Kevin Klein


With a combination of big-firm training and courtroom experience, Kevin has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator and an excellent trial attorney. Kevin has tried more than 30 cases — ranging from relatively simple negligence cases to multi-week federal trials. He has also briefed and argued 17 appeals, again, from straightforward state court matters to federal appeals involving complex legal issues and millions of dollars.

Kevin graduated from Cornell Law School in 2000. After law school, and for two summers during law school, Kevin worked for Husch & Eppenberger, LLP (now Husch Blackwell, LLP), a major Midwestern defense firm with a first-rate litigation department. As an associate at Husch, Kevin successfully defended employers in all types of employment matters. More broadly, he learned the uncompromising attention to detail that high-stakes litigation requires.

In 2003, Kevin came to work for then-Director of Law Karl Dean at the Nashville Department of Law. He spent the next nine years in the trenches, investigating claims, conducting discovery, taking depositions, trying cases, and briefing and arguing appeals. During that time, Kevin got dozens, if not hundreds, of cases dismissed before trial with no payment to the plaintiff, won numerous jury and bench trials, and successfully briefed and argued cases in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Supreme Court.

In August 2012, Kevin founded The Klein Law Office, PLLC, later adding litigation partner Allison Bussell and becoming Klein Bussell, PLLC. The firm has since grown to six attorneys. At Klein Bussell, our mission is to provide outstanding legal services and excellent customer service.