Steven I. Klein

Steve Klein primarily represents clients in the areas of product liability defense, warranty and lemon law.  He also represents manufacturers in disputes with dealers.

Steve focuses on the defense of cases involving breach of warranty, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Lemon Laws in Florida and the Southeast. He represents manufacturers of passenger cars and trucks, boats and marine engines, and motor home chassis and components.

In his product liability practice, Steve represents manufacturers of automobiles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, tires, boats and other watercraft, against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects which resulted in injuries or death. He has been able to successfully apply his experience and product knowledge from handling breach of warranty and lemon law cases to his product liability practice.

As part of Steve’s practice, he has had the opportunity to serve as co-counsel in a number of trials. Steve’s trial victories include obtaining a defense verdict in a 2008 motorcycle product liability case as second chair, as well as several defense verdicts in breach of warranty cases involving passenger cars and a motor home. In 2010, Steve was lead trial counsel in a breach of warranty case where the jury returned a defense verdict for the client in under an hour.

  • Education

    University of Florida College of Law - J.D., with honors, 2003
    • Selected, National Order of the Barristers (2003)
    • Awarded, E. Earle Zehmer Competition Best Brief (2002)
    • Awarded, First Place and Best Written Brief at the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition (2002)
    University of Florida - B.A., History, with honors, 2000
  • Bar Admissions

    • West Virginia (2019)
    • Texas (2016)
    • Georgia (2016)
    • Florida (2003)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court of Georgia (Middle, Northern)
    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Northern, Middle, Southern)
  • Notable Cases

    • Jones vs. Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group LLC  >>
    • Carey vs. Harley-Davidson Motor Corporation LLC  >>
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
    • Defense Research Institute
    • American Bar Association
    • International Association of Lemon Law Administrators (IALLA)
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • The Florida Bar
 
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