David B. Kline, Esq.

David B. Kline, Esq.

Associate

David B. Kline is an associate with the firm.  Mr. Kline has been practicing law, lecturing for various colleges and writing about the law for the past twenty-eight years.  He began his career at a large insurance defense law firm, where he often represented large insurance companies.  During that time, he learned “the other side”.  After four years, Mr. Kline decided to “switch sides” and has been a dedicated Plaintiff’s attorney ever since.

Work published by Mr. Kline has been cited by judges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has co-authored two legal treatises, one of which, Emotional Injuries: Law and Practice, was published by West Group and sold nationally to other lawyers.  He has authored numerous articles on various legal subjects, including limited tort loopholes, emotional distress recovery, premises liability and Pennsylvania’s first-party bad faith statute.  His work has been published in the PA Bar Association Quarterly Law Review, the Barrister, Sidebar, the Retainer and other publications intended to educate lawyers.  Mr. Kline has lectured on behalf of the PA Bar Institute and the Phila. Bar Education Center on the subjects of negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress and ethics in legal advertising.

Mr. Kline served as Chairperson of the Montgomery County Bar ADR Committee for two years and he was also a member of the PBA’s Professionalism Committee.  He was one of the original attorney-authors who submitted drafts of certain Rules of Evidence to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, before the rules were adopted in October of 1998.  He has argued before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and several times before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  One of Mr. Kline’s briefs contributed to insurance companies tendering the undisputed portion of their own insured’s uninsured and under-insured motorist claims.

During his free time, Mr. Kline enjoys time with his wife of thirty years and occasional visits from his four adult children.  He is a life-long Havertown resident and often plays Santa Claus for a local church.  He is an avid motorcyclist, Star Trek fan and animal lover, having rescued dozens of dogs and cats as far away as New Mexico and fostering several of them to this day.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Injuries on Property
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Truck Collisions
  • First Party Insurance Claims
  • Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New York
  • Maryland (inactive)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District of Maryland

Education

  • Temple University, B.A (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Widener University School of Law a/k/a Delaware Law School, J.D.
  • Temple University, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pa Association of Justice
  • Montgomery Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Scottish Rite Scholar recipient
  • Teacher of the year award in Evening Division of the PJA School, 2002-2009
  • 2nd co-author of 3 authors who wrote 1300 page treatise, “Emotional Injuries: Law and Practice” published by WEST Group, circa 1998.
  • 2nd co-author of 7 authors who wrote Pennsylvania Premises Liability: Law & Forms, published by PaTLA, circa 2003
  • Recipient of multiple Certificates of Appreciation from PBI for CLE lectures.

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