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Another Honor for John Klinedinst '71, '78L

— by on August 1st, 2012

Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus John Klinedinst, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Klinedinst P.C., is the top attorney for 2012 in corporate litigation according to San Diego’s Daily Transcript.

The award came from a vote of John’s fellow attorneys. The Transcript received nearly 800 nominations from 14 pre-selected categories. The nominees were narrowed down to 25 semi-finalists in each category, which was then opened up to peer voting.

John, a member of the undergrad Class of 1971 and the law school Class of 1978, was one of two members of his firm to be honored. The other was CFO Heather L. Rosing, voted the top attorney in insurance litigation.

Among John’s recent cases cited by the Transcript was a complex vendor claim against a Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles, as well as the dismissal of a professional malpractice claim against an Am Law 100 firm in federal court.

This is the second major award for John in the past seven months. In December, he was named Most Admired CEO by San Diego Business Journal.

John served as a trustee of the University from 2001 to 2010.

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