FROM THE CAPTAIN:
MAGISTRATE JUDGE THEODORE KLEIN(1940-2006)
Theodore Klein has over 30 years of experience in the practice of white-collar criminal law. He has represented individuals and collective entities in a variety of investigations before grand juries, federal and state administrative agencies and boards, and in quasi-trial and trial proceedings in all courts. He is experienced in white-collar matters, including RICO, medicare and medicaid violations, fraud against the government, money laundering, banking violations, and international extradition. He has represented individuals and entities in forfeiture matters involving currency, property, and conveyances.
Mr. Klein is listed in The Best Lawyers in America , and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney before entering into private practice. He as been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law for 25 years.
He is a past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and served for six years on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar.
He has appeared in courts at all levels in the nation, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is often appointed as a Special Master in hotly contested federal and state litigation; serves as a mediator in federal and state civil cases; and represents individuals in Florida Bar disciplinary matters.
He had been a Magistrate Judge, since October 30, 2003.
Rumpole remembers: When Ted Klein walked into a courtroom he comanded respect. His presence, his professionalism, his demeanor all bespoke of a rare attorney and man who graced us with his presence and whose likes will not be seen again in these parts.
We fondly remember reading his “farewell email” to his fellow criminal defense attorneys when he was appointed a Federal Magistrate. After writing about all the things he would miss, he wrote with what was clearly a smile evident even though we were just reading words, that becoming a Magistrate meant, and we are paraphrasing this from memory “No More Visits to Jails!!!”
His email brought a smile to our face because his appointment as a Magistrate was an honor long overdue and we celebrated his joy in starting a new facet of his distinguished career. He will be missed and long remembered.