Anthony J. Klein

Anthony J. Klein

Partner
Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
619-696-9594
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Anthony J. Klein has more than 40 years of experience in products liability, personal injury, and complex business litigation and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent litigators in California. He is currently litigating multiple elder abuse and nursing home cases involving both injury and wrongful death. He is also currently working on cases involving insurance bad faith, long-term disability and wrongful death, as well as a major residential fire case involving multiple deaths caused by faulty electrical wiring. Mr. Klein is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, where he received his LL.B. in 1963. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Martindale-Hubbell rates him AV®, the highest designation and he was voted one of San Diego's Top Lawyers for 2013.

In this age of attorneys moving from firm to firm, it is notable that Mr. Klein has spent his entire private practice with the same firm. When Mr. Klein joined KDG in 1965, there were three attorneys. There are now more than 30 attorneys in three regional offices located in Bakersfield, Fresno, and San Diego.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Major Environmental and Enforcement Matters
  • Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Involving Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
  • Automotive Defect Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • LL.B. - 1963
  • Stanford University, Stanford, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1960

Representative Cases

  • Moore vs. F.L. Smidth, wrongful death/products liability suit in Los Angeles (Calif. Superior Court, Pasadena Division 2005)
  • Gann vs. Allied Waste Industries, Inc. dba, Arrowhead Waste Control, auto accident/personal injury suit (U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Oklahoma 2004)

Honors and Awards

  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, 1965 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1974 - 1976
  • The American Association of Justice, 1975 - Present
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1975 - Present
  • Nahama & Weagant Energy Co. Board of Directors, 1971 - 1994
  • Nahama & Weagant Energy Co. Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Nahama & Weagant Energy Co. Board of Directors, General Counsel
  • Bakersfield Public Education Facilities Corp, 1986 - 1993
  • Kern County Air Pollution Control District, 1972 - 1973
  • Kern County Air Pollution Control District, Chairman, 1974 - 1975
  • Freymiller Trucking Company, Board of Directors, 1988 - 1995
  • Freymiller Trucking Company, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Freymiller Trucking Company, General Counsel
  • Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic, Board of Directors
  • Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic, President
  • Kern County Stanford Club , President , 1976 - 1978
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association, 2007-Present

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP., 1966-Present
  • Kern County, Deputy District Attorney, 1964 - 1965