Boulder Colorado Attorney Beth Klein uses her education and law license for good.
Beth funds trainings to prevent the commercial exploitation of children and brings communities together to protect children 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 does not take any position on legalizing consensual, non-violent sex work and does not believe that law enforcement resources should target consensual sex workers.
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.
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.
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 as one of the Women of Influence in the State of Colorado by the Denver Post.