David J. Byassee Joins Klinedinst Irvine as Senior Counsel

David J. Byassee has joined Klinedinst’s Irvine office as Senior Counsel. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Byassee brings his legal skills to the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice groups.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – Klinedinst is pleased to announce that David J. Byassee has joined the Irvine office as a Senior Counsel. A seasoned trial attorney with a proven record of transferring and mitigating risk, Mr. Byassee has successfully tried multi-million dollar claims to verdict and is a go-to attorney for rapid response on high exposure matters.

David J. Byassee
David J. Byassee

Mr. Byassee has built a respected practice on the litigation and trial of complex claims. He has been managing teams of trial attorneys in private practice and as staff counsel for a Fortune 100 company since 2016. Significant components of David’s practice include defense of liability claims involving a gig economy ridesharing company, defense of other commercial transportation claims involving emerging vehicle technology, defense of commercial premises liability claims, prosecution and defense of construction contract and defect claims, defense of toxic tort claims, and prosecution of subrogation large loss commercial property claims. He also works closely with local businesses on strategic planning, contract drafting, and real estate matters.

Mr. Byassee is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV®-Preeminent™, the highest possible rating that can be awarded based on attorney peer reviews and judicial reviews for legal ability and ethics.

Locally, Mr. Byassee serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of the Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) and is a member of the Insurance Law Committee with that organization. He also participates in the Orange County Bar Association and San Juan Capistrano Rotary.

“David is a longtime friend of the firm, and an incredible addition to our Irvine-based team,” said Kevin Gramling, Managing Shareholder of Klinedinst’s Irvine office. “His experience and sophistication in business and liability matters are ideal for the types of clients we service across California. David will thrive with the support, and will be a true champion for our clients for many years to come.”

Klinedinst PC is pleased to welcome Mr. Byassee to the firm. To learn more about his background and achievements, please visit:

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Klinedinst is the go-to firm for clients looking for litigation, trial experience, transactional representation, and legal counsel.  The firm’s offices in Irvine, Los AngelesSacramentoSan Diego, and Seattle service the entire West Coast. What sets Klinedinst apart is the relationship our attorneys foster with each and every client. Klinedinst lawyers are indispensable strategic partners to business leaders, helping to achieve business objectives and create proactive solutions to resolve the many legal challenges that businesses are confronted with every day.  Whether vigorously advocating for business clients in court, or guiding business transactions and negotiations, Klinedinst is the trusted legal advisor to have by your side.