Beth Klein 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.
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.
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 is also a past recipient of the Georgia Imhoff Philanthropy and Activism Award, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
In a major blow to human traffickers in Colorado and Texas, Attorney 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. In Colorado alone, Beth has built a coalition of more than 500 individuals, professionals and non-governmental organizations who share her passion to end human trafficking.
She was featured in the IndieFlix documentary, The Empowerment Project. Beth writes a personal blog at www.bethklein.com.
In 2018 Beth Klein was named as one of the six women in Colorado who are changing the world by Everything Boulder.