Palm Desert, CA

At the upcoming 2022 Annual CLM Conference at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, CA, WSHB Partner, Jason Klein will present “Defect or Not: Don’t Rush to Judgment on Storm Damage” on March 24 at 3:30 p.m., with a panel of exceptionally talented industry professionals. The panel will discuss, not only storm damage and construction defects, which are typically readily evident or easily determined, but also, product defects, which can be more difficult to spot. The panel will explore how each of these types of claims present unique challenges to claims, legal, and forensic professionals, with the goal of providing strategies for effectively handling them. Key discussions will relate to consideration and evaluation of all potential causes of failures, including weather, installation, and manufacturing defects. Klein will be joined by fellow thought leaders in this area: Frank Griffin, P.E. of Envista Forensics; Aristeo Aguilera, OCIP Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Christopher Lambert, Casualty Claims Manager, Engle Martin & Associates, Inc.

Jason H. Klein is the Managing Partner of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP’s (WSHB) Denver office and a partner in the Firm’s Florida offices. Jason is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice is dedicated to complex civil litigation in the areas of commercial business litigation, employment litigation and wrongful termination defense matters, Americans with Disabilities Act claims and compliance, as well as construction defect, transportation, professional liability and complex general liability litigation. 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. Additionally, Jason has extensive experience representing clients in breach of contract disputes, creditors-debtors’ rights actions, as well as experience in construction defect litigation for national homebuilders, contractors, developers, and other construction-related professionals, as well as copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

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. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion into Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite.”

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