Attorney Leif Kleven founded his own practice in 2013 with a commitment to provide individualized, one-on-one representation to each of his clients. Since then, Mr. Kleven has represented clients in San Diego and throughout Southern California. The Law Office of Leif Kleven intentionally maintains a small practice so that each client works directly with Mr. Kleven.
Leif Kleven is a passionate attorney and advocate. He began his career representing individuals charged with committing crimes in federal court (both in the Southern District of California and Central District of California) and in San Diego County Superior Court. He gained valuable courtroom experience – experience many attorneys do not have. Through his well-researched and strategically argued appeals on criminal immigration cases, he prevented imminent deportations and kept families together in the United States.
Attorney Leif Kleven developed an interest in civil litigation and his practice has grown to include personal injury cases. Today Mr. Kleven’s practice is primarily civil litigation. He routinely represents those injured in auto accidents, and has successfully litigated complex matters from church sexual abuse cases to wrongful death.
Leif Kleven is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Central America for two years. Based in San Diego, this allows Mr. Kleven to communicate directly with his Spanish speaking clients.
Principal Office & Mailing Address
910 Hale Place, Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Downtown San Diego
1059 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
- State Bar of California, 2009
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2009
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014
California Western School of Law
San Diego, California
Brigham Young University
Honors and Awards
- Rising Star, San Diego Super Lawyer Magazine
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
- Special Recognition, American Bar Association, Immigration Justice Project
- Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California
The Source Professional Association
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Tom Homann Law Association