Attorney Dale W. Klaus, born and raised in Florida, received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with minors in Psychology, History, and Communications from the University of Central Florida in 1993.
In 1997, Mr. Klaus received his Juris Doctorate from Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia, and has been licensed with the Florida Bar since 1997 and with the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, since 1999. During law school, he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Klaus worked as an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Naples, Florida, focusing on the prosecution of juvenile delinquency cases, many of which involved issues of domestic violence.
Mr. Klaus joined the law firm as an associate attorney in 2001 and became a shareholder in 2005. He is a member of the Collier County Bar Association, where he is a past-chair of the Family Law Section and immediate past-chair of the Trial Lawyer's Section; a member of the Florida Bar and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; a Master of the Bench member of the Thomas S. Biggs Chapter of the American Inns of Court; and, a Board Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida.
Mr. Klaus has been named in Florida Trend's Legal Elite from 2007 through 2013; a Rising Star in Florida SuperLawyers in 2009; and, is an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for an attorney.