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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|The Dean's List - OC's Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|The Legal Eagles - OC's Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year, Professional Negligence||Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2005|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year for Business Litigation||Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||2003|
|Partner||Klein & Wilson||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2017 - Present|
|The American Board of Trial Advocates||Associate||2009 - Present|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)||Board of Governors||2004 - Present|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)||Board of Trustees||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)||Annual Event Chair||2008 - 2009|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)||Program Chair||2007 - 2007|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)||Educational Chairman||2006 - 2006|
|College of Trial Advocacy||Chairman||2002 - 2002|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2002 - 2006|
|Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section||Chairman||2001 - 2001|
|Doe Corporation v. Doe Corporation (Case Confidential)||$715,000|
|Paritcher Khadem-Missagh v. Haroonian||$700,000|
|Doe v. Roe Corporation (Case Confidential)||$500,000|
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|Business Law Today||Training for Tomorrow: Teaching the Expert Who is Leader of the Band||2014|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Proving Evidence of Financial Condition in Punitive Damage Cases||2013|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||Telling a Winning Story at Trial||2013|
|The Recorder||Making Your Partnership a Success||2013|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Creating a Masterpiece: The Art of Direct Examination||2010|
|Klein & Wilson Website||Legal Malpractice||2010|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||The Art of Cross-Examination||2010|
|Advocate||Multi-Media Presentations at Mediation||2006|
|ABTL Report||The CEO as Witness: Super Hero or Arch Villain||2005|
|OCTLA Gavel||Taking Care of Business on a Contingency Fee||2003|
|California Lawyer Magazine||Litigation: Using Mock Trials Effectively||1998|
|Forum||Animations - Star Wars Technology in the Courtroom||1998|
|Claims People||Multimedia Trial Presentations Increase Chances of Defense Verdicts at Trial||1996|
|California Lawyer Magazine||Prop. 51 and the House that Tech-Bilt||1986|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|State University of New York||Greek and Roman Classics and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Seminar||Everyday Ethical Problems that Should Keep You Awake at Night||2015|
|Seminar||Representing Financial Institutions: Ethics, Etiquette, and Crisis Management||2014|
|Class lecturer||Telling the Story at Trial||2014|
|Seminar||Telling a Winning Story at Trial||2013|
|Seminar||Conflicts, The Silent Killer||2013|
|Seminar||Taking Apart an Expert||2013|
|Seminar||Modern Trial Tactics||N/A|
Posted by Michael
After I had been the victim of unconscionable (excessive) billing and negligence in provision of legal services by another attorney, Mr. Klein quickly negotiated a settlement to my great satisfaction.
He promptly evaluated my case, determined strategy, and secured a result which exceeded expectations—for billing which was extremely fair.
In conversations with Mr. Klein my anxiety and doubt was greatly relieved. In discussing details about your case with Mr. Klein, there will be no doubt as to their meaning, nor will you have any lingering doubt regarding the overall progress of your case.
Mr. Klein’s manner is tough, direct, and refreshingly assuring. If you are so fortunate to be represented by him, you will be pleased with Mr. Klein, his law firm, and their care and effectiveness on your behalf.
Posted by Jim
Mr Klein represented my wife and I ,our company in one of the longest running litigations (11 years) in the Los Angeles Courts . We prevailed as defendants . After a 4 week jury trial, deliberation was short and brief virtually overnight as the jurors saw the truth and ruled in our favor.
Mr Klein and Klein & Wilson is an extraordinary law firm that I would recommend to any individual , small or large companies.
Mr Klein has the highest integrity which reflects in his personal attention to detail and positive litigation results.
Klein & Wilson's billing practices are extremely fair based on the amount of detailed work they generate and dedication to their clients.
Gerald and their firm deserves the highest award AVVO could bestow on a law firm because they truly represent how an attorney is suppose to represent,respect and treat a client.
Posted by Roberto
I have known Gerald Klein for more than 30 years and have referred him without hesitation or reservation on countless occasions, and certainly to my family and closest friends. Time and time again he and his firm achieved remarkable results for us on a variety of litigation matters, sometimes adverse to the biggest firms in the United States or even a government agency. Gerry and his partner, Mark, do their homework up front, grasp issues quickly and understand the pivotal issues and then determine the most efficient path to resolution. They implement the strategy without getting distracted by unimportant issues or difficult opposing counsel. They are skilled trial lawyers and know how to make complex issues understandable to jurors of all backgrounds. Most importantly, Gerry and Mark are honest and provide sound advice. Their approach of study and analysis up front lends itself to a wide variety of disciplines and matters, and is surprisingly absent from the approach taken by other attorneys I have used, even those at some of the “name brand” institutions. I would and have put my faith and confidence in Klein & Wilson on any matter where they felt they could be effective. They have never disappointed.
Mark Wilson, Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
I have worked with Gerry Klein since 1990. He is the best trial attorney I know. He identifies key issues in cases quickly, plots out a strategy to obtain the best result for clients and then executes that strategy in a style that impresses judges and jurors. Recognizing that attorneys have a short amount of time to present their clients' stories, Gerry finds unique ways to explain complicated concepts to jurors in a manner they can follow. Often, this means Gerry creates unique animations and other graphics which tell the client's story and causes jurors to see themselves in the story. Gerry is respected by judges and his peers, and his results speak for themselves.