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State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Florida

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Chicago Surety Claims Association

DRI Fidelity and Surety

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Prehearing Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Stephen J. Markman, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

  • magna cum laude
  • Associate Editor, Wayne Law Review
  • Gold & Silver Key Certificate Recipient for academic performance

Eastern Michigan University, B.A., B.B.A.

  • summa cum laude

Jacquelyn A. Klima


Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and appeals. She is experienced in the analysis of claims against performance bonds, payment bonds, and other commercial bond forms; pursuit of exoneration and indemnification from bond principals and indemnitors; recovery of contract balances; and all aspects of litigation from the receipt of a claim through the appeals process.

Jacquelyn also handles general contract disputes, construction litigation, professional liability defense, and defense of title insurance carriers. She is fluent in Spanish.

Representative Matters

Analysis of commercial bond claims

Exoneration/indemnification of bond principals and indemnitors

General contract disputes

Construction litigation

Professional liability defense

Defense of title insurance carriers


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