Art will have direct oversight of all operations in the San Diego office. In addition, he will join current co-COO Greg A. Garbacz in overseeing all business operations and strategic development of the firm across all four of its California locations.
“Art has a keen ability to understand the broader business landscape that we operate in,” noted John D. Klinedinst, CEO and Founder of Klinedinst PC. “Art’s track record of strong leadership and proven results has been of tremendous value to the firm, and we are excited to have him take on these elevated leadership positions.”
Over the years, Arthur’s practice has been heavily focused on business litigation, concentrating on real estate, land use, and construction. Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, Art counsels and assists his business clients on a variety of legal issues, from entity formation to deal analysis and contract development through litigation.
Art first joined the firm in 1995, when it had one single location in San Diego. During Art’s tenure at Klinedinst PC, he has played an integral role in the growth of the firm. Together with shareholder Kurt Campbell, Art serves as co-chair of the Construction and Real Estate practice groups. He also serves as lead shareholder in hiring and recruiting new associates.
Art is active in a number of organizations, including San Diego County Bar Association, State Bar of California, Associated General Contractors, the Building Industry Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Navy League of San Diego. He also recently was part of a group of volunteers that travelled to Haiti to help rebuild an orphanage, devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
Before joining the firm, Art served as executive vice president for a large developer based out of Newport Beach, California. Previously, he served for 11 years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator, eventually departing, active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Art earned his JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. He received a DSEF from Université de Grenoble (France), and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.