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KATHLEEN H. KLAUS is a shareholder and member of the firm's Defense and Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2004.  She specializes in complex professional liability defense (including lawyers, accountants and insurance agents), employment defense and appellate practice, with an emphasis on taking cases seamlessly from initial intake through trial and appeal.  Ms. Klaus graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1987.  She is licensed to practice in Michigan and Illinois and is admitted to the Third, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh United States Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.  Ms. Klaus has been invited to speak at numerous trade and professional organizations on various topics, including the application of the federal RICO statute to insurance claims handling procedures. 
 
Additionally, Ms. Klaus has been continuously selected by her peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 in the area of legal malpractice law-defendants. She has also been recognized in the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016, listed as a DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer and named as one of Michigan's top female attorneys by HOUR Detroit magazine


Education
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1992

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, Iowa, B.A., with honors, in Economics, 1987
 
Professional Memberships
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN

STATE BAR OF ILLINOIS

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT BAR

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS - Third, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh

UNITED STATES TAX COURT

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION - Long-standing Member

OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION - Long-standing Member

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Articles, Presentations and Cases
Bedford v. Witte, 318 Mich App 60 (2016), affirming in part this dismissal of a defamation claim against an attorney and law firm arising from out of court statements made about pending litigation.
 
Taizhou Golden Sun v. Colorbok, LLC, et al, per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided August 18, 2105 (Docket No. 320129) (affirming dismissal of fraud claims against of former officers of insolvent company).
 
Jackson et al. v. Sedgwick, et al., 731 F.3d 556 (6th Cir. 2013) (en banc)
 
In re Rosa Parks Trust, per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided February 20, 2014 (Docket No. 312822)
 
Coleman v. Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, 947 F. Supp. 2d 777 (E.D. Mich. 2013)
 
 
 

 
   
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Phone: (248) 359-7520
Fax: (248) 359-7560
Email: kklaus@maddinhauser.com
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