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David B. Klein

David B. Klein

Detroit, Michigan
David B. Klein

A shareholder with Blake, Symonds, Larson, Kennedy & Smith, P.C., David B. Klein counsels corporate clients, insurers and individuals in liability litigation involving:

  • Workers' compensation litigation;
  • Negligence/Product Liability Litigation

Mr. Klein has more than twenty-five years of experience defending employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and their clients in Workmen=s Compensation and civil litigation in Michigan, Federal, and Administrative forums.  Mr. Klein has successfully defended construction companies, contractors, waste/freight haulers, nursing homes, health service providers, manufacturers, and small businesses via third party administrators, insurance carriers, or self-insured funds in Michigan Workmens' Compensation litigation.  Mr. Klein has conducted more than 1,000 medical expert depositions in preparing and trying employment injury claims. Mr. Klein has also successfully subrogated claims on behalf of lien holders, primarily no-fault insurance carriers, via intervention in the underlying Workmens' Compensation claim.  His vast experience in litigating Workmens' Compensation claims in Michigan pays dividends for our clients, which is the hallmark of our success.  Mr. Klein and Blake Kirchner recognize that our continued success is entirely dependent on our clients’ complete satisfaction. 

Mr. Klein earned his BA/BS in English Literature and Political Science with distinction from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of the Detroit School of Law.

Mr. Klein is a member of the Workers’ Compensation law section of the Michigan Bar Association.  He also holds memberships in the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association and Defense Research Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Clients
  • Insurers and Individuals
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Negligence Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • Liability Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1987


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan Bar Association, Negligence/Workers Compensation Sections, Member
  • Detroit Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
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