Douglas A. Pettit, Esq.

Douglas A. Pettit, Esq.: Attorney with Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC AV stamp icon
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Douglas A. Pettit has extensive trial and litigation experience in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, and professional liability. He has tried over 30 cases in California. 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 as the youngest member of the San Diego Chapter. He has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego Super Lawyers list every year since 2007 and most recently listed as one of the Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers for 2015 and 2016. Doug has been recognized by every possible “Top Attorney” list for San Diego including “San Diego’s Top Attorneys” by The Daily Transcript, the San Diego Business Journal’sInaugural Best of the Bar in 2014, the San Diego Magazine’s Best Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. Notably, Best Lawyers in America awarded Doug as Best Lawyers’ 2015 and 2018 San Diego Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. Doug is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor limited to one third of one percent of the lawyers in America.

Doug was born in New Cumberland, West Virginia, and attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, where he graduated summa cum laude with a major in Economics and a minor in English. He then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1992. Doug has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil and Trial Litigation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
858-755-8500  Phone
858-755-8504  Fax
University Attended:
Bethany College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1989
Law School Attended:
Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1992, California
ABA Lawyer’s Professional Liability Consortium; ABA Legal Malpractice Committee; American Bar Association (Healthcare, Labor and Employment, and Litigation sections); American Board of Trial Advocates, Member; American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace Chapter; American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter; Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego; The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member; San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Washington and Lee Law Council, Member

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

San Diego, California

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