Kaufman Dolowich Voluck announced that it promoted nine of its attorneys at the beginning of the year, four of whom work in the firms California offices. San Francisco-based Ashley Klein was promoted to equity partner, Los Angeles-based John Lupton was promoted to partner, and San Francisco-based Lauren Jones and Sonoma-based Marrianne Taleghani were promoted to of counsel. In addition to serving as an equity partner, Klein is co-managing partner of Kaufman Dolowich’s San Francisco and Sonoma offices and co-chair of the real estate practice group.

Christian Nickerson, a trial attorney at Santa Monica-based Greene Broillet & Wheeler, was promoted to partner at the firm. Nickerson handles cases involving employment litigation, business litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.