Inspired by Barbara Jordan, Esq., Regina A. Petty decided to follow in her footsteps and pursue the study of law. She ended up earning a JD from Stanford University Law School in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Stanford University in 1979. Using the knowledge she gained from her education and her strong ability to speak and write, Ms. Petty spent 10 years as a partner and associate at Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye and 17 years as a partner with Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner. She joined her current practice, Fisher & Phillips LLP, in 2009, where she is experienced in labor law and multi-district and class action litigation.
The biggest challenge Ms. Petty had to overcome in her career was bias from fellow attorneys. She succeeded, however, and attributes her longevity to her skill, intellect, and ability to multitask. Furthermore, Ms. Petty has provided continued dedication to creative thinking for value-added development of labor law standards and progressively enhanced benefit to nonprofit organizations. Looking to the future, she intends to pursue more cutting-edge opportunities using her professional abilities while maintaining time management of her current practice responsibilities and family.
As a testament to her success, Ms. Petty won the Women Who Mean Business Award from the San Diego Business Journal, and is an honored member of The International Women’s Leadership Association. She is also AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed in San Diego Super Lawyers every year since its inception, among a number of other professional honors. To remain abreast of changes and advancements in her field, Ms. Petty is affiliated with the National Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association, where she formerly served as president.
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