Susan S. Nahama

Chief Operating Officer, Managing Shareholder – San Diego

Susan S. Nahama is Chief Operating Officer of Klinedinst PC, and also serves as Managing Shareholder of Klinedinst’s San Diego operations. As Managing Shareholder of the firm’s largest office, Ms. Nahama is responsible for day-to-day management, including human resources, operations, financial performance, and team-building. In her role as COO, Ms. Nahama works in tandem with all of the firm’s offices and departments to build innovative infrastructure, efficient operations, and an exceptional workplace culture.

Ms. Nahama has been a Shareholder since 2000, and has extensive experience in a broad range of civil litigation, with a focus on all aspects of professional liability. In addition to defending professionals, Ms. Nahama represents clients in litigation involving general liability, commercial and residential construction, insurance, business disputes, mold-related claims, product liability, and employment matters. She is adept at handling all aspects of litigation, from overall strategic planning and conducting depositions, to arbitrations, mediation and trials.

A recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV®-Preeminent™ rating, Ms. Nahama is skilled at crafting pre-litigation and litigation strategies that serve the needs and goals of each client on a case by case basis. Her deep commitment to providing counsel founded upon collaborative strategy and guidance is the hallmark of her practice style. Ms. Nahama understands that oftentimes with litigation comes uncertainty and stress, and works with her talented team of attorneys and paralegals at Klinedinst PC to provide thoughtful and experienced guidance to better navigate the challenges of an adversarial process.



San Diego
(619) 400-8000


Susan Nahama


  • California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1995)