Jack Klecan has built a reputation as one of the preeminent litigators in the Southwest and has been recognized as such by Best Lawyers, among other publications. Businesses from a range of industries including insurance, healthcare, hospitality and transportation have turned to Jack for his unmatched trial experience. Jack is associated with hundreds of important verdicts in Arizona and New Mexico, and has served as lead counsel in more than 250 jury trials involving product liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, professional liability and personal injury cases.

His clients’ successes have contributed to the array of awards Jack has received, which include Top Lawyer in business and corporate law by Arizona Business Magazine, Best Lawyers in America for product liability litigation in Arizona and New Mexico, and Super Lawyers in personal injury several years in a row.

Jack is a member of the Professional Liability Practice Group Steering Committee of ALFA International and is a co-founder and past president of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of New Mexico and later taught trial practice at the UNM law school for several years.

PUBLICATIONS

Regional Editor, “Product Liability Cases and the Duty to Warn: A 50-State Compendium,” DRI Publications
Course Book Editor, Product Liability Seminar, ALFA International, 2004
Contributor, “Compendium of Products Liability Law Issues,” ALFA International, 2004

PRESENTATIONS

“Defense of Catastrophic Cases,” Client presentation, October 2011

“Depositions of CEOs and General Counsel: How to Avoid Them and How to Handle Them” (panel moderator), ALFA International Tele-Seminar, September 2009

“Preparing the Company Witness for Deposition,” ALFA International Product Liability Practice Group Seminar, November 2008

VERY SATISFIED CLIENTS

Leslie Ferguson | Environmental Claims | Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

HONORS AND AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America® (Products Liability Defense – Arizona), 2012 – 2018

The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury defense – New Mexico), 1995 – 1998

Southwest Super Lawyers (Personal Injury), 2011 – 2017

JACK KLECAN, SHAREHOLDER

PRACTICE AREAS

Product Liability Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Litigation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association: Past President
ALFA International: Professional Liability Practice Group Steering Committee

BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1998
New Mexico, 1974
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1998
U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1974

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico, J.D., 1974: Margaret Keiper Dailey Award
University of New Mexico, B.A., History, 1971

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