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Jacquelyn A. Klima

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Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals.

Biography

Jacquelyn 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
  • Surety defense litigation
  • Appeals

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals.

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Appellate Practice Section, Council Member
      • Treasurer, 2022-2023
      • Chair-Elect 2023-2024
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Surety Claims Association
  • DRI Fidelity and Surety
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

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

Clerkship

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

Education

  • 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

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals.

October 30, 2023

Kerr Russell Prevails in Court of Appeals

Daniel Ferris and Jacquelyn Klima recently represented a builder/landlord against a municipality that attempted to have its lease declared void, claiming that the client did not solicit competitive bids...

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September 8, 2023

DeLine and Klima Prevail in Michigan Court Of Appeals

James DeLine and Jacquelyn Klima prevailed recently in the Michigan Court Of Appeals in an automotive supply chain dispute. Mr. DeLine represented a Tier 1 mold builder in a...

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May 17, 2023

The Value of an Appeal

Of course, each case must be analyzed based on its own facts, the strength of the legal positions, the amount of money at issue, and any long-term ramifications of...

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