— Carolina Bravo-Karimi and Emily Fox were elected partners at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, effective January 1. Bravo-Karimi and Fox, both 2008 graduates of the University of San Diego School of Law, began their new roles at the largest women-owned law firm in both San Diego and California.

“The partners at Wilson Turner Kosmo are thrilled to have Carolina and Emily join our partnership,” said firm partner and co-founder Claudette Wilson.

A member of the firm’s employment law practice group, Bravo-Karimi represents and advises employers on a diverse array of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment as well as wage and hour litigation. She is also active in the local legal community, serving as the president of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, on the Law Alumni Board for the USD School of Law and as outreach chair for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Women and Families Resource Fair. She is fluent in Spanish, Farsi and Italian.

A member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group since 2013, Fox represents and provides counsel to employers of all sizes across the varying areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage and hour practices. Beyond her legal practice, Fox serves as president of Camp San Diego, an organization aimed at preparing local youth for life by finding their spark and voice through environmental, camp, teen service and leadership programs. She also serves as Outreach Chair for the SDVLP’s Women and Families Resource Fair.

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Speaking of Wilson Turner, partner Vickie Turner will be presented the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award by the USD School of Law. Turner, a 1982 USD Law graduate, is one of 10 alumni who will be honored by USD at the annual Alumni Honors gala on April 28.

Turner, a complex litigation attorney for over 35 years, is an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law and California Western School of Law. She serves on the USD School of Law’s Board of Visitors and annually funds a scholarship to support diversity in law students. In 2009, she received the school’s Distinguished Alumni award. Created in 1995, the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Awards are named for USD’s first president Author E. Hughes, who oversaw the consolidation of San Diego’s College for Women and College for Men less than a year into his leadership.

She was honored by The Salvation Army as a “Wonder Woman” in 2018. During her career, Turner has served on the executive boards of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, National Bar Association, National Bar Institute, San Diego County Bar Association and San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program.