Finalist

Jenna Leyton

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

Jenna Leyton is an associate at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, where she concentrates her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She is also a co-founder of the firm’s appellate practice group. Leyton represents a diverse spectrum of business entities, including Fortune 100 companies, government contractors and trade associations. She regularly assists clients in enforcing appropriate employment policies and defending all forms of employment litigation, and she routinely lectures on employment law trends and developments at human resource seminars. Prior to joining Pettit Kohn, Leyton practiced special education law, helping students with disabilities obtain appropriate services and accommodations from their school districts. 

In 2011, Leyton completed her term as an associate member of the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court, and was recently appointed the Vice President of Legislation for the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management. She volunteers as a law student mentor and mock interviewer, moot court judge, and elementary school presenter for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Literacy Day and Conflict Resolution Skills Program. Leyton has also captained several teams for the American Cancer Society’s signature Relay for Life fundraising event. 

Leyton graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was named to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she received the Faculty Achievement Scholarship and D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award. Working with the Children’s Advocacy Institute, Leyton lobbied and published an article to support increased funding for California’s foster care system. She also served on the executive boards of the Women’s Law Caucus and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. Leyton completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in political economics.

Leyton enjoys traveling, running, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband, Dustin Jones, who was also nominated as a 2011 Young Attorney.

 


 

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2011

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2011 Finalists

Judge

Oleg Cross

Cross Law Group

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Anna Romanskaya

Stark & D'Ambrosio LLP

Practicing 1-2 years

Andrew Botros

Law Office of James D. Scott

Andrew Custer

Foley & Lardner LLP

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Francis DiGiacco

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Brittanie McCloskey

Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

JP Roach

Hughes Marino

Joe Villaseñor

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Practicing 3-5 years

Amanda Allen

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Alissa Bjerkhoel

California Innocence Project, California Western School of Law

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Jenny Bratt

DLA Piper LLP

Laura Buckley

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Robert Chambers, II

McClellan Law Firm

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Craig Countryman

Fish & Richardson

AnneElise Goetz

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Catherine Hanna

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Ryan Harris

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

Jenna Leyton

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

Joseph McMullen

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Julie Park

Morrison & Foerster

Matthew Riopelle

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kristin Rizzo

Rizzo Law Firm

Jason Ross

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Andrea Russell

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Michelle Schill

Martinez & Schill LLP

Kirsten Solberg

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Robert Williams

DLA Piper LLP

Practicing 6-7 years

Alyson Amerson

Doyle Lowther LLP

Ilona Antonyan

The Law Office of Ilona Antonyan, APC

Jimmy Cheng

Qualcomm

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Ariel Javier

Law Office of Ariel A. Javier

Dan Kehr

Kehr Law

Brooke Kim

DLA Piper LLP

Chris Lawson

San Diego District Attorney's Office

Kate Mangan

Mayer Mangan

Megan Mazza

Allen Matkins

Ashley Palmer

Robbins Umeda LLP

Rachel Scatizzi

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brett Schreiber

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jason Sheinberg

San Diego Law Firm

Sean Stapleton

Alere Inc.

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

David Zachry

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 14
Nominations Close: October 26
Nominees Announced: November 2
Finalists Notified: November 4
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Publication Date: December 21

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Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.