John D. Klinedinst Honored in 2020 Edition of San Diego 500

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The San Diego Business Journal has featured Klinedinst Founder and CEO John D. Klinedinst in 2020 San Diego 500: The Most Influential People in San Diego.

The San Diego 500 is the market’s most comprehensive listing of business community leaders in the San Diego area and is chosen on editorial merit alone. The list, selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom, includes executives and experts in their field, who have established, or are currently managing, significant companies.

Mr. Klinedinst is joined on the list by leaders in a wide range of industries including business services, finance, health and science, technology, wealth management, and other icons in the business community. 

Within San Diego, Mr. Klinedinst and the firm give back significantly to various organizations. He has is an active member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego/Tijuana Sister Cities Society, and the San Diego Dialogue. He also served on the board of the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties. The firm also regularly sponsors local trade groups, environmental organizations, humane societies, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the YMCA, and other worthwhile charities throughout California. 

This year alone, the firm has been a major sponsor of many worthwhile organizations, including the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, San Diego County Bar Foundation, Lambda Legal, Association of General Contractors, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Building Industry Association of San Diego, California Bar Foundation, California Women Lawyers, and the National Association of Women Judges. Klinedinst PC is also an active supporter in programs in conjunction with the San Diego County Bar Association, particularly those programs dedicated to increasing both civility in the legal profession and pro bono service. The firm spends tens of thousands of dollars each year in supporting these kinds of efforts for the purpose of improving the diversity of the profession and improving all communities’ access to justice. 

San Diego Business Journal is one of the preeminent sources of business news and information on San Diego County’s companies, industries and business people. In 2020. Mr. Klinedinst led the firm as it quickly pivoted to a completely remote working environment. Klinedinst’s vision of being at the forefront of new technologies and information systems allowed for enhanced security and efficiency throughout the COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally, Mr. Klinedinst continued to spearhead the business development efforts of the firm, helping it thrive even in this uncertain economic environment.

Mr. Klinedinst has been honored by the San Diego Business Journal in previous years for his contributions to the business community, as well as the regional economy. He has been included in the San Diego 500 list every year of the list’s publication. The San Diego Business Journal has also named him Finalist or Winner of its Most Admired CEO award seven times since 2008.

Klinedinst PC congratulates Mr. Klinedinst on this terrific distinction. To learn more about Mr. Klinedinst, please visit:

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About Klinedinst

Klinedinst is the go-to firm for clients looking for litigation, trial experience, transactional representation, and legal counsel.  The firm’s offices in Los AngelesSacramentoSan DiegoIrvine, 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.