Visiting Assistant Professor and Attorney-in-Charge, Clinical Prosecution Practicum
Professor Klein has been an attorney for the past 33 years and a prosecutor for most of that time. Since leaving public service, he has been teaching at Hofstra Law in the areas of criminal procedure, trial advocacy and criminal externship programs.
Before joining Hofstra Law, he was the chief of the Major Offense Bureau in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. He personally tried more than 100 felony prosecutions and was the attorney on the Amy Fisher-Joey Buttafuoco saga; the Joel Rifkin serial murder trial; the kidnapping, torture and murder of a Hofstra student; and the Jermaine Ewell racial attack, as well as other murders, kidnappings and rapes. He has tried three murder in the first degree cases, all resulting in convictions and sentences of life in prison without parole.