Wilson Turner Kosmo Welcomes Three Litigation Associates

Wilson Turner Kosmo Welcomes Three Litigation Associates

The San Diego‐based firm of Wilson Turner Kosmo, one the largest certified women‐owned law firms in California, has added to its diverse roster of skilled business litigants with the hiring of associates Jennifer Arnold, Valerie Phan and Melissa Rose.

A member of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, Arnold represents entities, executives and employees in a myriad of business litigation, including pre‐litigation disputes, litigation, trial and appeal.

Prior to joining WTK, Arnold served as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice representing defendants in inverse condemnation, medical negligence and civil rights claims. She worked as a law clerk to Magistrate Judge Mitchell Dembin, gaining experience in consumer class actions as well as business and intellectual property disputes. She received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she later taught as an Adjunct Professor, and her B.A. from The College of William & Mary.

Phan, a member of the firm’s Business, Class Action and Employment Law practice groups, defends businesses against class actions and individual lawsuits involving consumer protection, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment and ADA accessibility violations.

She is a former judicial law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez and judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge M. James Lorenz. Phan received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Chapman University.

Phan is currently an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law.

Rose is a member of the firm’s Product Liability and Warranty practice groups. She represents manufacturers and companies in breach of warranty, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Before joining WTK, Rose was an associate at an insurance defense firm defending businesses against employee disputes and personal injury, premises liability and construction defect lawsuits. Rose received her J.D. from the USD School of Law in and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles.

During law school, she was the research editor of the San Diego Law Review and had an externship with Justice Judith McConnell in California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal.

About Wilson Turner Kosmo

Wilson Turner Kosmo serves as California trial counsel for local and national companies and public institutions. The firm’s 31 lawyers provide litigation expertise in the areas of product liability, employment law, class actions and general business litigation. Established in 1991, Wilson Turner Kosmo’s attorneys are frequently honored for their commitment to the legal profession and the San Diego community. The firm is one of the largest women‐owned law firms in California and is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms and The Supplier Clearinghouse for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission. For more information, visit www.wilsonturnerkosmo.com.