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Donald A. Klein

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Donald A. Klein


Parsippany, NJ





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Don is a very experienced litigator who has handled high profile litigations in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and New York. He has represented clients in a broad range of litigations, including complex commercial, defamation and invasion of privacy, reinsurance, trade secret and restrictive covenant, and land use lawsuits. Don also taught New Jersey Practice at Fordham Law School for 20 years and has extensive summary judgment and appellate experience.

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Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • New Jersey, 1972

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003



  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. – 1972
  • New York University
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1969

Representative Cases

  • Fortune v. Schiavone, 477 U.S. 21 (1986)
  • Suter v. Munich Reinsurance Co., 223 F.3d 150 (3d Cir. 2000)
  • Cooper Distributing Co. Inc. v. Amana Refrigeration, Inc., 180 F.3d. 542 (3d Cir. 1999)
  • Schiavone Construction Co. v. Time, Inc., 847 F.2d. 1069 (3d Cir. 1988)
  • Tellado v. Time-Life Books, 643 F.Supp. 904 (D.N.J. 1986)
  • In re Liquidation of Integrity Ins. Co. , 165 N.J. 75 (2000)
  • Turf Lawnmower Repair, Inc. v. Bergen Record Corporation, 139 N.J. 392 (1995)
  • In re Farber, 78 N.J. 259 (1978)
  • Blazer Corp. v. N.J. Sports and Exposition Auth., 199 N.J. Super. 107 (App. Div. 1985)
  • Gomez v. Murdoch, 193 N.J Super. 595 (App. Div. 1984)
  • State v. Grecco, 187 N.J. Super 421 (App. Div. 1982)


  • Lecturer, New Jersey Practice, Fordham Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rated*

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, Member, 1992 – 1997
  • Bergen County District Ethics Committee, Member, 1997 – 2000

Past Experience

  • Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, 1979 – 2000
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Legal Officer, 1973 – 1975


  • Phi Beta Kappa