J. Christopher Klotz

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Stevenson Klotz
 | 510 East Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-427-2722
Fax: 866-251-7888
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney J. Christopher Klotz is co-founder and partner with the law firm of Stevenson Klotz, which has office locations in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama. Regarded nationally as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Klotz has more than 27 years of legal experience, and he provides unmatched representation and guidance to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Criminal and DUI defense

    ·       Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability issues, nursing home abuse, and other avoidable tragedies caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing

    Born into a military family, Mr. Klotz moved many times during his childhood, and he learned how to size up people quickly and make friends. He credits this experience with his ability to connect to his clients, and he has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the lives and livelihoods of those he serves. As such, he delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support at all turns as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible on his clients' behalf.

    Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and unwavering commitment to those in need, Mr. Klotz has earned an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    Based upon his innate ability to get to know others, Mr. Klotz pursued a degree in psychology, and he graduated from Louisiana State University in 1989. He then attended Mississippi College School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Western Trial Advocacy Institute as well as the Vera Institute of Justice's Criminal Justice Program. He holds his license to practice in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and the District of Columbia.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Klotz is the past president and board of directors member of the Society of the Criminal Defense Bar. He is also past president of the Mississippi Public Defenders Association, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served as legislative chair of the Mississippi Public Defender Task Force and as member of the Criminal Code Revision Legislative Committee of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

    He is also active in several other local, state and national legal associations, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars before various legal education and professional organizations throughout his region. He also serves as den leader for his local Cub Scouts, a high school mock trial judge and mentor with the Federal Reentry Program. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Christopher Klotz

    Admitted: 2007, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://stevensonklotz.com/attorney/christopher-j-klotz/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia
    • Mississippi
    • Mississippi Supreme Court: Criminal Code Revision Legislative Committee
    • Alabama
    • Mississippi Legislature: MS Public Defender Task Force, Legislative Chair
    • Mississippi Public Defenders Association, Past President
    • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association: Lifetime Member
    • Florida
    • Rotary Club International, Paul Harris Fellow
    • American Inns of Court
    • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Society of the Criminal Defense Bar, Pensacola, Past President, Board of Directors

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mississippi Bar Association: High School Mock Trial Judge
    • New Orleans Innocence Project: Case Volunteer
    • Rotary Club International, Paul Harris Fellow
    • Federal Re-Entry Program Mentor
    • Cub Scout Den Leader

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • MPDA Criminal Trial College Faculty
    • Jackson Police Department Training Academy, Guest Lecturer
    • NBI Criminal Law Lecturer
    • University of Mississippi Law School: Guest Lecturer, Trial Practice Class
    • Mississippi Public Defenders Association: Effective Opening Statements
    • Mississippi College School of Law: DNA Evidence

    Educational Background:

    • Graduate Vera Institute of Justice, Criminal Justice Program
    • Louisiana State University, B.S. major in Psychology and minor in English, 1989
    • Graduate Western Trial Advocacy Institute
    • Graduate National Criminal Defense College
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    Office Location for J. Christopher Klotz

    510 East Zaragoza St
    Pensacola, FL 32502

    Phone: 850-427-2722

    Fax: 866-251-7888

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2020

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