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.
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.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.