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Senior Counsel Phillip E. Stephan Announces Candidacy for Director of Lawyers Club of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Senior Counsel Phillip E. Stephan has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Club of San Diego. There are five “at-large” director positions up for election of the respected bar organization, whose mission is to advance the status of women in the law and society.

Phillip E. Stephan

Mr. Stephan has been an active member for the past six years, serving as part of the Bench Bar Committee and the Trial Advocacy Committee. He came to know Lawyers Club of San Diego through his work with the San Diego County Bar Association, where he previously chaired the Business & Corporate Section. Mr. Stephan has taken the step to focus his time and energy in leading and furthering the advocacy work of Lawyers Club.

“Lawyers Club not only advocates for its fundamental mission of advancing the status of women in the law and society, but also advocates to promote the core values that define Lawyers Club: equality, inclusion, and civility,” said Mr. Stephan. “Lawyers Club strives to bring all of us together using the basic principle of humanity – women’s rights are human rights, and the core values that underlie Lawyers Club’s mission show that Lawyers Club fights for all of us in the San Diego legal community, as well as in society at large… now is not the time to rest on our laurels – now is the time to capitalize on that momentum, and strengthen Lawyers Club as a core institution the community turns to for advocacy and leadership.”

Mr. Stephan is a respected member of Klinedinst’s Professional Liability, Employment, and Business and Commercial Litigation practice groups. In addition to representing lawyers and other professionals, he has represented startup and established companies, providing counsel regarding corporate governance, capital acquisition, contract drafting, strategic management, litigation, risk management, and intellectual property.

“Klinedinst encourages every one of its team members to give back to the community, and Phil is the perfect example of that spirit,” said Heather L. Rosing, CEO of Klinedinst and a proud member of Lawyers Club of San Diego. “Phil’s commitment to the legal profession, his integrity, and his professionalism make him a tremendous addition to the Lawyers Club board, and we fully support him and his candidacy.”

Outside of Lawyers Club of San Diego, Mr. Stephan is an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego Defense Lawyers, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Welsh Inn of Court, and San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. He has a wealth of experience establishing comprehensive growth and business development plans, as well as presenting strategic option models for implementation.

Online voting for the Board of Directors lasts through May 1, 2022 at 5:00pm Pacific. Members of Lawyers Club of San Diego can vote online by logging in to the LCSD Election website or via a downloadable PDF ballot, and all Lawyers Club members are eligible to vote.

To learn more about Mr. Stephan and his background, download his full candidate statement or review his full biography at

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