Three Fisher Phillips San Diego Attorneys Included in 2013 San Diego Super Lawyers
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 10, 2013) – Fisher Phillips is pleased to announce that three of its San Diego attorneys, founding partner Chris Hoffman, and partners David Monks and Regina Petty, have been selected for inclusion in this year’s 2013 San Diego Super Lawyers. All three attorneys' practice areas focus on labor and employment law counseling and litigation, and business litigation.
Super Lawyers rates exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional accomplishments. The multiphase rating process combines independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, with each candidate evaluated on 12 different indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selections are completed on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published list represents the top five percent of the lawyers in the state.
Chris Hoffman is the founding and managing partner of the San Diego office. He represents employers in matters ranging from wage-and-hour class action litigation to traditional labor matters. Hoffman also counsels clients regarding practical and proactive solutions to their employment issues. He regularly assists employers to draft and enforce arbitrations agreements, and successfully argued one of the most often cited decision from the California Supreme Court in this area, Little v. Auto Stiegler. Chris also frequently presents workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics to national trade associations as well as local clients. He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2008.
David Monks counsels employers on a wide variety of matters, including employee discipline and termination, wage-and-hour issues, disability accommodation protocols, family and medical leave issues, investigations of harassment and other misconduct, and independent contractor issues. He has substantial experience defending employers and managers against lawsuits and administrative claims involving discrimination, harassment, defamation, breach of contract, and violations of wage-and-hour laws. As an avid proponent of proactive training and compliance, he presents training seminars on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace, workplace investigations, wage-and-hour compliance, disability management and accommodation, and other areas.
Regina Petty practices in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and is experienced in multi-district and class action litigation. She advises employers and public agency boards and handles litigation for private and public employers. She successfully argued Jones v. The Lodge at Torrey Pines Partnership (2008) 42 Cal.4th 1158 before the California Supreme Court, a case noted on Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin's top ten list of most significant cases and trends for the Fair Employment and Housing Act's fiftieth anniversary. Regina is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association and a former member of the board of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. She has been named one of the Los Angeles Daily Journal's Top 75 Women Litigators in California and one of the San Diego Daily Transcript's Top Ten attorneys in both the labor and employment and business litigation categories. Petty is also a recipient of the San Diego Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Award and she was honored by the Stanford University Black Community Services Center with its Legacy Award.