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About Me

Our firm provides a broad range of legal services to individuals, families, businesses and other law firms. We also publish a popular e-mail newsletter called Law Currents. For a free subscription, visit our home page and fill out the "subscribe" option at the bottom of the page. You may also read past issues here.


In addition, I (Richard) regularly give classes and seminars. Some of these have been videotaped and may be watched here.


The firm handles cases in the areas of:


 - Abandoned property

 - Bankruptcy (for both debtor and creditor)

 - Debt Collection

 - Family Law and Matrimonial Law

 - Insurance and no-fault benefits

 - Legal Malpractice

 - Litigation: commercial and general

 - Personal injury

 - Real estate litigation

 - Real estate transactions

 - Wills and Probate; administration of decedent's estates


We also handle cases that are "out of the ordinary" and don't fit into any one "pigeon hole."




Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas


  1. Matrimonial law: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Debt Collection: 25%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Naomi Zeltser

    Mr. Klass is truly an exceptional attorney in our legal community. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend him as an attorney.


    Naomi Zeltser Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. He has the highest degree of professionalism and ethics. His knowledge and experience in law is substantial. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.


    Zvi Storch Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Richard A. Klass

16 Court Street 28th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11241


NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardBrooklyn Bar Association2011
American Jurisprudence AwardConflict of Laws1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq.1992 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mentoring Committee of the Brooklyn Bar AssociationChair2010 - 2012
UJA Trial Lawyers SectionBoard Member2008 - 2008
Civil Court Committee of the Brooklyn Bar AssociationContinuing Legal Education Coordinator2002 - 2012
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2001
Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice of the New York County Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2001
Committee on the Judiciary, Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember2000 - 2000
Young Lawyers Section of the New York County Lawyers AssociationChair2000 - 2002
Congregation B'nai AvrahamSecretary to Board of Directors1999 - 2005
Family Law Section of the Brooklyn Bar AssociationVice-Chair1999 - 2000
Speakers Bureau Committee, Brooklyn Bar AssociationChair1999 - 2001
Young Lawyers Section of the Brooklyn Bar AssociationChair1998 - 1999
Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of KingsArbitrator1997 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Jewish Law Students Association of New York Law SchoolPresident1990 - 1992
New York State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Brotherhood of Alpha Epsilon Pi FraternityAlumnusN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers AssociationMentor, Group Mentoring ProgramN/A
Brooklyn Bar Association, Class of 2007 and 2010TrusteeN/A
Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution ProgramArbitratorN/A
New York State Bar Association General Practice SectionCo-Chair of the Publications CommitteeN/A
New York State Bar Journal “One on One”Co-EditorN/A
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers ProjectPro Bono CounselN/A
Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Brooklyn Barrister publicationEditorial Board MemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
CourtStreetLaw.comAnalysis of Exempt Income Protection Act2013
CourtStreetLaw.comClient Cannot Sue His Lawyer for Nonpecuniary Damages2012
LawCurrentsThe Wrong Side of the Tracks Costs Law Firm $800,0002011
CourtStreetLaw.comObtaining Leave of Court to Submit Evidence in Reply Papers for ‘Good Cause Shown’2010
CourtStreetLaw.comPlaintiffs Should Be Permitted to Amend the Complaint Pursuant to CPLR 30252010
CourtStreetLaw.comStriking the Affirmative Defense of Statute of Limitations in a Legal Malpractice Action2010
CourtStreetLaw.comAsking the Court to Grant Partition and Sale of Jointly-Owned Property2010
CourtStreetLaw.comGuide to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2009
LawCurrentsHow the “Continuous Representation” Doctrine Helps Injured Clients2008
CourtStreetLaw.comProximate Cause and Attorney Malpractice2008
CourtStreetLaw.comEquitable Estoppel of a Mortgagee’s Claim2008
CourtStreetLaw.comThe Basic Elements of a Legal Malpractice Case2006
CourtStreetLaw.comThe Harsh Rule of the Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice Cases2006
CourtStreetLaw.comThe Enforcement of an Attorney's Retaining Lien2006
CourtStreetLaw.comWhy Settle for a Charging Lien?2006
CourtStreetLaw.comA Practical Guide to Collecting on a Debt in New York State2006
Brooklyn PapersDebt Counseling Requirement under the New Bankruptcy Act2005
The National List of Attorneys (Volume 16, Issue 19)The Impact of the Presumption of Abuse on the Dismissal of a Chapter 7 Case2005
The National List of Attorneys (Volume 16, Issue 16)The Impact of the Increase in Court Filing Fees upon Debt Collection in New York2004
Brooklyn BarristerAttorney’s Guide to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2001
Brooklyn BarristerNew York CPLR [Civil Practice Law and Rules] Update1998
Law CurrentsLaw Currents NewsletterN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Hofstra UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteEthical Issues in Debt Collection2011
Joint Program of the Network of Bar LeadersAttorney's Liens and Fee Arbitration2011
What Supreme Court Justices Want You to KnowModerator2010
Dos and Don'ts in Landing a Law Firm JobModerator2010
Public Foreclosure Program: Update 2009Bankruptcy Issues in Foreclosure Proceedings2009
National Business InstituteThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2009
Marino Institute for Continuing Legal EducationA Lawyer's Understanding of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2009
Kings County Housing Court Bar AssociationAnalysis of the Exempt Income Protection Act2009
Foreclosure Update 2009Moderator2009
The New York City Debt Working Conference: A Blueprint for ReformPanelist: The Civil Court Experience2008
The National Business InstituteCollection Law Tips and Strategies2008
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2008
Foreclosures: Fraud/Scams, Nuts and Bolts, and Short-SalesModerator2008
Foreclosure Scams, Short-sales and WorkoutsModerator2008
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2007
Civil Court of the City of New York Civil Legal Advice and Resource OfficeTrainer, debt collection issues2007
National Business InstituteSuccessful Judgment Collection in New York2006
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2006
National Business InstituteBoost Your Bottom Line: Your Guide to Effective Debt Collection in New York2005
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2005
Harlem United OrganizationMoney Matters2005
First Homebuyers Program at New York State Housing Trust FundInstructor2005
Brooklyn Bar AssociationNegotiation and Settlement with Judgment Debtors2005
Association of Arbitrators for the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New YorkThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2005
National Business InstituteSuccessful Judgment Collection in New York2004
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2004
Marketing for LawyersGuest Instructor2004
National Business InstituteGramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act2003
National Business InstituteSkip Tracing2003
Brooklyn Bar AssociationDebt Collection Tactics2003
First Homebuyers Program at New York State Housing Trust FundInstructor2002
Brooklyn Bar AssociationWinning Civil Court Motions2002
Civil Court of the City Of New York, Kings CountyHow to Do a Name Change2001
Brooklyn Bar AssociationWhat an attorney needs to know about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2001
New York County Lawyers AssociationSetting Up the Infrastructure of a Small Law Firm2000
New York County Lawyers AssociationKeeping Your Firm's Financial Books2000
New York Cooperator Show at The New York HiltonWhat a Real Estate Broker needs to know about a Co-op Contract of Sale2000
New York County Lawyers AssociationCollections and Enforcement of Money Judgments1999
How to handle a residential real estate closingModerator1999
Brooklyn Bar AssociationHow to start your own law practice1999
Fox News ChannelForeclosure Auction of O.J. Simpson's Mansion1997
Brooklyn Bar AssociationHow to start your own law practice1997
Council of Jewish OrganizationsThe Role of an Attorney in Starting Your Own Business1996
Council of Jewish OrganizationsThe Role of an Attorney in Starting Your Own Business1995