Year called to bar: 1980 (ON); 1992 (BC); 1995 (Washington)
David Klein, founder and managing partner of Klein Lawyers LLP, is one of Canada’s leading class action lawyers. David and his team have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for thousands of class action clients in a range of landmark lawsuits addressing institutional negligence, defective products, deceptive marketing, and competition violations. David uses these cases as a vehicle to help his clients fight for justice and foster social change. David was counsel for the plaintiffs in the first class action certified in British Columbia, the first class action certified in Manitoba, the first class action certified in Newfoundland and Labrador, the first tobacco class action certified in Canada, and the first prospectus misrepresentation class action certified in Canada. David has been recognized by Lexpert as a Consistently Recommended class actions lawyer, by The Best Lawyers in Canada as leading counsel in class action litigation, and by Benchmark Canada as a local litigation star. David is a Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and is a prolific writer and speaker on legal issues. He is the author of two legal texts and has given over 100 papers and presentations at law schools and legal groups across Canada and the United States.