Thomas Klein

Director, Homicide Practice Group; Bronx Defenders
Work 360 E. 161st St Bronx NY 10451
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Tom is a co-director of the Homicide Practice Group at Bronx Defenders.  He joined BXD in January, 2019, after 36 years as a trial lawyer at the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan.  During his career at Legal Aid he was a staff attorney, supervising attorney, co-head of the Manhattan trial office, Director of Litigation, and Senior Homicide Attorney. He has also trained on trial and suppression issues for public defender offices throughout New York State.

He is a member of the faculty of the New York State Defenders Association Basic Trials Skills Program, the BXD Defenders’ Academy, and the National College of Criminal Defense.  He co-authored the Legal Aid Society manual, “Expanding the Scope of Cross-Examination”; a two-volume publication (Volume One: suppression Hearings; Volume Two: Trials).  He was given NYSDA’s Service of Justice Award in 2012 and NYSBA’s Award for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation in 2017.


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