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Alan J. Klevan

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Address: One Washington Mall Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-742-1170

Fax: 617-742-3237

Position: Senior Associate

With Firm: Since 1991

Alan J. Klevan

Alan Klevan is a senior associate at Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. He has been practicing extensively in the field of personal injury law for nearly 30 years.  Alan is a nationally recognized law practice advisor and in his career has flown around the country helping other law firms become better at what they do.  He is also a well-known speaker at National Bar Conferences and has presented in front of large attorney audiences over 100 times.  In the past, he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility.  He was also honored with the 2005 Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys President’s Award and in 2009 with the nationally recognized American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Trainer of the Year Award.

He is a longstanding member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Bar Association.

Alan received his B.A. at Brandeis University in 1987 and obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, at Suffolk University School of Law in 1990.

In his spare time, Alan enjoys spending time with his 4 children, skiing, and golfing.  He is also a connoisseur of lobster rolls, searching for the best  roll on the planet.  In fact, he has experienced over 100!

Professional and Civic Contributions:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    Executive Management Board (2008 – 2011 )
    Member, Strategic Planning Committee (2008 – 2009 )
    Member, House of Delegates (2007 – 2012)
    Co-Chair, Education Subcommittee (2009 – 2010 )
    Budget and Finance Committee (2009 – 2010)
    Implementation of Technology Task Force (2008 – 2009 )
    Co-Chair, Law Practice Management Section (2008 – 2009)
    Chair, Law Practice Management Section (2007-2008)
    Council Member, Law Practice Management Section, (2005 – 2010)
    Council Member, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, (2010 – )
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    Board of Governors, (1996 – 2009)
    Co-Chair, Membership Committee, (1999 – 2001)
    Chair, Legislative Subcommittee of the Automobile Committee, (2000 – 2001)
    Co-chair, Membership Committee, (2004 – 2006)
  • American Bar Association
    Editorial Board, GP/Solo Magazine Technology & Practice Guide (2009 – present)
    Member, Law Practice Management Section (2007 – present)
    Member, Technology Subsection of the Law Practice
    Management Section (2008 – present)
  • American Association for Justice
    Member, (1999 – 2010)
    First Vice-Chair, Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Injury Section, 2006 – 2007
    Second Vice Chair, Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Injury Section, 2005 – 2006
    Secretary, Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Injury Section, 2004 – 2005
  • Workplace Law and Advocacy Group
    Member, Board of Governors, 2006 – 2008
  • Temple Reyim – Newton, Massachusetts
    Vice-President, (2009 – 2010)
    Executive Management Board (2008 – 2010 )
    Assistant Financial Secretary (2008 – 2010)
    Financial Board (2008 – 2010)
    Board of Directors (2003 – 2012 )
    Chair, Shabbat Reyim Committee (2007 – 2009)
    Chair, Marketing and Communications Committee (2009 – 2011)

Presentations:

