Jerome Klein

Civil Trial Specialist, Qualified ADR Neutral, Law Professor and Of Counsel to The Injury Law Group P.A. (Yang Law)

Location
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Industry
Insurance

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Jerome Klein's Overview

Current
  • Adjunct Law Professor at University of St Thomas Law School and National American University
Past
  • Staff Counsel for Farmers Insurance Company at Votel McEachron & Godfrey
  • Insurance Professional / Attorney at Law at Travelers Co. (26 years)
  • Attorney at St. Paul Companies
Education
Connections

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Jerome Klein's Summary

Accomplished educator, ADR neutral, insurance trial attorney and claim coverage analyst/manager with many years of experience in the successful negotiation and settlement of bodily injury, property damage, and specialty risk claims. Secures just and fair resolutions of disputes. Strengths include: an ability to work effectively as a team member to create a proficient and comfortable work environment and an ability to analyze details of complex cases and insurance coverages for use in making persuasive presentations to clients, jurors, opponents, or neutrals. Recognized as driven by strong personal values including integrity, sincerity, empathy, and respect for others.

Specialties

AWARDS:
SPF&M Service Excellence Award for defense jury verdict for plaintiff that suffered a hip fracture caused by slip and fall in doctor’s office.

Featured in Minnesota Lawyer Article for no liability found for wrongful death claim of a drowning in municipal swimming pond with the grant of summary judgment.

ACCREDITATIONS:
Certified Civil Trial Advocate by NBTA (1999-2009)
Certified Civil Trial Specialist by MSBA (1999-2009)
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation

Jerome Klein's Experience

Adjunct Law Professor

University of St Thomas Law School and National American University

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) University of St. Thomas Law School and National American University

Instruct law students re: trial advocacy and paralegal students re: Torts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Legal Research & Writing, Civil Interviewing & Investigation, and Bankruptcy.

Staff Counsel for Farmers Insurance Company

Votel McEachron & Godfrey

November 2009January 2012 (2 years 3 months)

Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). Defend insureds of Farmers Insurance Company in litigation involving personal injury claims and auto accidents.

Insurance Professional / Attorney at Law

Travelers Co. (26 years)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TRV; Insurance industry

November 2008February 2011 (2 years 4 months)

On economic (mass) lay-off from Travelers.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Insurance industry

19822009 (27 years)

Staff Counsel providing civil litigation services.

Staff Attorney

Travelers

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TRV; Insurance industry

February 1982November 2008 (26 years 10 months)

Accomplished insurance claim attorney with over 26 years of experience in the successful negotiation, resolution, and settlement of bodily injury and property damage claims for a large national insurance company. Strenghts include: an ability to work effectively as a team member with many different personalities for the purpose of accomplishing a common goal that gets the job done; an ability to analyze details of complex cases and insurance coverages for use in making persuasive presentations to clients, customers, opponents, or neutrals. Recognized as driven by a set of strong personal values including integrity, sincerity, empathy, and respect for others.

Attorney / Coverage Analyst / Adjuster

St Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Insurance industry

February 1982November 2008 (26 years 10 months)

Worked as a Staff Attorney; an Environmental Claim Coverage Analyst/Manager; and an Adjuster of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Assigned Risk Plan claims.

Law Clerk / Investigator

Jardine, Logan & O'Brien, P.L.L.P.

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

19781981 (3 years)

Jerome Klein's Skills & Expertise

  1. University Teaching
  2. Civil Litigation
  3. Appeals
  4. Legal Research
  5. Presenter
  6. Litigation
  7. Mediation
  8. Workers Compensation
  9. Liability
  10. Personal Injury
  11. Claims
  12. Environmental
  13. Insurance
  14. Product Liability
  15. Litigation Management
  16. Contract Negotiation
  17. Commercial Litigation
  18. Legal Writing
  19. Professional Liability
  20. Negotiation
  21. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  22. Research
  23. Arbitration
  24. Risk Management
  25. Premises Liability
  26. Dispute Resolution
  27. Policy
  28. Policy Analysis
  29. Analysis
  30. Teaching
  31. Conflict Resolution
  32. General Liability
  33. Legal Services
  34. Wrongful Death
  35. Employee Benefits
  36. Legal Assistance
  37. Claim
  38. Public Liability
  39. Legal Liability
  40. Claims Management
  41. Insurance Law
  42. Subrogation
  43. Liability Analysis
  44. Personal Injury Litigation
  45. Automobile Accidents
  46. Bankruptcy
  47. Medical Malpractice
  48. Administrative Law
  49. Property Damage
  50. Courts

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Jerome Klein's Education

William Mitchell College of Law

JD, Law

19771981

Marquette University

BA, Political Science and Philosophy

19731977

Fort Atkinson High School

diploma, social studies, etc.

19691973

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AWARDS

SPF&M Upper Midwest Service Excellence Award for $0 jury verdict for elderly plaintiff that suffered a hip fracture and prosthetic replacement surgery caused by a slip and fall in a doctor’s office

Featured in Minnesota Lawyer Article for $0 liability found for wrongful death claim of a drowning in municipal swimming pond with the grant of summary judgment based on park and recreation immunity that was affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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