Howard Klein has 35 years of experience as a litigator, representing clients in products liability, legal and medical malpractice, class actions, and commercial disputes. The hallmarks of Howard’s approach reflect his breadth of experience as a trial attorney: He can quickly learn the substance of the case and understand the client’s product and story, and knows how to find and develop experts. He manages to aggressively pursue the client’s interests while cultivating productive relationships with opposing counsel, and he intuitively knows how to interact with juries and judges and craft a story for the case.
In addition to his litigation practice, Howard has been a faculty member in the trial advocacy program at Temple University Law School. He has been a NITA Instructor in its deposition skills program and is a frequent lecturer on trial advocacy subjects, including expert testimony issues, cross-examination skills, and substantive subjects in medical malpractice litigation. He is a former president of the Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel.
Villanova Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S., 1977
The Honorable Alfred L. Luongo, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1980–1982)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
"He is an experienced top-notch litigator; smart, tough but fair."
Chambers USA 2020
"Howard Klein is a brilliant trial lawyer who has tried dozens and dozens of cases. He’s someone you can rely on to handle things just the right way."
Chambers USA 2017
In his spare time, Howard enjoys playing golf and reading.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Selected as a Leading Lawyer for General Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA, The Client’s Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–present)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions; Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants (2007–present)
Listed as a Best Lawyers in America Philadelphia "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants (2020); Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2013)
Judge Pro Tem, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Former president, Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004–present)
Listed on the Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List (2017, 2020)
Listed on the Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers List (2016-2017, 2020)