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.
Over $600K+ Saved for Insurance Carrier
Yosef Klein obtained summary disposition on behalf of an insurance company facing claims for PIP, UM, and third-party liability insurance coverage in connection with a car accident because the insurance policy was purchased with fraudulent misrepresentations in the application. The total claimed by Plaintiff exceeded $600,000!
RCR attorney’s Yosef C. Klein and Janine M. Plourd obtained summary disposition on behalf of an insurer following a car versus motorcycle accident. The claimant motorcyclist spent substantial time in the hospital and underwent multiple surgeries. Our client insured the driver of the vehicle. We pursued a declaratory judgment action. On summary disposition, the Court agreed that our client owed no coverage in connection with the accident because the vehicle being driven by the insured at the time of the accident was available for the insured’s regular but was not listed on his policy.
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.
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.
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.
Super Lawyer Rising Star Awarded
RCR proudly announces that Yosef Klein was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
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.
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.
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.
Yosef Klein achieved summary disposition via policy rescission. A backdated policy that had been issued after an unintentional lapse in coverage was rescinded.
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.
$1 Million Exposure Avoided
A million-dollar policy was rescinded based on a policy exclusion. Yosef Klein obtained dismissal with prejudice.