Klinedinst Attorneys Recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers®

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Klinedinst is pleased to announce that several of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. Shareholders Heather L. Rosing, Gregory A. Garbacz, and Tara R. Burd were all recognized lawyers, with Rosing being named Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. In addition, Irean Zhang has been featured in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America in 2022.

Every year, Best Lawyers conducts a survey of peers in the region, selecting honorees by practice area. Ms. Rosing earned recognition in the practice areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. In addition, Best Lawyers announced that Ms. Rosing had been named “Lawyer of the Year” by her peers in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants. Mr. Garbacz earned his recognition in Employment Law – Management, while Ms. Burd was recognized in Consumer Law. Ms. Zhang was honored for her work in the Professional Malpractice Law arena.

Since it was first introduced in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been recognized as one of the definitive guides to legal excellence in nearly 150 practice areas. Each year, over 8 million votes cast are analyzed, resulting in the inclusion of more than 62,000 leading lawyers, or approximately 5 percent of lawyers in private practice in the United States.

Ms. Rosing serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Klinedinst, and is the Chairperson of the Professional Liability Department. She previously served as the very first president of California Lawyers Association, and has developed a nationwide reputation for her experience and skill in litigating complex malpractice and fraud cases, as well as advising in the areas of ethics and risk management.

Mr. Garbacz serves on Klinedinst’s Executive Committee as the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. A skilled litigator, Garbacz provides unique business solutions, strategic advice and counseling to businesses and has significant experience in the courtroom. He dedicates his practice to employment matters, business/class actions, professional liability/securities, and real estate/housing discrimination litigation. Mr. Garbacz is a member of the respected American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Ms. Burd is an experienced probate and trust litigation attorney, frequently called upon to handle complex trust litigation, probable avoidance, probate admistration, and professional liability defense. When not handling cases in civil court or probate court, she serves as a Representative on the Board of the California Lawyers Association for the Real Property Law Section. She also previously served on The State Bar of California’s Access Through Innovation of Legal Services Task Force.

Now in her second year on the “Ones to Watch” list, Ms. Zhang focuses on professional liability defense, especially in the area of legal malpractice. She has experience in business litigation, with an emphasis in real estate litigation. Within the community, she its a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the Ethics Committee of the California Lawyer Association, and the Legal Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Klinedinst congratulates Ms. Rosing, Mr. Garbacz, Ms. Burd, and Ms. Zhang on being recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. To learn more about the Best Lawyers and its methodology, please visit:

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 clients across the West, handling matters in California, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. 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.