J. Nicholas (“Nick”) Klein, III received his Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1968 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 1976, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University). In law school, Nick graduated first in his class and rose to Comments Editor of the Law Review. He has practiced law in Accomack and Northampton counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for thirty-five years. For nearly fifteen years, he has been the Assistant Commissioner of Accounts and a Commissioner in Chancery of the Circuit Court, both positions appointed by the resident Circuit Court Judge of Accomack and Northampton County, Virginia.
Nick has been a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association since 1977. He has tried cases before trial judges and juries for thirty-five years in the General District and Circuit Courts. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group whose membership is restricted to the less than 1% of U.S. attorneys nationwide who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. In 2004, Nick was appointed to a three-year term by the Supreme Court of Virginia as an at-large member of the Virginia State Bar Council and then was reappointed to a second three-year term. Prior to that, he held the Vice-Chairmanship and Chairmanship of the Client’s Protection Fund, established to protect people who suffer financial losses due to dishonest conduct by Virginia lawyers.