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Anthony J. Klein (1938-2021)

Senior Partner Emeritus
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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 Klein DeNatale Goldner in 1965, there were three attorneys. There are now more than 20 attorneys in four regional offices located in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

Honors and Awards

AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Kern County Bar Association, 1965 - Present

- 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

- Secretary

- General Counsel

Bakersfield Public Education Facilities Corp, 1986 - 1993

Kern County Air Pollution Control District, 1972 - 1975

- Chairman, 1974 - 1975

Freymiller Trucking Company, Board of Directors, 1988 - 1995

- Secretary

- General Counsel

Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic

- Board of Directors

- President

Kern County Stanford Club, 1976 - 1978

- President

American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005 - Present

  • Moore vs. F.L. Smidth Calif. Superior Court, Pasadena Division 2005
  • Gann vs. Allied Waste Industries, Inc. dba, Arrowhead Waste Control, U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Oklahoma 2004

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