As a litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Klatte has over 36 years experience.

He has tried to judgment, whether by dismissal, summary judgment, or trial, cases in the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Francisco County (Northern California), Santa Clara County (Northern California) and Sacramento County (Northern California).

He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1994, has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list each year since 2005, and was named to The Best Lawyers of America© list in 2020.

As a mediator, Mr. Klatte has served as a court-appointed mediator for the following courts and agencies:
  • San Bernardino Superior Court
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
Dedication and Commitment

Mr. Klatte is pursuing his mediation career with the same dedication and commitment to learning that he brought to his trial practice.  He is pursuing an LLM degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute which has been rated the #1 dispute resolution program in the world.

At Straus, he has completed graduate courses in the following subjects: Negotiation Theory and Practice, Mediation Theory and Practice, International Arbitration, Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution, the Psychology of Conflict Communication, Advanced Mediation Practice, and Ethical Issues in Dispute Resolution.  He expects to receive his degree in Fall 2020.


Mr. Klatte is also an active member of professional organizations devoted to dispute resolution: The American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution, and the Southern California Mediation Association.  Through his professional affiliations, he has participated in over 100 hours of training on topics including Employment Mediation and Online Dispute Resolution.  Through his association with the ICODR, he has provided input to software developers to improve ODR options and functionality.