Beth has tried cases throughout the United States, and her verdict set records. She is frequently asked to co-counsel with other lawyers to co-try complicated and high value trials. In 2014, her settlements and verdicts exceeded $10 Million. She has been instrumental in winning large class action settlements, with awards ranging from $15 million to more than $1 billion.
Beth is an attorney who cares and works hard for her clients. In 2006 to date she has been voted by over 13,000 lawyers as a Superlawyer in the State of Colorado and one of the top 25 Women Lawyers and Top 100 lawyers in Colorado for multiple years. In November 2006, Beth was selected as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon. She is listed in Best Lawyers of America.
She was awarded the 21 Leaders Award from Womens E News for being an advocate for the enslaved and for writing effective anti-human trafficking law, pro bono. More Magazine in its May 2011 edition named her as one of the 50 Women That You Want On Your Side. She has written laws for many states and works with nations around the world to end slavery. The Denver Rescue Mission awarded her with the Women Who Changed the Heart of the City Award, and she received the coveted Georgia Imhoff Philanthropy Award.
Beth Klein was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Truman University, summa cum laude. She received a Rotary International Scholarship to Ireland where she received Honors, First Class. Beth attended the University of Denver, College of Law where she was an editor for the Denver Law Review.
She started trying cases before she graduated with the City Attorney’s office in Denver. Beth Klein has served clients on both sides of the fence and has a unique, well-rounded view of evidence and the trial process. In the 90s, she was personally selected to serve as National Trial Counsel to Owens Corning in a high-profile series of asbestos litigation cases. She represented corporations in high-risk cases (cases that had a potential jury award of $5 million or more) until she was asked by the plaintiff’s counsel to change sides and represent people who had been diagnosed with asbestos related cancer and mesothelioma.
A talented instructor, Ms. Klein teaches other lawyers how to be effective advocates. Having taught at NITA, the University of Denver College of Law and the University of Colorado School of Law, she is a sought-after lecturer and has been asked to present seminars on effective witness presentation, trial design, class action structure, and complex litigation including defective drugs and medical devices.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
Beth is licensed to practice law in Colorado, California, and Texas and admitted to practice in federal courts in Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Northern District of Texas, Ohio, Utah, and in the Tenth Circuit.
Honors & Awards
More Magazine – Fierce List – 50 Women in the World you want on your Side 2011
Georgia Imhof Philanthropy and Activism Award 2011
2011 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award Women’s ENews
2012 Women who Changed the Heart of the City of Denver
2013 Women of the Year – Boulder Professional Women
2013 Colorado Women of Influence – The Denver Post
2013 Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado – Superlawyer
2013 Case of the Year Award CTLA
Top 100 Verdict in the United States 2012
Texas Verdict Hall of Fame Inductee 2013
Lawdragon Top 500 Plaintiff’s Lawyers
Lawdragon Top 2000 US Lawyers
CNN Hero Nominee 2009
Superlawyer Colorado 2006 to present