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Jeffrey B. Klaus
email Jeff _ Klaus@deisch-marion.com
Jeffrey Klaus focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in civil ligation matters, including employer/employee relationships; wrongful termination; discrimination; employee defalcation; non-disclosure & non-competition agreements; construction contract performance & enforcement; construction defect litigation; mechanics liens; insurance issues; commercial & residential landlord/tenant matters; corporate governance matters; commercial & residential real estate matters; and creditors' rights. Mr. Klaus also offers his experience and expertise on a broad variety of business legal issues and transactions. Mr. Klaus attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1980 and Drake University, School of Law, where he received a J.D. with honors in 1985. At Drake, Mr. Klaus was admitted to the Order of the Coif and was the Projects Editor for the Drake Law Review. After law school, Mr. Klaus worked as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Dale P. Tursi, Court of Appeals of Colorado. Between 1986 and 1991, he worked for several downtown Denver law firms representing large companies in complex litigation. Between 1992 and 1999, Mr. Klaus was in a solo general civil litigation practice. Beginning December 1, 1999, Mr. Klaus joined the firm of Deisch and Marion, continuing his litigation practice and adding commercial and real estate transactions and general corporate representation to his area of practice. Mr. Klaus is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. Mr. Klaus has tired cases before juries and judges throughout Colorado in both state and federal court (including bankruptcy court). Mr. Klaus has also participated in numerous proceedings before state and federal administrative bodies and has participated, both as an advocate and arbiter, in many private arbitrations. Professional Involvement Member, American Bar Association and member, Employment & Labor Law Section. Member, Colorado Bar Association and member, Legal Fee Arbitration Committee from 1995 to 1999. Member, Denver Bar Association. Member, Arapahoe County Bar Associations and Board Member from 2009 to the present. Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee from 2009 to 2012. Professionalism Event Subcommittee from 2012 to present. Community Involvement Volunteer, Metropolitan Legal Referral Service (formally Thursday Night Bar) 1995 to present. Coach, Aurora Central High School, Mock Trial Team, 2011 to present. Volunteer, Law Line Nine, 1995 to present. Volunteer, U.S. District Court, Civil Pro Bono Panel Pilot Program, 2013 to present. Publications Klaus, Mandatory or Permissive: Borrower's Statutory Right to Notice of Deferral Relief for Farmer's Home Administration Loans, 33 Drake L. Rev. 407 (1983). Klaus & Cahill, Colorado No-Fault PIP Statute — Does it Bar Common Law Bad Faith Claims, 17 Colo. Law. 119 (1988). Klaus, Reverse Piercing, Vol. 31, No. 7 Colo. Law. 109 (2002). Reported Cases Rubenstein v. South Denver National Bank, 762 P.2d 755 (Colo. App. 1988). In Re Sawyer, 112 B.R. 386 (D. Colo. 1990). Reid v. Pyle, 51 P.3d 1064 (Colo. App. 2002). Edge Telecom, Inc. v. Sterling Bank, 143 P.3d. 1155 (Colo. App. 2006). To contact Jeff, e-mail him at Jeff_Klaus@deisch-marion.com
851 Clarkson Street, Denver, Colorado, 80218-3205 Telephone: (303) 837-1122 - Facsimile: (303) 832-6750