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Claudette Wilson - Top Attorney 2015: Finalist

August 2015 | Topic: Employment

Top Attorney 2015: Finalist  

Claudette G. Wilson

Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP


Law School
University of California, Davis School of Law

Major Cases
Wilson has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in a wide range of employment matters, including disability and age discrimination, wrongful termination, failure to hire, defamation, breach of contract and trade secret theft. She has sought and defended claims for injunctive relief involving trade secrets and non-compete agreements, has handled government agency hearings and trials, and argued employment issues before the California Court of Appeal and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Most recently, Wilson has been involved in defending a putative class-action pending in the Southern District of California, where plaintiffs allege that they are entitled to penalties under the Labor Code Private Attorney Generals Act for failure to provide suitable seats. The putative class is estimated to be in the tens of thousands. 

Professional Background
Wilson has been a partner with the firm since its founding in 1991 and leads the Employment Law Practice Group. Wilson has been representing companies in employment litigation for more than 30 years. Her litigation practice includes both wage and hour class-actions and single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other employment-related matters. She regularly counsels employers on employment-related issues, including avoiding claims, reductions in force, disciplinary actions and terminations.

Wilson represents businesses of all sizes and in a wide variety of industry sectors. Wilson was named one of San Diego’s Best Attorneys in 2014 by San Diego Metropolitan magazine. Wilson was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2007 to 2015), labor and employment law specialties and honored to be selected 2012 San Diego Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year. Wilson was also named one of San Diego's Top Employment Lawyers by The Daily Transcript in 2005 to 2010 and 2012. Wilson was designated as a Super Lawyer from 2007 through 2015 (Top 10 and Top 25 lists), chosen as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers overall in San Diego County in 2008 and 2009, and selected as one of the Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in San Diego from 2007 to 2014.

Professional Affiliations
Wilson is a past president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego Chapter and is on the Executive Committee, and a Master in the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.  In addition, Wilson is member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego and California Women Lawyers Association.