Honors & Awards
The award-winning national publication, The American Lawyer recognized Klein & Wilson as among the top lawyers in California.
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Gerald A. Klein and Mark B. Wilson Awarded "AV" Rating, the Highest Rating for Skill and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell awarded both Mr. Klein & Mr. Wilson, as well as the firm, its highest rating of "AV." The "A" represents the highest rating a lawyer can receive for professional skills, as ranked by other lawyers and judges. The "V" is the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical standards. (See, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings) Accordingly, when clients hire Klein & Wilson, they can be assured they will be represented by attorneys judged by their peers to have the highest professional standards and ethics. To view Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson's profiles, visit the following links:
- Martindale-Hubbell Profile for Gerald A. Klein, P.C.
- Martindale-Hubbell Profile for Mark B. Wilson, P.C.
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AVVO continues to rate both Gerald A. Klein and Mark B. Wilson AVVO's highest rating, a perfect 10.0 Superb
To view Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson's profiles, including practice areas, client reviews, and peer endorsements, visit the following links:
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Gerald A. Klein and Mark B. Wilson Identified As SuperLawyers® by Los Angeles Magazine as Top 5% of Attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties
The attorneys named in SuperLawyers® Magazine are the top attorneys in their respective practice areas, selected by their peers. The SuperLawyers® Magazine selection process begins with a survey conducted by Los Angeles magazine, sent to more than 65,000 attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Attorneys were asked to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received and the source of those votes (votes of lawyers from other firms carry more weight than those from lawyers in the same firm). Only the top five percent of attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties make it to the list. To view Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson's SuperLawyers® profiles, visit the links below.
SuperLawyers® has selected both Gerald A. Klein and Mark B. Wilson for inclusion in SuperLawyers® Magazine every year from 2005 to present. To learn more, view the following links.
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Gerald A. Klein Invited to Membership to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) on October 3, 2009
Gerald A. Klein was granted membership to The American Board of Trial Advocates on October 3, 2009. ABOTA is one of the most respected trial advocacy bar associations in the country and membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Members must meet strict requirements of trial experience.
ABOTA was founded in 1957 and is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.
OCTLA Twice Awards Gerald A. Klein With Its Prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
OCTLA, the leading trial lawyers organization in Orange County, has twice honored Gerald A. Klein with its prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award. To learn more, view the following links.
- Gerald A. Klein Named Trial Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice in 2009
- Gerald A. Klein Named Trial Lawyer of the Year for Business Litigation in 2003
OCTLA was formed in 1963 to: (1) protect the rights of people who have been harmed by the wrongful acts of others;(2) to provide superior education and training for attorneys; and (3) promote and support laws which correct injustice and protect access to the civil justice system.
Orange County Bar Association
In 2001, Gerald A. Klein was elected as Chair of the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA. In 2006, Mr. Klein served as the Education Chair for the OCBA.
In 2013, Mark B. Wilson was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the OCBA's Business Litigation section. Mr. Wilson will be Chair of that section in 2016.
Klein & Wilson Designated As Among The Elite Law Firms In Orange County
The OC Register Metro magazine, a publication of The Orange County Register's magazine division (ranked the most viewed newspaper publication in the country), has honored Klein & Wilson in multiple prestigious and notable designations. To learn more,view the following links.
- Klein & Wilson Listed Among OC's Top Attorneys Raising The Bar and Setting New Precedents (2013)
- Klein & Wilson Named As One of OC's Most Notable Lawyers in OC Metro Magazine (2012)
- Klein & Wilson Listed in The Dean's List: OC's Top Attorneys, OC Metro Magazine (2011)
- Klein & Wilson Named Among OC's Top Attorneys in OC Metro Magazine (2010)