Jason H. Klein



1805 Shea Center Drive
Suite 200
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
P (720) 479-2500
F (303) 471-1855

1501 S. Church Avenue
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33629
P (813) 422-6910
F (813) 425-6983

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Jason Klein is the managing partner of WSHB’s Denver office and a partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Jason is a skilled litigator with over 20-years of experience. His practice is dedicated to complex civil litigation in the areas of general liability, employment and wrongful termination defense, Americans with Disabilities Act claims, as well as construction defect, transportation, and professional liability. Jason has represented international, national, and regional corporations, carriers, and businesses (including Fortune 500 companies) and individuals in both state and federal courts in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Missouri and Wyoming. In addition, Jason assists WSHB’s national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. Jason has also successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases, including the interpretation of policy provisions and exclusions. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion into Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite.” Jason is also a regular presenter on trial and litigation strategy.


The University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2001)

The University of Kansas (B.A., 1997)

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Practice Areas

  • Defense of developers, general contractors, construction managers and design professionals in litigation involving commercial and residential properties, including construction defect litigation.
  • Defense of property owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors against claims arising from commercial and residential construction sites, including water intrusion and mold cases.
  • Prosecution and defense of developers against claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for damages due to delays in construction.
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for indemnification and breach of contract.
  • Defense of large retailers and businesses in ADA compliance issues.
  • Advise employers on best practices and management strategies to avoid claims.
  • Defense of employers in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Defense of employers in Title I claims brought under the ADA.
  • Defense of employers in harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.
  • Advises employers on all aspects of responding to wage and hour audits conducted by the Department of Labor and similar state agencies, as well as conducting self-audits to ensure proactive compliance.
  • Represents employers in response to NLRB complaints of unfair labor practices under the National Labor Relations Act, which applies to all workplaces regardless of union representation.
Professional Liability
  • Defense of professional liability claims against engineers, design professionals, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents, and miscellaneous professionals.
  • Represent national trucking/transportation carriers in catastrophic fatalities in Florida, Kansas, and Missouri – including jury trials in Kansas and Missouri.


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Trial & Appellate Results

Becky McCray v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2020 WL 495376 (D. Colo. 2020) (slip copy) (successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice, and defeated motion for remand, of civil action involving application of Colorado’s Dram Shop Act)

Brian Shutts v. Precision Assessment Technology Corporation, 2009 WL 960103 (M.D. Fla. 2009) (successfully defeated motion to dismiss and/or stay and alternative motion to transfer case from Florida to Vancouver, British Columbia, in a matter involving a breach of a Canadian share purchase agreement)

Crowe v. True’s IGA, LLP, 85 P.3d 1261 (Kan. App. 2004) (affirming summary judgment in a premises liability matter)

Hollinger v. Sifers, 122 S.W.3d 112 (Mo. App. W.D. 2003) (affirming dismissal under Missouri’s long-arm statute)

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Events, Seminars & Presentations

Defect or Not: Don’t Rush to Judgment on Storm Damage, CLM Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA, March 2022

The Fine Line Between Icky and Ethical: 9 Steps in Ethical Decision Making, RISE (Rising Insurance Star Executives) Webinar, August 19, 2021

Communication is the Key: So Why Are We So Bad At It?, CLM Annual Conference, August 13, 2021

Seven Habits that Define a Highly Effective Claims Team, CLM Webinar, August 2020

Ethics in Claims Handling, RISE (Rising Insurance Star Executives) Webinar, September 2019

The Comedy and Tragedy of Claims: Ethics in Claims Handling, Comedy Works, Denver, CO, August 2019

Envista Forensics Construction Defect Roundtable, New York City, September 2018

Legal Ethics: What You Need to Know When Defending Under a CGL Policy, National Business Institute’s “Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy: The Complete Guide” Seminar, Tampa, Florida, December 2017

How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), National Business Institute Seminar, Tampa, Florida, December 2016

Caveat Lector: Reader Beware: Florida Construction Contracts and Updates in Florida Law, 2016 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), Orlando, Florida, July 2016

Written Discovery: How to Draft to Get What You Need, Proper Objections, and How to Deal with Improper Objections and Misbehavior, Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, March 31, 2016

The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Tool Kit (A Real World Application of Evidence to Courtroom Events), NBI (National Business Institute), Tampa, Florida, December 2015

Wet, Wild, Windy Construction Claims Issues and Their Effects on Coverage Decisions, RIMKUS Consulting Group, Inc.’s 12th Annual CLE Seminar, Tampa, Florida, June 2015

Written Discovery: How to Draft to Get What You Need, Proper Objections, and How to Deal with Improper Objections and Misbehavior, Professionalism Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, 2015

Keep Calm and Follow the Rules: The Complex Business Litigation Court Rules, Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Contracts II, Florida A&M University College of Law, 2011

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Community Activities

Guardian ad Litem, Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid

Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Florida, 2006 – 2013

Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Central Florida, 2006 – 2008

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Awards & Accomplishments

AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2016

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