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Susan S. Balch has extensive experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including commercial and residential construction, insurance, professional liability, general liability, business disputes, mold-related claims and product liability. She handles all aspects of litigation, from overall strategic planning and conducting depositions, to arbitrations, mediation and trials.

As a Shareholder in the firm's San Diego office,  Ms. Balch has represented general contractors and subcontractors  in defending a variety of construction related claims. Ms. Balch also counsels many clients regarding insurance coverage and contractual issues, and has been actively involved in matters concerning housing discrimination, professional liability, lease disputes and products liability.

A native San Diegan, Ms. Balch received her undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of California at San Diego in 1992, and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1995. She has been with Klinedinst PC since 1997, and was elevated to Shareholder in 2000.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Ethics: 20%
  5. Construction: 20%

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Klinedinst PC

501 West Broadway Suite 600
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Feminist Jurisprudence AwardAmerican JurisprudenceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKlinedinst PC2000 - Present
AssociateKlinedinst PC1997 - 2000
AssociateBalestreri, Pendelton & Potocki1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Universtity of California San Diego Mentor ProgramMentorN/A
San Diego Barristers ClubBoard of DirectorsN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
The State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Law CaucusMemberN/A
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pi Beta PhiN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992