Former Judge Larry A. Klein


University of Michigan, B.A., 1962; University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 1964; University of Virginia, Master of Laws in the Judicial Process, 1998.

Legal Offices & Positions:

Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1993-2009; Klein & Walsh, P.A., 1985-93; Larry A. Klein, P.A., 1975-85; Associate & Partner, Cone, Wagner, Nugent, et al., 1965-75; Research aide, Second District Court of Appeal, 1964-65.

Honors & Awards:

Member, Editorial Board, University of Florida Law Review, 1963-64; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1980; Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1990; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1985; listed in "Best Lawyers in America" by Naifeh & Smith, 1983 through 1991 editions.

Judicial & Bar Activities:

The Florida Bar (Appellate Rules Committee, Chair, 1986-89); Member, 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 1976-80, Chair, 1979-80; Member, Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, 1980, Chair, 1984; Palm Beach County Bar Association, President, 1975-76; Board of Directors, Florida Rural Legal Services, 1970-72; Board of Directors, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, 1970-74, President, 1974; Faculty, Florida Judicial College for New Appellate Judges, 1994-present.

Other Civic Activities:

Board of Directors, United Way Of Palm Beach County, 1968-70.

Articles & Publications:

Co-author with Brad Chalker of "Developments in Florida's Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity," University of Miami Law Review, September 1981; Author, "Allowing Improper Argument of Counsel to be Raised for the First Time of Appeal as Fundamental Error: Are Florida Courts Throwing out the Baby with the Bath Water?" 23 Florida State University Law Review 1, Fall 1998; author of following chapters in Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Books: Appeals, Florida Dissolution of Marriage Manual, 1976; Principles of Brief Writing, Florida Appellate Practice Manual, 1977; Injuries to Property Rights, Florida Civil Practice Damages Manual, 1980; Appeals, Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, 1983; editor Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Journal, 1967-70.