Intent on helping those victimized by insurance companies and big businesses, trial attorney Candice Klein goes to battle for countless people in physical and mental anguish, and recovers the compensation that they deserve. Whether fighting for a child with autism who was mistreated in school, or giving a voice to those discriminated against because of a mental disability, Ms. Klein works on every case with an unshakable devotion to help those who have suffered permanent or serious injuries — she spends an enormous amount of personal time with her clients and finds that by experiencing a part of their life with them, she can better understand and therefore translate their losses to a jury.
Ms. Klein focuses her practice on claims of personal injury, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, sexual assault and abuse, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability and intentional torts. She has recovered millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. A few of Ms. Klein’s recent results include, but are not limited to:
- Ruan v. City of Monterey Park $2,029,592 verdict for the adult children of an 89-year-old man who was killed when he was hit by a pick-up truck driven by a City of Monterey Park employee while legally walking in a marked crosswalk.
- Nation v. 444 Chestnut Associates $6,000,000 settlement for a man and woman who were injured in an apartment fire.
Prior to joining Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Ms. Klein was a partner at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP where she exclusively represented injured people. She has first-chaired more than 20 jury trials to verdict and has a proven track record of winning difficult cases. Her victories include, among others, a $2,250,000 verdict for a heavily disputed auto collision case that caused a victim to suffer major back injuries, and a jury verdict of nearly $700,000 for a pedestrian who was struck by a car, but never fell down. She also won a significant six-figure settlement against a school district for negligently supervising a special education student who was molested by a peer. The case was particularly difficult as the testimony of the plaintiff was severely compromised by her disability. Ms. Klein’s dedication to her clients is unmatched. After a trial court erroneously dismissed one of her client’s cases, she successfully appealed. The judge was removed from the case and the matter settled thereafter.
Ms. Klein has also taken part in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations, and she is a skilled negotiator with a proven record of maximizing the recovery obtained on behalf of her clients.
Having completed UCLA’s esteemed Gross Anatomy Program for Litigators, a science-based program designed to teach enrolled attorneys human anatomy, Ms. Klein is particularly effective at explaining her client’s medical damages to juries. With detailed lectures followed by actual laboratory time dissecting human cadavers, the course materials closely tracked the basic human anatomy class that every first year medical student must pass. She is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s prestigious Trial Lawyers College and received her law degree from Southwestern Law School.
Ms. Klein has been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California and recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in the practice are of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. She has served as a speaker at numerous seminars involving civil litigation from pre-litigation through trial, for entities such as the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles at its annual conference in Las Vegas, the San Diego County Bar Association as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Currently Vice-Chair of the Women in Law group for Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA), Ms. Klein is an active member of the organization who is dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate and an advocate for women’s and children’s rights. She serves on the Board of Directors at Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC), a non-profit organization with a focus on aiding the lives of those in need in the Los Angeles community, and is also an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Helping people and protecting their rights is Ms. Klein’s passion and practice.