Yosef Klein is the head of the firm’s insurance coverage practice. He is able to break down and simplify complex legal analyses. Yosef has written many articles on the topics of insurance coverage, litigation, and professionalism. He was born and raised in Metro Detroit.
Yosef interned for a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, one of the busiest courthouses in the United States before joining the insurance coverage practice at a national litigation law firm. In 2015, Yosef and his family returned to their Michigan roots, where he continues to focus on insurance law and litigation. When not working, Yosef enjoys spending time with wife and four sons, playing the guitar and camping.
Yosef is a Trustee of the Oak Park Public Schools. Yosef also volunteers and serves in leadership roles with several other community organizations.
Appellate Victory on Permissive Use Defense
Our client was sued for ownership liability. We filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit because our client’s car had been taken without permission. After the trial court denied the motion, Mr. Klein filed an application for leave to appeal. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and ordered that summary disposition be entered in favor of our client.
Another SD Victory
Yosef Klein obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer, and a ruling of no defense or indemnity owed, against a medical facility who delayed reporting a medical malpractice wrongful-death claim.
Summary Disposition Upheld on Appeal
The claim arose out of a fire in a commercial property. Summary disposition was obtained by Mr. Klein for the insurer and upheld on appeal granting rescission after insured failed to report loss prior to issuance of retroactive renewal policy.
Another SD Victory
Summary disposition was obtained by Yosef’s team for an insurer and upheld on appeal based on a policy exclusion. The claim arose out of the death of a subcontractor’s employee.
Reversal on Appeal in Favor of Insurer
Yosef obtained reversal of the circuit court’s ruling in favor of insured. The Court held that the policy’s “temporary occupancy” provision applied and that the insurer owed only the relevant sublimit.
Super Lawyer Awarded
RCR is pleased to announce that Yosef Klein has been recognized as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of Michigan lawyers.
Material Misrepresentation Dismissal
Yosef Klein sought and achieved summary disposition of a PIP case. The Judge granted policy rescission of the auto policy for material misrepresentation.
Yosef Klein achieved summary disposition via policy rescission. A backdated policy that had been issued after an unintentional lapse in coverage was rescinded.
$1 Million Exposure Avoided
A million-dollar policy was rescinded based on a policy exclusion. Yosef Klein obtained dismissal with prejudice.
Court of Appeals Victory
A coverage denial based on an exclusion was overruled by the trial court. Yosef and Ken won outright at the Appellate level. $400,000 in bills were dismissed.