  • 1/20/99, Speaker, “Identifying and Litigating Personal Injury Protection Claims,” MATA Seminar
  • 3/20/99, Speaker, “Life After Dominguez,” MATA Annual Automobile Seminar
  • 4/15/99, Speaker, “Automobile Liability,” MATA Annual Torts Update seminar
  • 6/4/99, Speaker, “Addressing Personal Injury Protection, Independent Medical Examination and Third Party Claims,” MATA Annual Meeting and Convention
  • 1/8/00, Speaker, “Automobile Liability,” Lorman Business Institute Seminar
  • 5/10/01, Speaker, “Personal Injury Protection Update 2001,” MATA Annual Automobile seminar
  • 6/2/05, Speaker, “How to Start and Run a Successful Small – Firm Practice,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 12/15/05, Speaker, “Hot Law Practice Management Tips on a Cold Night,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 3/25/06, Speaker, “Work Smarter, Not Harder,” Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference
  • 10/25/06, Speaker, “Hanging Your Shingle,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 3/2/07, Speaker, “Practicing in an Electronic World,” Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference
  • 6/25/07, Speaker, “Hot Topics in Managing Your Office,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 10/25/2007, Speaker, “How to Start and Run Your Successful Solo or Small Firm Practice,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 4/17/2008, Speaker, “Technology for Marketing and Building Your Personal Injury Practice,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 6/24/2008, Speaker, “Technology for a Greener Office,” Mass Recycle/Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 8/12/2008, Speaker, “Turbocharge Your Practice,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 9/23/2008, Speaker, “Microsoft Office for Lawyers,” Massachusetts Bar Association/Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 10/7/2008, Speaker, “New Technology for Re-Entering the Practice,” Annual Lawyers In Transition Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 10/22/2008, Speaker, “Free services, software and sites for attorneys,” Middlesex County Bar Advocates Program in Salem
  • 11/6/2008, Speaker, “Going Small or Solo – Now What?” at New England School of Law on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 11/20/2008, Speaker, “Going Small or Solo – Now What?” at Suffolk University on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 12/15/08, Speaker, “Affordable Internet Resources for Lawyers,” Middlesex Bar Advocates Program in Lowell
  • 1/4/2009, Speaker, “Technology, Toys and Tips: How to Make Your Practice Work Better for You,” Colorado Bar Association/Law Education Institute Annual Conference, Vail, Colorado
  • 1/29/2009 and 2/5/09, Speaker, “Going Small or Solo – Now What?” at Boston College on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2/11/2009, Speaker, “Turbocharge Your Practice with Affordable Technology, ABA Techshow Road Show, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3/3/2008, Speaker, “Going Small or Solo – Now What?” at Massachusetts School of Law on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 3/20/2009, Speaker, “Transform Your Practice Fifteen Minutes at a Time,” Massachusetts Bar Association Tech Fair, Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 3/23/2009, Speaker, “Going Small or Solo – Now What?” at Boston University School of Law on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 4/16/2009, Speaker, “Creative Ways to Use Your Law Degree,” on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 4/30/2009, Speaker, “Critical Marketing and Operations Skills for Lawyers,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • 5/4/2009, Speaker, “10 Time Management Tips to Power Down Stress,” 2009 Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts Spring Conference
  • 5/13/2009, Speaker, “Business Law Update: The Data Privacy Act,” on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 8/12/2009, Speaker, “Affordable Technology for Your Small or Solo Practice,” Boston University
  • 9/16/2009 – Speaker, “From Student to Lawyer,” New England School of Law
  • 11/5/2009 – Speaker, “Using Technology to Efficiently Handle Motor Vehicle Claims,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1/21/2010 – Speaker, “Solo and Small Firm Startup Basics,” Boston Bar Association
  • 1/28/2010 – Speaker, “How to Start and Run Your Law Practice,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2/26/2010 – Speaker, “The Business of Lawyering,” Western New England College
  • 3/3/2010 – Speaker, “Thriving in Challenging Times: A Law Practice Toolbox,” Boston Bar Association
  • 3/12/2010 – Speaker, “Sixty Sites in Sixty Minutes,” Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference
  • 3/16/2010 – Speaker, “How to Efficiently Run Your Law Practice,” Essex County Bar Association
  • 5/20/2010 – Speaker, “Turbocharge Your Office With Powerful Technology,” Fall River Bar Association
  • 6/16/2010 – Speaker, “ The Legal Toolkit: Using Technology to Power Your Practice, “ Boston Bar Association
