Douglas A. "Doug" Pettit

Douglas A. "Doug" Pettit


Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC

Recognized since 2011

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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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 50 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 and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. 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’s Inaugural Best of the Bar in 2014, the San Diego Magazine’s Top 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 is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he teaches a course in Experiential Advocacy.

Location

  • 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92130

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Washington and Lee University , J.D., graduated 1992
  • Bethany College, BA, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California, ABA Legal Malpractice Committee
  • California, San Diego County Bar Association
  • California, The State Bar of California

Affiliations

  • San Diego County Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of California - Member
  • Washington and Lee Law Council - Member
  • ABA Lawyer's Professional Liability Consortium - Member
  • ABA Legal Malpractice Committee - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace Chapter - Member
  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter - Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego - Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, San Diego (2023)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, San Diego (2018)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, San Diego (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America 2011-2020 | Named 2015, 2018 San Diego Legal Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year”
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014, 2015, 2016
  • San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2016-2020
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys 2006, 2011, 2014
  • San Diego Super Lawyers Top 10 2015, 2016 | Top 50 2010, 2012-2017, 2020
  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2007-2020

Publications

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