The civil litigation law firm Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC has named Cassandra Mougin, Christina Bernstein, Jeffrey Miyamoto and Valerie Garcia Hong as shareholders in its San Diego office.
“Through their hard work, dedication, their collective and individual commitments to the goals of our clients and the firm alike, and through their contributions toward the culture and success of our firm, each has earned, and each has accepted, invitations to become shareholders,” says Pettit Kohn’s CEO Andrew Kohn. “The position of shareholder is hard-earned, and comes with great responsibilities. We are all excited about the prospects of great things to come for this excellent and talented team.”
Mougin has been a litigator for more than 10 years and is a member of the firm’s diversity committee. Her practice focuses on premises liability, professional malpractice, real estate, and business litigation.
She is a member of the California Minority Counsel Program and works with several other organizations to enhance the rights and opportunities of minorities.
Bernstein specializes in professional liability, complex commercial litigation and product liability cases. With nearly 15 years of litigation experience, she handles a wide range of litigation matters, including contract based disputes, claims for breach of warranty, and other tort actions.
Bernstein is a co-founder of the firm’s appellate practice group.
Miyamoto has more than 15 years of experience representing corporate and individual clients involving professional liability, business litigation, and personal injury matters.
His recent victories include the successful defenses of four separate malicious prosecution actions (all brought against attorneys and law firms), where the trial court in each case granted anti-SLAPP motions in favor of his clients.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Challenge Center, a nonprofit that provides skilled physical therapy services to individuals with severe mobility disorders.
Hong has successfully represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 100 companies involving professional liability, unfair business practices, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract claims.
She is a co-founder of the firm’s appellate practice group. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, where she teaches litigation skills with the STEPPS Program.