As a teenager growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Beth Klein first considered becoming a lawyer when she read Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe at Any Speed”, a popular book about consumer rights and vehicle safety. A talented public speaker from the start, Beth won many forensic competitions and debating awards while in high school at the Southfield-Lathrup Senior High; she also was an active thespian and a frustrated actor. She went on to study Communications, hoping to be a broadcaster and journalist, at Michigan State University before obtaining her J.D. from Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University Law School) in 1984. While in law school, Beth was active in Moot Court Competitions, succeeding in the Niagara International Law Competition; she also clerked for Federal Magistrate Lynn Hooe, Jr. and for a general practice law firm.
Beth has been a supervising attorney in the Pre-Suit Department at The Sam Bernstein Law Firm since 2002. Her job entails negotiating and resolving cases before litigation commences; she also assists many clients with serious injuries and no-fault concerns. Beth has 31 years’ experience as a trial lawyer, the first 18 years of which were devoted only to courtroom litigation. She has been successful in receiving many substantial verdicts for her clients.
Beth is an empathetic person who can be a talented fighter when the need arises. Her motivation is helping her clients; she loves that her job gives her the chance to help others in need. Beth comments that at work, she is surrounded by compassionate colleagues who care about their client’s best interests. She finds it rewarding to work with such a high caliber of professionals at The Sam Bernstein Law Firm, dedicated to making the community a better place.
Beth, who has been married for 30 years, has two children and a Labrador Retriever named “Hazel”. She is proud to be a cancer survivor since 2003. She is a voracious reader and also a voracious shopper.
Awards, Memberships & Affiliations
Michigan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Michigan Association for Justice
US Federal District Court Eastern District
Wayne County Mediator for the Mediation Tribunnal
Michigan State University Alumni Association