Tenacious. Smart. Compassionate. A Harvard Law School graduate, Jose Klein specializes in client-focused representation in employment law and civil rights matters in Oregon and Washington. Achieving justice and fairness for his clients is his mission. Getting there requires understanding the unique needs and concerns of the individuals and small businesses who hire him. It also requires the courage to fight for what is right.
Prior to co-founding Klein Munsinger, Jose gained skills and insights as a litigator and labor negotiator at top local and national employment and labor law firms. He spent nearly a decade developing inside knowledge about how employers and employers’ attorneys approach workplace disputes. Now running his own shop, Jose applies those insights to vindicate the rights of victims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation at work. Jose represents victims of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other protected classifications. He litigates wage and hour claims, violations of protected leave laws, and breach of contract cases.
After graduating from law school, Jose clerked for Justice Martha Walters on the Oregon Supreme Court. As an honors attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice he handled termination of parental rights cases. He has experience with jury and bench trials and arbitrations. In each instance, Jose brings wits, integrity and insight to the challenge.
Both Jose and Damien were quick to see that I had been wronged by my previous employer. Other attorneys basically told me to file a BOLI claim, which would have taken forever, and precluded me from seeking penalty wages. Jose took my case on quickly, and wasted no time getting to work. Damien then stepped in, and finished my case in amazing time! These gentlemen are extremely professional and proficient in their field, while at the same time retaining a personable relationship with me. I felt that at any time I could ask either of them anything about the status of my case, and they would respond without hesitation, and in a way that made me feel like I mattered to them. I can’t say enough about Klein Munsinger. I would recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance with any wage issue.