also known as Susan S. Nahama
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.
Licensed since 1995
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Feminist Jurisprudence Award||American Jurisprudence||N/A|
|Shareholder||Klinedinst PC||2000 - Present|
|Associate||Klinedinst PC||1997 - 2000|
|Associate||Balestreri, Pendelton & Potocki||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Universtity of California San Diego Mentor Program||Mentor||N/A|
|San Diego Barristers Club||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|The State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Women's Law Caucus||Member||N/A|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pi Beta Phi||N/A||N/A|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of California - San Diego||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|