Lawrence H. Kleiner, Esq.
Lawrence H. Kleiner was first admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1991 after studying at Rutgers University and the Dickinson School of Law - (now the Penn State School of Law). Larry spent the earlier part of his legal career defending insurance companies and self-insured businesses against various types of personal injury claims, as well as “errors and omissions” claims against insurance brokers.
In 1995, Larry stopped defending insurance carriers and founded a law firm specializing in plaintiffs’ personal injury work, commercial litigation, criminal defense, family law, and zoning / municipal law. Since then, Larry has practiced exclusively in these areas. Making good use of his insurance defense experience, Larry has handled thousands of contested matter and tried numerous matters to conclusion before both a trial judge and juries.
For 24 years, Larry has been a trial lawyer with his own style and accomplishments. While a settled matter may be preferable, it is a fact that not all cases will settle and those that don’t must be resolved in Court before either a trial judge or a jury. While many lawyers will talk the talk during the pendency of the litigation, far fewer attorneys are able to “walk the walk.” Larry walks the walk.
In recognition of his trial experience, Larry has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Certified Civil Trial Attorneys designations are granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court only to attorneys who are able to demonstrate efficient levels of education, experience, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Less than 2% of attorneys in New Jersey have the honor of this recognition.
Larry is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) where he previously served on its Board of Governors, and is a former member of the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court.
Larry also serves as an arbitrator for the Bergen County Civil Arbitration Program.