Samara Klein is the principal attorney of The Klein Law Firm. She has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney, community leader, and advocate for children and adults with disabilities, as well as other individuals who have been discriminated against or mistreated. Ms. Klein experience includes successfully representing clients in state and federal court and in administrative hearings.
The philosophy of The Klein Law Firm is to work with clients in a collaborative manner to try to find a peaceful and efficient resolution when possible. However, when necessary, Ms. Klein is prepared to vigorously fight for you and your childís rights in court or in administrative hearings.
Education: Special Education and Other Civil Rights in Schools:
Ms. Klein has successfully represented parents under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and served as an administrative judge for four years in IDEA cases. Ms. Klein also offers experience and knowledge of other disability laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Klein has prevailed in advocating for the rights of children whose rights have been violated based through other forms of discrimination such as race or sex.
Abuse and Bullying in School and in Other Settings
Ms. Klein has secured monetary damages and other relief for children who have been victims of abuse and severe bullying. Claims of abuse and bullying that result in personal injury also often involve civil rights claims. Ms. Kleinís unique experience includes representing children who have been personally injured because of abuse or bullying as well as representing these children on civil rights and other rights that have been violated.
The Klein Law firm also offers specialized expertise in the health care arena. The Firm can help individuals, businesses and health care providers learn how to ensure maximum coverage for health benefits. As the executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit organization advocating for health care benefits, Ms. Klein gained extensive knowledge of the healthcare system and how to get health insurance to reimburse families and providers for needed coverage.
Additional Areas of Practice
Disability Laws: In addition to representing children under IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Ms. Klein has experience successfully advocating for individuals with disabilities throughout Missouri, in the metro Kansas City area, and in the United States. Her knowledge and experience includes the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Missouri Human Right Act, and laws concerning guardianship and conservatorship. Policy Reform: The Klein Law Firm can help your organization analyze, develop, and advocate to improve policies. We can help you educate policymakers and conduct direct and grassroots lobbying. We can also help you improve the way public agencies, employers and the public at large understands and responds to your concerns. Nonprofit Law/Consulting: Our firm understands how to help your nonprofit comply with the law, while also supporting the mission of your work. As a lawyer who has also been the executive director of a nonprofit organization, Ms. Klein is uniquely qualified to offer support to nonprofit organizations. This includes helping organizations gain 501(c)(3) status, writing and revising bylaws, drafting and reviewing contracts and conducting board training.
Contact us today:
9229 Ward Parkway, St. 370
Kansas City, MO 64114