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LOS ANGELES, CA, March 22, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ms. Marilyn Klinger is an established trial attorney with over four decades of experience and is flourishing with SMTD Law LLP. As one of the first females in construction law, Ms. Klinger has successfully built a reputation within state and national level law for being a smart problem-solver who is willing to take risks. She covers the full breadth of the construction industry including owners, contractors and sureties.
At the start of her academic studies, Ms. Klinger graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1975 with a B.S. in Political Science. Moving on from this, Ms. Klinger then went on to attain her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1978.
Ms. Klinger has worked within the industry since leaving law school in 1978, starting with her first role at Chickering & Gregory. Other roles include an Associate of Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold, LLP and Steefel Levitt & Weiss and being a Partner of Sedgwick, LLP. In 2018, she opened the Los Angeles office of SMTD Law LLP and oversees handling matters relating to construction and surety law. The practice works on a variety of problems including time-related claims and litigation, legal advice and counsel regarding the contracting process, payment enforcement/defense, administrative and scope claims, and litigation and counseling and transactional services to the construction industry. In addition to her practical work, Ms. Klinger is also an established speaker, author and editor.
Throughout her forty-year career, Ms. Klinger has been honored with a variety of awards in relation to her exceptional work within her field. To name a few, these include: Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2018, Martin J. Andrew Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fidelity and Surety Law, 2017, Chambers USA — individually recognized and ranked for Construction Law (2013-2016), Sedgwick Law 2015 Ernest "Bud" Arnold Mentor Award for Commitment in Expertise in Mentoring and Counseling, "Who's Who in Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013 and 2010 James Acret Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction Law Legal Writing.
Furthermore, Ms. Klinger is affiliated with countless professional organizations, including the Associated General Contractors of California and the former Chair of its Legal Advisory Committee, the AGC of America Contract Documents Forum, and the CEB Real Property Advisory Committee. As a profound member, Ms. Klinger has also chaired and co-chaired a number of forums, committees and competitions for the American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, and previously sat on and chaired the University of California Hastings College of the Law Alumni Board of Governors.
Ms. Klinger maintains the belief that law is a great combination of fun and intelligence when viewed in the correct way and hopes to continue to grow in her specialist field as she moves forward in the future.
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