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My background litigating coverage, contract, commercial and negligence claims provides unique experience which transcends forums, allowing me to aggressively, creatively and cost effectively defend interests of employers in Workers’ Compensation litigation. I defend employers by maintaining a pragmatic approach, focusing on well defined, clearly articulated strategic goals. I promptly analyze legal and factual issues, assess exposure and formulate a result-orientated defense strategy. I maintain primary- hands on involvement in all litigated matters. I vigorously defend my clients, yet maintain focus on reducing litigation costs and prompt closure. I have successfully defended waste haulers, manufacturers, PEO’s, construction companies, health care providers and insurance carriers in Michigan and Federal forums, by leveraging legal and factual defenses while maintaining utmost integrity. I recognize that my success is entirely dependent of my clients’ complete satisfaction.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    26 years

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  • Steven L. Schwartz

    David Klein is an excellent lawyer. He is a great advocator and litigator. Since my practice is solely criminal defense I do not hesitate to refer all civil matters to Mr. Klein. He is great to have on your side. I highly recommend David Klein to anyone who wants the pinnacle of legal representation.


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Contact info

Blake, Kirchner, Symonds, Larson, Kennedy & Smith, P.C.

535 Griswold Suite 1400
Detroit, MI, 48226


MIActive And In Good Standing199001/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlake Kirchner Symonds Larson Kennedy & Smith1995 - Present
AssociateBlake Kirchner Symonds MacFarlane Larson & Smith1990 - 1995
Law ClerkBarbier & Tolleson1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Michigan State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1987