Howard Klein

Howard Klein,

Partner

hklein@conradobrien.com
215.864.8068

Howard Klein has 35 years of experience as a litigator, representing clients in products liability, legal and medical malpractice, class actions, and commercial disputes. The hallmarks of Howard’s approach reflect his breadth of experience as a trial attorney: He can quickly learn the substance of the case and understand the client’s product and story, and knows how to find and develop experts. He manages to aggressively pursue the client’s interests while cultivating productive relationships with opposing counsel, and he intuitively knows how to interact with juries and judges and craft a story for the case.

 

In addition to his litigation practice, Howard has been a faculty member in the trial advocacy program at Temple University Law School. He has been a NITA Instructor in its deposition skills program and is a frequent lecturer on trial advocacy subjects, including expert testimony issues, cross-examination skills, and substantive subjects in medical malpractice litigation. He is a former president of the Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel.

Education

Villanova Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980

  • Law Review, 1979-1980
  • Research Project Editor

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S., 1977

Clerkship

The Honorable Alfred L. Luongo, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1980–1982)

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the  Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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"Howard Klein is a brilliant trial lawyer who has tried dozens and dozens of cases. He’s someone you can rely on to handle things just the right way."

Chambers USA 2017

Life Beyond the Office

In his spare time, Howard enjoys playing golf and reading.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer for General Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA, The Client’s Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–present)

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions; Medical Malpractice Law (2007–present)

  • Listed as a Best Lawyers in America Philadelphia "Lawyer of the Year" for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2013)

  • Judge Pro Tem, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County

  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Former president, Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel

  • American Bar Association

  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004–present)

  • Listed as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004–2005, 2017)

  • Listed as a Top 100 Philadelphia Lawyer in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2016)