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Vice President, Legislation
Jenna Leyton, Esq.
Fax: 858-755-8504
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC
11622 El Camino Real, Ste. 300
San Diego, CA 92130



Vice President, Legislation
Jenna Leyton, Esq.

Jenna Leyton is an attorney and shareholder at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, where she concentrates her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She is also a co-founder of the firm’s appellate practice group. Leyton represents a diverse spectrum of business entities, including Fortune 100 companies, government contractors, and trade associations. She regularly assists clients in enforcing appropriate employment policies and defending all forms of employment litigation, and she routinely lectures on employment law trends and developments at human resource seminars. In 2011, Leyton received the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Young Attorney award.

Leyton joined SD SHRM in 2010 and was a member of the Membership Committee during 2011. In addition to her active role in SHRM, she volunteers as a law student mentor and mock interviewer, moot court judge, and elementary school presenter for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Literacy Day and Conflict Resolution Skills Program. She has also captained several teams for the American Cancer Society’s signature Relay for Life fundraising event.

Leyton graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she received the Faculty Achievement Scholarship and D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award. Working with the Children’s Advocacy Institute, Leyton lobbied and published an article to support increased funding for California’s foster care system. She also served on the executive boards of the Women’s Law Caucus and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. Leyton completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in political economics.

In her free time, Leyton enjoys traveling, running, hiking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.


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