Beth Klein Attorney

Boulder Colorado Attorney Beth Klein uses her education and law license for good.

Beth platforms projects and trainings to prevent the commercial exploitation of human beings and

brings communities together to protect people from trafficking and exploitation. She has sued

traffickers and exploiters and recovered significant judgments for victims of violent, coerced human

trafficking victims, now survivors. Beth graduated second in her class at Truman University, summa

cum laude. After receiving a Rotary International Scholarship to Ireland, Beth continued her education

through the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, where she was an editor for the Denver

Law Review.

Beth Klein Boulder Attorney and Colorado Humanitarian greets President Obama and Senator Bennett
President Obama, Senator Bennett, and Beth Klein

 

Once she graduated law school, Boulder Attorney Beth Klein parlayed her legal expertise into an
 
immensely successful career, tackling the injustices of human trafficking. She passionately represents
 
victims of this crime in civil court, and  works to recover compensation for the damages they have
 
suffered as a result of their enslavement. More recently, Beth has taken on cases against military
 
contractors committing trafficking crimes abroad, in both war and conflict zones.  Her verdicts have
 
set records and new precedents.
Beth Klein Boulder Attorney and Humanitarian in Colorado

In 2006, Beth was selected as one of the “500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in the United States” by Lawdragon, an honor she shares along with multiple recognitions as a “Superlawyer” in the state of Colorado.  Attorney Beth Klein has been honored with inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list and among the Best Lawyers in America®

Beth is also a past recipient of the Women’s eNews 21 Leaders Award for her work as an advocate for the enslaved, as well as for writing one of the most effective anti-trafficking laws, pro bono.

In 2010, More Magazine named her as one of the “50 Women That You Want On Your Side,” an honor she shared alongside Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey, among other prominent female leaders. That same year, Beth served on the steering committee of  Demand Abolition, an advocacy organization that seeks to dramatically reduce the demand for sex trafficking and  commercial sex in the United States.

She served by appointment of Governor Hickenlooper on The Colorado Children’s Trust Fund (CCTF) Board.  The purpose of the Board is to prevent the abuse and neglect of Colorado’s children.   During her tenure, the Colorado Child Abuse Hotline was established.  1-844-CO-4-KIDS  The hotline has seen increased participation and has dramatically increased effective interventions on behalf of Colorado children at risk.

She is also a past recipient of the Georgia Imhoff Philanthropy and Activism Award, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Beth wrote the 2010 and 2011 Anti-Human Trafficking laws for Colorado and the primary anti-demand laws for the State of Texas. These laws focus on common practices of human traffickers—such as their coercion of victims into becoming prostitutes or forcing them to become domestic slaves—and allow trafficking victims to sue for three times the amount of damages and attorney’s fees. 

She was featured in the IndieFlix documentary, The Empowerment Project.  The Empowerment Project has screened in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, organizations and corporations of all kinds with audiences as intimate as 10 and as grand as 1,000.  Empowerment Project   In 2018 Beth Klein was named as one of the six women in Colorado who are changing the world by Everything Boulder.  She was also named by the Denver Post as one of the Women of Influence in the State of Colorado.  The Boulder County Bar Association honored her with the highest award available for a member of the Boulder Bar, The Sonny Flowers award.  She was named to the Alumni Hall of Fame for her high school, Palmer High in Colorado Springs, Colorado.