Leah Plaskin Lorenz


Leah Plaskin Lorenz joined Klinedinst’s San Diego team as an associate in 2006, was elevated to Shareholder in 2017. Before joining Klinedinst, Ms. Lorenz practiced general civil litigation, with an emphasis in public entity and insurance defense. Ms. Lorenz’s practice at Klinedinst focuses on professional liability defense, especially in the area of legal malpractice, and appellate matters. In her litigation practice, Ms. Lorenz has had significant success in obtaining dismissals through pre-trial motions including demurrers, anti-SLAPP motions, and motions for summary judgment.

In 2009, Ms. Lorenz was recognized as a top Young Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript. The annual award recognizes local attorneys based on a number of criteria, including work ethic, knowledge of law, professionalism, and commitment to furthering the interests of justice in society. Ms. Lorenz was only the second Klinedinst associate to ever receive this honor.

Ms. Lorenz received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003, graduating cum laude. During law school, she received the CALI award for top grades in torts, judicial lawmaking, child rights and remedies, and family law. In addition, she was a member and comment editor for the San Diego International Law Journal, and served as an academic support leader for torts.

Ms. Lorenz obtained her undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she majored in American Literature and Culture.

Published Opinions

  • Ramona Equip. Rental, Inc. v. Carolina Cas. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11640 (9th Cir. Cal. June 20, 2014)
  • Khodayari v. Mashburn, 200 Cal. App. 4th 1184 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 2011)



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Leah Plaskin Lorenz


  • California (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of California (2006)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2011)