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Leah A. Plaskin joined Klinedinst’s San Diego team as an associate in 2006. Before joining Klinedinst, Ms. Plaskin practiced general civil litigation, with an emphasis in public entity and insurance defense. She has been practicing law in California since 2003.


In 2009, Ms. Plaskin 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. Plaskin was only the second Klinedinst associate to ever receive this honor.


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


Practice Areas


  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Klinedinst PC

501 W Broadway Ste 600
San Diego, CA, 92101



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Young Attorneys AwardSan Diego Daily Transcript2009
CALI Award for Judicial Lawmaking & Family LawCALI2002
CALI Award for Torts and Child RightsCALI2001
Cum LaudeUniversity of California at Los Angeles2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateKlinedinst PC2006 - Present
AssociateDaley and Heft, Attorneys at Law2004 - 2006
ClerkLaw Offices of Morgan J.C. Scudi2003 - 2004
ClerkFriedberg & Bunge2002 - 2002
Legal Research AssistantUniversity of San Diego School of Law - Professor Fred Zacharias2001 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Univ of California at Los AngelesAmerican Literature & CultureBA - Bachelor of Arts2000