Donald Clinebell: Author, Lawyer

Donald Clinebell

Donald Clinebell is a distinguished lawyer, author, a man of faith and a man of service. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pomona College and UCLA School of Law. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California and founding partner in The Clinebell Law Firm, business law and litigation lawyers, with offices in San Clemente, CA and Irvine, CA. He is in great demand as a motivational and keynote speaker and lecturer in the fields of leadership and service; mentoring and tutoring programs; grief and loss; and the service-driven life.

He has been a volunteer counsel to the Orange County District of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Annual Conference Lawyers Committee, representing pro bono some 50 churches. He is also a charter member of the San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club (“SCSRC”), serving as President in 1995-96. He was a Praise Team (vocal) member at Palisades United Methodist Church and St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church and a Sunday school teacher for the Third through Fifth grades at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

Donald is the founder, and Founding Chair, of the “7th Inning Stretch Middle School Mentoring & Tutoring Program” for kids at risk. Founded in 1995, the program has touched the lives of thousands of kids.  “7th Inning” is a program that truly changes lives — the lives of the students, of the parents/caregivers, and the lives of the mentors and tutors. The program has received multiple awards, including the California Golden Bell, a statewide award recognizing excellence in community-based school programs. To learn more about the program, please visit here.

Donald in his own words:

“Service is no longer a question. It is who I am. I strive mightily to ‘…live as a servant, and thereby I am changed.’ (Mother Teresa)

“I am so richly blessed, in so many ways – through home and family, those most precious in my life; through “neighbor,” those whose path I have crossed and will cross. In vocation, I am also truly blessed. I have been given a great gift: The opportunity to serve others through the law and the legal profession. And now, I have been given the opportunity to serve others with the message of The Service Driven ™ Life. I thank God for entrusting to me the message of this book, and allowing me to share it with you. May you be truly blessed by the meaning, power, and joy of The Service Driven™ Life!

From the book:

[quote]You will fully understand and embrace the service-driven life only when you understand that it is about you and about meaning, power, and joy in your life. It is about your relationship with God, about God moving in your life. The service-driven life is about you, with God’s help, changing your thinking and your priorities. It is about finding “complete” joy in your life.[/quote]