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Hon. Karen Klein (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Fargo, North Dakota.

Hon. Karen Klein (Ret.)

Karen Klein Mediation, LLC
417 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND, 58103
Tel: (701) 715-4629
Website: www.kleinmaring.com
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Recognized for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1985
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2019): 2000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2019): 10
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Biographical

Karen served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota for 30 years, from 1985 to 2015, acting as Chief Magistrate Judge since 1993.

Judge Klein established mediation as part of the federal district court's civil case management program in 1985 and became one of the first legal professionals in North Dakota to mediate civil cases, successfully mediating thousands of disputes as a judge, establishing a national reputation as a settlement expert.

Since retiring from the bench, Judge Klein has established a fulltime ADR practice, serving the legal community throughout the state of North Dakota.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

J.D., University of North Dakota, 1977.  Order of the Coif.

B.S., Minot (N.D.) State College, 1971.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Former Chair, State Bar Association of North Dakota Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Former President, Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • Former Board Member, Federal Judicial Center (appointed by Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Former Chair, Federal Judicial Center Advisory Committee on Magistrate Judge Education (apptd by Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Former Member, U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Information and Technology & Committee on Magistrate Judges System (apptd by Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Former Member, U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Administration of the Magistrate Judges System (appointed by Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Former Chair, Civil Justice Reform Panel, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Former President, Ronald N. Davies Inn of Court
  • Former Member, North Dakota Judiciary Standards Committee (appointed by Chief Justice, N.D. Supreme Court)

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