Beth Klein

Beth Klein chose to be a lawyer when she was 10 years old. She has used her powers for good.

Beth Klein has been a trial attorney and a human rights lawyer. She is committed to making the world a better place.

Beth Klein was given the blessing of a legal education, and she decided to use law to improve lives above and beyond the typical practice of law.

She began tackling the injustices of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable people in 1979. She represents exploited and victimized people in civil court, and works to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.

From her Boulder office, Beth Klein has written law for states and governments around the world – for free.

Beth Klein began her practice with Long & Jaudon, a notable trial firm. She proved her courtroom skills and became first woman national trial attorney for Owens Corning in the asbestos litigation.

Although based in Boulder, Colorado Beth Klein, from 1993 to 1999 she tried cases across the United States against some of the most skilled trial lawyers in America in high risk cases.

After the earthquake in Haiti, Beth Klein worked with the US Military, State Department, and hundreds of families who had adopted a child in Haiti. Beth Klein spearheaded a national effort to bring children to waiting parents in the United States.

Beth has won many prestigious awards including Best Lawyer, Lawyer of the Year Colorado Professional Liability, Top Superlawyer lists, and the Sonny Flowers Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to future generations and work for the betterment of her community.

Beth Klein’s legal work has also broken records and garnered awards. Dawson v. Fluor won case of the year. And because of the size of the verdict, Beth Klein, a Colorado lawyer was inducted into the Texas Verdict Hall of Fame. In order to prosecute this case, Beth had to locate witnesses in Iraq, negotiate with the emerging Iraqi government to permit its citizens to testify, and to navigate ICE and Homeland Security to secure the testimony. The trial resulted in a $19 Million verdict.

After the completion of the case, Beth Klein successfully brought the witnesses and their entire families from Erbil, Iraq to the United States to live for the rest of their lives. These brave Iraqi Christians were responsible for holding contractors accountable for endangering people in Iraq. They are true heroes, and they now live in peace and far away from the threat of ISIS and near certain death.

Beth is known for her work on international and multi-lingual complex matters including cases in Iraq and arising from manufacturing in Taiwan and China. Her international results averaged between $13 and $19 million for individual awards and won recognition from many lawyer organizations including case of the year and hall of fame awards.

Working out of her home Beth resolved a state-wide class action against American Cemwood for defective roofing materials that affected thousands of Colorado homeowners.

She brought the only successful automobile coverage PIP enhanced benefits class action against American Family Insurance in District Court in Boulder, Colorado. As a result of her work, 27,000 automobile policies in Colorado were ordered to provide enhanced coverages. Thousands of Coloradans benefited from improved coverage that applied retroactively and complied with Colorado law.

She received the Women’s eNews 21 Leaders Award for her work as an attorney advocate for the enslaved, as well as for writing one of the most effective anti-trafficking laws, pro bono. Women’s Enews Announces 21 Leader Awards

In 2010, More Magazine named Beth Klein on its Fierce List as one of the “50 Women That You Want On Your Side.” According to More Magazine, this honor is reserved for women who have shown “true grit and true wit,” and who are the best examples of “attitude, fortitude, resilience, and endurance.” Beth is among 49 other accomplished women to earn this prestigious honor, including Arianna Huffington, Tina Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justices Kagan, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama.

She received the Denver Rescue Mission Award for a “Woman that Changed the Heart of Denver” Heart of Denver Award

In 2011 Beth Klein received the Georgia Imhoff Activist Extraordinaire Award. Activist Award

Beth Klein was named by the Denver Post as one of the most influential women in Colorado. Denver Post Names Influential Women

Recently she was named as one of the Women who are Changing the World. Women Changing the World

She served by appointment of Governor Hickenlooper on The Colorado Children’s Trust Fund (CCTF) Board. The purpose of the Board is to prevent the abuse and neglect of Colorado’s children. During her tenure, the Colorado Child Abuse Hotline was established. 1-844-CO-4-KIDS The hotline has seen increased participation and has dramatically increased effective interventions on behalf of Colorado children at risk.

Beth wrote the 2010 and 2011 Anti-Human Trafficking laws for Colorado and the primary anti-demand laws for the State of Texas. These laws focus on common practices of human traffickers—such as their coercion of victims into becoming prostitutes or forcing them to become domestic slaves—and allow trafficking victims to sue for three times the amount of damages and attorney’s fees.

She is featured in the IndieFlix documentary, The Empowerment Project. The Empowerment Project has screened in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, organizations and corporations of all kinds with audiences as intimate as 10 and as grand as 1,000. Empowerment Project

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