Beth Klein, a Colorado lawyer, won lawyer of the year for the Boulder Colorado for the category of professional liability. This win is the third in a row. Beth has been I’m lawyer of the year for personal injury, products liability, and now professional liability.
This award comes in a year that Beth Klein secured $20 million in settlements for individual clients, one settlement in excess of $13 million alone.
Beth has been in practice since 1988. And continues to hold record setting verdicts in Colorado and Texas.
One of six lawyers in the entire state of Colorado, attorney Beth Klein has been named to the to 500 Lawdragon list. TOP 500
“The remarkable 500 lawyers featured here are the warriors who fight the good fight for consumers who have been injured or had family killed through accidents, medical malpractice, faulty products or toxic exposure. They take on sexual predators and police and others who commit misconduct, grievously harming and killing individuals and trampling their civil rights. These lawyers stand up against the worst, seeking justice and providing hope.
We selected these attorneys through nominations, research and review by a board of their peers. And, a sad nod of the head to 2021, which deprived lawyers of the ‘biggest verdicts and settlements of the year’ achievements in any significant numbers. So watch out for a blockbuster year or two ahead.
This year seemed a fitting time as well to honor an amazing and historic class of plaintiff lawyers who truly created the world of personal injury and plaintiff consumer lawyering as we know it today. You will see them recognized here (with past Plaintiff Consumer Hall of Fame members) denoted with an asterisk.
Those visionaries, of course, have created the playing field on which today’s leading trial lawyers work every day, fighting with every fiber of themselves to help people.”
Our firm is honored to be recognized and would also like to extend our gratitude to our valued clients who give us opportunities every day to do what we love: help those in their time of need.
About Beth Klein Attorney
Beth Klein is an award-winning personal injury attorney who is recognized for her litigation skills in the state and throughout the country. Handling a variety of cases associated with personal injury litigation such as car accidents, product liability, and wrongful death, she is passionate about helping those who have been injured in accidents caused by negligence and carelessness. As a Board-Certified Trial Lawyer in Colorado, she prepares for each case as if it were going to trial tomorrow and has recovered millions of dollars for clients in settlements and verdicts, earning her inclusion into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
Beth has received numerous honors throughout her legal career, including the Women Who Changed the Heart of the City Award and the Georgia Imhoff Philanthropy Award. She was also the first woman featured on the cover of Colorado Super Lawyers® Magazine. Hear about Beth Klein’s commitment to helping individuals in The True Power of Attorney video below.
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This will be part of a series called True Power of Attorney. My segment will be the season finale. I will focus on the power of honoring your word and the examples when I gave my word to extraordinary stands and agreements and the results.
Leadership can only occur when you honor your word. It is the only way people will trust and support your vision.
Boulder, Colorado Attorney Beth Klein makes change and
history in fight against human trafficking.
More than 125 local cops, doctors, teachers, philanthropists
and citizens recently gathered for the biggest anti-human-trafficking
conference ever held on Colorado’s Western Slope. That one-day summit happened because Glenwood
Springs Attorney Angela Roff asked Boulder Attorney Beth Klein to make it
Beth Klein, a Boulder attorney has a history of making
things happen: she wrote Colorado’s 2010 and 2011 anti-human trafficking laws.
Former Governor Hickenlooper appointed her to the Colorado Children’s Trust
Fund Board, the body that established Colorado’s Child Abuse Hotline. She co-established
the Frank Klein Foundation, which works in three areas: law, community
empowerment and leadership development.
It was the Klein Frank Foundation that sponsored the recent
anti-human-trafficking summit at CMC in Rifle, offering it for free to anyone
who wanted to attend. Law enforcement and
prosecution teams traveled from Denver, Aurora, Ft. Collins, and Douglas County
to share their knowledge. A group of
physicians from Valley View Hospital came; they wanted to learn the signs of
victimization so that they could help patients. Five officers from the Rifle
Police attended. A group of co-workers from Alpine Bank’s risk management
division showed up; they wanted to be able to recognize how human traffickers
arrange their financing.
Klein, says “anti-trafficking is really about creating a
cohesive community where everyone cares for each other and no one is left out.”
The law she wrote helps with that effort because it “allows us not just to go
after the pimp, but the whole gang, the delivery driver, the hotels…”
Thanks to laws written by Beth, trafficking is defined not
only as a criminal offense, but also a civil offense, one in which victims can
sue for three times the amount of damages plus attorneys’ fees. Over the years, Beth has represented “many,
many clients”. She says, “Every single one, no matter how bad it was, they have
gone through major transformations and have gone on to do amazing things.”
One former client has been elected to a city council. The
last victim she represented, a 65-year-old woman who was kept chained as a work
slave, won a $4.5 million legal judgment against the “Romeo pimp” who tortured
and electrocuted her.
Klein explains that human trafficking here in Colorado
generally takes two forms: traffic for the sex trade and migrant workers abused
by agricultural firms. Local residents may not be aware of it, but law
enforcement authorities across multiple states recognize I-70 as a human
trafficking corridor. Because I-70 and I-25 cross in Colorado, Denver is a hotspot.
“I want people here in Carbondale to know that kids here are
at risk,” says Klein. As we learned at the summit, trafficking typically
happens when there are income disparities, when families are struggling to make
ends meet. Their kids have problems and they wind up making dangerous choices
“When a 14-year-old girl is getting picked up from school
early, if she’s suddenly carrying around a Chanel bag in Carbondale, if she’s
suddenly wearing clothing that’s not representative of her social status,
that’s when you need to pay attention,” Klein explains.
“What you look for is kids in the wrong place at the wrong
time; they’re not in school when they should be. Or if they’re in school,
there’s been a dramatic change in behavior. They’re not the same as they were a
The next two Klein Frank Foundation anti-trafficking
conferences arebeing organized and will be held in Grand Junction and Cheyenne
Wyoming. Those interested in donation, attending, or participating in any fashion may call the Klein Frank
Foundation at (303) 448-8884 and ask for Beth Klein.