The San Diego‐based firm of Wilson Turner Kosmo, one the largest certified women‐owned law firms in California, has elevated Parada Ornelas to partner. A civil litigator in WTK’s Product Liability and Warranty group, Ornelas began her new leadership role Jan. 1.
“Parada is an impressive leader both in and out of Wilson Turner Kosmo,” said firm partner and co-founder Claudette Wilson. “Her dedication to her clients and commitment to the inclusion and retention of women and minorities in the legal profession raises the bar for our firm, industry and community.”
Ornelas represents manufacturers in warranty claims brought under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and Magnuson-Moss Act. She also represents companies in high-stakes product liability, personal injury and wrongful death matters in federal and state courts. Since joining WTK in 2017, Parada has effectively achieved over 150 case resolutions on behalf of large-scale manufacturers and national clients.
Outside of her legal practice, Ornelas serves as the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego. Previously, she served on the PALSD Board of Directors. Ornelas is also is involved in the California Minority Counsel Program, which promotes diversity in the legal profession. Notably, she dedicates her time to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. She mentors high school students through the Crawford High School Academy of Law & Justice and law students through the PALSD Mentorship Program. She also mentors WTK’s fellows through the San Diego County Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel’s Diversity Fellowship Program.
In 2020, Ornelas was named to the Daily Transcript’s Top 40 Under 40 and San Digo Super Lawyers “Rising Star” lists. She was also a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 and Leaders in Law in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Ornelas began her career litigating complex civil actions and has extensive experience representing financial and lending institutions involved in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. She earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law and B.A. at the University of California, San Diego.
About Wilson Turner Kosmo
Wilson Turner Kosmo serves as California trial counsel for local and national companies and public institutions. The firm’s 46 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.