Eight partners from the San Diego-based law firm of Wilson Turner Kosmo were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Partners Meryl C. Maneker and Claudette G. Wilson received the highest overall peer-feedback and were named “Lawyer of the Year” in San Diego for their respective practice specialties. The complete list of WTK Best Lawyers honorees include:
- Michael S. Kalt: Litigation – Labor and Employment
- Lois M. Kosch: Litigation – Labor and Employment
- Frederick W. Kosmo Jr.: Commercial Litigation
- Meryl C. Maneker: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (Lawyer of the Year)
- Vickie E. Turner: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
- Claudette G. Wilson: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management (Lawyer of the Year)
- Robin A. Wofford: Litigation – Labor and Employment
- Leonid M. Zilberman: Litigation – Labor and Employment
Three WTK associates were also recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, honoring attorneys earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence. The WTK attorneys named Ones to Watch include: Loleena Ansari May (Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment), Elizabeth Chiba Rein (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants) and Theresa M. Wynne (Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment).
Since its first publishing in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally recognized as the definitive resource of legal excellence worldwide. Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America is considered an outstanding honor as it is based solely on a peer-review methodology designed to capture the consensus of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas.
The WTK lawyers will be featured online at bestlawyers.com, in the regional Southern California’ Best Lawyers 2021 publication and The Best Lawyers in America book. Best Lawyers results are searchable by lawyer name, firm, region and/or practice area at bestlawyers.com.
About Wilson Turner Kosmo
Wilson Turner Kosmo serves as California trial counsel for local and national companies and public institutions. The firm’s 41 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.