Kerri L. Klein is a founding partner of POSKUS, CATON & KLEIN, P.C. Ms. Klein values close working relationships with her clients so that she can ensure their estate plans meet their unique personal and financial needs. Ms. Klein feels privileged to have worked with a diverse clientele and welcomes individuals from all walks of life.
Specifically, Ms. Klein assists individuals in the areas of estate planning, gifting, guardianships, conservatorships, health care advance directives, powers of attorney, probate, taxes, trusts and wills, and estate administration.
Ms. Klein is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado and is a member of the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, where she has served as the chair and co-chair of the Statutory Revisions Committee, chair of the Rules and Forms Committee and member of the Executive Council. She is also a member of the Denver Bar Assocation and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Klein’s experience and professionalism has been repeatedly noted by her peers. In 2015, she was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Additionally, Ms. Klein was selected as a Superlawyer’s Rising Star for the years 2009-2015 and Superlawyer for the years 2016-2020, and as one of the Best Lawyers of America for 2016-2020.
Ms. Klein is a member of the Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation Legacy Planning Advisory Council. She also welcomes the opportunity to educate the public through speaking. She has voluntarily spoken to many organizations in the past, including the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado and Firefly Autism.
Ms. Klein received her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, in psychology from the University of Colorado. As an undergraduate, Ms. Klein completed a legal internship with the Weld County District Attorney's office, where she assisted with the Youth Diversion Program. Ms. Klein also completed an internship with the Boulder County Mental Health Center mentoring emotionally-disabled youth.
Kerri is a native of Colorado, born and raised in Kersey, Colorado. She enjoys spending time with her two young children. She loves the outdoors and going hiking, cycling, and snowshoeing. She is also an amateur photographer and enjoys traveling.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Trust Administration
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Colorado, 2002
- University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
- J.D. - 2002
- University of Colorado
- B.A. - 1999
- Honors: With Distinction
- Major: Psychology
- Reformation: From Here to Uncertainty, The Colorado Lawyer, Colorado Bar Association, September 2015
- New Colorado Rules of Probate Procedure, Council Notes, Trust and Estate Section, Colorado Bar Association, September 2015
- Elder Law Considerations for Estate Planning, Chapter 11, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Sixth Edition, 2013-2015
- In re Estate of Johnson, 304 P.3d 614 (Colo. App. 2012)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Chair, Statutory Revisions Committee, 2014-2015
- Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Co-Chair, Statutory Revisions Committee, 2013-2014
- Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member, Trust and Estate Executive Council, 2011-2013
- Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Chair, Rule Rewrite Subcommittee, 2011-present
- Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Secretary, Rules and Forms Committee, 2009-2010
- American Bar Association
- Phi Beta Kappa