David Klein, Managing Partner
David Klein is one of Canada’s top class action lawyers. David’s practice is national in scope. He was plaintiffs’ counsel in the first class actions certified in British Columbia, Manitoba and Newfoundland & Labrador, and has been appointed by Ontario judges to represent the interests of British Columbians in several Ontario cases. Recognized by Lexpert Survey as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in class action litigation, by Best Lawyers in Canada as leading counsel in class action litigation, and by Benchmark Canada as a local litigation star, David has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for thousands of victims in a wide range of landmark lawsuits including:
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Securities misrepresentations
- Pension and retirement benefits
- Deceptive marketing
- Food poisoning outbreaks
- Institutional negligence
- Environmental class actions
David was President of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia in 1998-99. David 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 to groups that include UBC Faculty of Law, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Queenâ€™s University Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, Sauder School of Business, Canadian Bar Association, Manitoba Bar Association, Quebec Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C., Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Canadian Institute, Insight, Mealeys, Federated Press and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
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 is a member of the British Columbia, Ontario and Washington State bars.
Practice Areas – Class Action
- British Columbia (1992)
- Ontario (1980)
- Washington State (1995)
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Washington State Bar Association
- Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
- Canadian Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice