John D. Klinedinst Named Finalist for CEO of the Year by San Diego Business Journal

SAN DIEGO – Klinedinst Founder and CEO John D. Klinedinst has been named a finalist for the 2020 CEO of the Year Award by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). The award recognizes top-tier chief executives in San Diego for their outstanding professional achievements and their contributions to the community.

Every year, the San Diego Business Journal conducts an extensive survey of San Diego firms to identify outstanding and highly-revered CEOs. After collecting nominations for the CEO of the Year, the San Diego Business Journal evaluates all submissions and then publishes its list of finalists for the award.

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John D. Klinedinst

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.

Mr. 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 CEO of the Year Award, and he previously was named Most Admired CEO in 2017 and 2011.

“John is a recognized leader in the legal and business communities,” said Art Moreau, Chief Operating Officer of Klinedinst PC. “It is through his extraordinary efforts and support that Klinedinst PC has seen continued success and a continuing impact in the legal profession.”

Mr. Klinedinst founded Klinedinst PC in 1983, focusing his practice on resolving professional liability, business litigation, and intellectual property disputes. Today, the firm he created has nearly 140 employees across five offices, from San Diego, Irvine, and Los Angeles to Sacramento and Seattle.

The recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV®-Preeminent™ rating, Mr. 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 and is ranked in the Top 50: 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers®.

Winners of the CEO of the Year will be announced on September 30 at a virtual event at 2:00 pm. To RSVP please visit:

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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.