John Klinedinst Named to SD 500 List for 2020

The San Diego Business Journal has featured Klinedinst Founder and Chief Executive Officer John D. Klinedinst in the 2020 San Diego 500. The San Diego 500 is an annual list of influential business and civic leaders making lasting changes in the regional economy.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The San Diego Business Journal has featured Klinedinst Founder and CEO John D. Klinedinst in the 2020 edition of San Diego 500: The Book of Influential Business Leaders. The distinction is reserved for chief executives and business leaders who are key players in the San Diego business industries.

This annual San Diego 500 features legends in the San Diego business community from a wide range of industries, including defense, manufacturing, service providers, financial and technology firms, life sciences, and real estate companies. Mr. Klinedinst is one of the few law firm leaders singled out for inclusion.

John D. Klinedinst
John D. Klinedinst

Mr. Klinedinst launched Klinedinst in 1983. He built a practice focused on representing clients in professional liability, business litigation, and intellectual property disputes. Today, the firm has nearly 140 employees in five offices spanning the West Coast, and features an interconnected network of litigators, trial attorneys, transactional lawyers, and probate professionals.

Klinedinst has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in previous years for his contributions to the business community, as well as the regional economy. In 2019, he was named winner of the Most Admired CEO Award, which he previously won in 2017 and 2011. The recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV®-Preeminent™ rating, Klinedinst was named Best of the Bar (2014) for his litigation and trial work. He has also been featured in Super Lawyers® since the publication began reviewing attorneys in San Diego back in 2007.

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. The publication’s regular lists provide comprehensive data and statistics on top-ranked San Diego businesses and their decision-makers. They focus on changes and innovations in companies and individuals across all industries.

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About Klinedinst

Klinedinst has become the go-to firm for clients across California, across the West, and across the globe. Our litigators, trial attorneys, and transactional lawyers guide clients through every problem, finding solutions at every turn. The firm serves clients from offices in IrvineLos AngelesSacramentoSan Diego, and Seattle. Whether representing businesses in court, helping negotiate transactions, or handling matters in state, federal, or appellate courts, Klinedinst attorneys help to get the job done.