Five Wilson Turner Kosmo Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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Five Wilson Turner Kosmo Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Five partners from the San Diego-based firm of Wilson Turner Kosmo, who were selected by their peers, are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. They include: Claudette G. Wilson, Vickie E. Turner, Meryl C. Maneker, Michael S. Kalt and Lois M. Kosch.

For nearly 40 years, Best Lawyers has recognized top legal talent through extensive peer-review evaluations.

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their legal industry peers for their legal excellence in over 140 practice areas. For the 2020 edition, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, resulting in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers—or about 5% of lawyers in private practice in the U.S.


Wilson has been recognized by the peer-review guide since 2007 and was named “Lawyer of the Year in 2019. For the 2020 edition, she was again named by Best Lawyers in the areas of employment law-management and labor law-management. Also a long-time recipient of the Best Lawyers honor, Turner, who has been selected each year since 2010, was recognized in the area of product liability litigation-defendants.


This year marks the third year in a row that Maneker has been included in Best Lawyers for her class-action defense practice. Recognized by Best Lawyers each year since 2014, Kalt was again named to the annual publication for his litigation practice that’s centered on labor and employment law. Kosch was also recognized by her peers for her labor and employment litigation practice.

The attorneys will be featured online at, in the regional Southern California’ Best Lawyers 2020 publication and The Best Lawyers in America book. The Best Lawyers in America results are searchable by lawyer name, firm, region and/or practice area at

About Wilson Turner Kosmo

Wilson Turner Kosmo serves as California trial counsel for local and national companies and public institutions. The firm’s 35 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