  • 7/6/2010 – Speaker, “The 60 Best Law Practice Management Tips of the Year,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 8/9/2010 – Speaker, “Your Legal Toolkit – Technology and Your Practice,” Boston University School of Law
  • 9/20/2010 – Speaker, “Becoming a Purple Cow – Marketing Yourself to Make You Stand Out From the Competition, “ Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program
  • 9/30/2010 – Speaker, “Running a Paperless Law Office,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 11/16/2010 – Speaker, “How to Market Your Law Practice in a Challenging Economy,” Essex County Bar Association
  • 12/1/2010 – Speaker, “Starting Your Law Firm on a Budget,” The Warren Group Firm Future Presentation
  • 12/1/2010 – Speaker, “60 Sites to Bring Your Firm Into the Future,” The Warren Group Firm Future Presentation
  • 12/3/2010 – Webinar presenter, “How to Set Up a Remote Law Practice,” Total Attorneys, Chicago, Illinios
  • 12/6/2010 – Speaker, “Setting up a Less-Paper Office,” Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2/16/2011 – Podcast presenter, “Best Practices for Keeping Your Law Office Technology Running Smoothly,” Legal Talk Network (http://legaltalknetwork.com/index.php?s=Alan+Klevan)
  • 3/17/2011 – Speaker, “Best Law Practice Management Techniques,” Attleboro Bar Association
  • 3/18/2011 – Speaker, “10 Law Practice Management Tips,” Massachusetts Bar Association On Demand Legal Chat
  • 3/31/2011 – Speaker, “Purple Cow Marketing,” Massachusetts Bar Association General Practice and Small Firm Symposium
  • 4/14/2011 – Speaker, “Law Practice Management 101,” Salem Bar Association
  • 5/19/2011 – Speaker “60 Sites in 60 Minutes,” Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference
  • 5/26/2011 – Speaker, “This Engine Called You,” Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program
  • 6/28/2011 – Speaker, “Making Technology Work in Your Legal Practice,” Business Lawyers Network, Boston
  • 8/10/11 – Speaker, “Your Legal Toolkit – Technology and Your Practice,” Boston University School of Law
  • 10/21/2011 – Speaker, “PDF For Lawyers,” American Bar Association Annual General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Conference, Denver, CO
  • 10/22/2011 – “Setting Up a Law Office – Do It Right the First Time,” American Bar Association Annual General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Conference, Denver, CO
  • 10/22/2011 – “30 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Law Practice,” American Bar Association Annual General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Conference, Denver, CO
  • 10/28/2011 – Speaker, “Maintaining Client Relations: Best Practices for Keeping Your Clients Happy and Your Office Profitable,” Boston Bar Association
  • 12/1/2011 – Speaker, “45 Apps in 45 Minutes,” The Warren Group Firm Future Presentation
  • 1/28/2012 – Speaker, “Essential Technology to Start Up A New Law Practice,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 5/18/2012 – Speaker, “Social Media For Lawyers,” American Bar Association Spring Conference, Charleston, SC
  • 5/19/2012 – Speaker, “The Ethics of Social Media for Lawyers,” American Bar Association Spring Conference, Charleston, SC
  • 8/8/2012 – Speaker, “Achieving a Work-Life Balance,” Boston University School of Law
  • 5/10/2013 – Speaker “This Engine Called You,” Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 5/2/2014 – Speaker, “Essential Technology For Your Law Office,” American Bar Association Spring Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • 11/23/2014 – Speaker, “Learning to Love Adobe Acrobat,” American Bar Association Fall Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • 11/24/14 – Speaker, “Law Practice Empowerment Tips in 60 Minutes,” American Bar Association Fall Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • 1/30/2015 – Speaker, Keep Calm and Back to Basics,” American Bar Association Midyear Meeting, Houston, TX
  • 6/2/2015, Speaker, “Pretty Darn Fine or How3 I Learned to Use PDF and Love My Practice,” Indiana Bar Association Annual Meeting, French Lick, IN
  • 9/24/2015 – Speaker, “Strategies for Success,” American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Summit, Boston, MA
  • 5/14/2016, Speaker, “Ethically Using Technology to Take Your Practice to the Next Level:  Easy as (Key Lime) Pie,”  American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Key West, FL
  • 6/2/2016 – Speaker, “This Marketing Engine Called YOU,” MCLE Supermarketing Conference, Boston, MA
  • 2/3/17 – “0 to 50 in under an hour: Practice Tips You Can Use,” Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Newburyport, MA
  • 2/18/2017 – Speaker, Using Adobe Acrobat to Turbocharge Your Practice,” American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 6/15/17 – Speaker, “On Lockdown: Data Security in the Real World,” Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Newburyport, MA
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