esq.February 2014 – Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, is proud to announce that CEO and shareholder Andrew N. Kohn, has been elected as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership to ABOTA is by invitation-only to trial attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional trial skills, while displaying the highest levels of professionalism, honor, and integrity. Drew will be officially inducted into ABOTA on February 27, 2014.

View the full press release here.

2/20/14 Hanging Up Your Own Shingle – Valerie Garica Hong, Esq. on Panel

February 7, 2014

Join Valerie Garcia Hong, a professional liability attorney at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, as she and her colleagues provide a FREE seminar for law students, new graduates and lawyers, offering advice on forming your own law practice and tips on avoiding legal malpractice.

Hosted by the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD) and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, this event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Moot Courtroom, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego. Panel discussion from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, followed by a networking reception from 6:30pm to 7:00pm (light appetizers and refreshments served).

Melissa J. Deleon, Esq., 2014 FALSD President & Personal Injury Lawyer at Gilliland & Burgess, will moderate the panel of attorneys that includes: Genevieve Suzuki, Esq., Family Law Attorney & Founder, Law Office of Genevieve Suzuki, and Steven C. Vosseller, Esq., Personal Injury Trial Attorney & Founder, Law Office of Steven C. Vosseller.

If interested in attending, please RSVP to or visit the FALSD website.