Rhett D. Klok is a litigator who helps individuals resolve their disputes and protect their rights. As a U.S. citizen raised in Mexico City, Rhett is not only bilingual, but has a worldview that has served him well when representing the differing needs of his clients. His versatile background along with the flexibility and know-how to successfully resolve conflicts, has served his clients well throughout the years. Rhett takes an “hands on” approach to each case.
Before founding the Klok Law Firm, Rhett worked on complex litigation such as In re Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, the groundbreaking Castano v. American Tobacco Company, the Tobacco Litigation on behalf of the states of Texas and New Mexico, as well as several medical device and drug Multi-District litigations such as Kugel Mesh, Sulzer Hip, Rezulin and was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee In Re: Nuvaring Litigation. He has litigated railroad crossing, medical prescription errors, nursing home, medical device, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, aviation, asbestos, tobacco, vehicle and tire defect cases as well. Rhett has served as vice chair of the American Association for Justice’s Preemption Law Litigation Group. Also, he is a regular speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics such as settlement, litigating personal injury cases, and preemption.
Attorney Rhett D. Klok began his legal career in Louisiana handling litigation matters in class actions. After spending many years with one of the largest plaintiff only law firms in the county, Rhett left with a mission to build a practice to deliver large firm quality with a small firm attitude. Klok Law was launched in 2009 and continues to help individuals resolve their conflicts. Rhett believes working together with his clients to identify their goals and narrow their focus, allows them to gain peace of mind and ultimately achieve their objectives.
He is a strong believer in community involvement. Klok Law is the first law firm to offer pro-bono wills and powers of attorney to cancer patients through Clauses for Causes, a non-profit started by his wife, Suzanne Lafleur Klok. Rhett has been a volunteer Guardian ad litem protecting and speaking on behalf of children in South Carolina who would otherwise not have a voice within the court system. During the financial crisis, Rhett negotiated with loan services on behalf of homeowners in financial crisis to help them keep their homes through loan modifications and refinancing at no charge to homeowners with the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency. In 2001, Rhett founded the Tulane University Alumni Association’s Charleston Chapter.
District of Columbia
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth District
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U. S. District Court, District of Colorado
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U. S. District Court, District of New Mexico
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Tulane University, B.A., cum laude 1989
Loyola University School of Law, J.D. 1992
South Carolina Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
State of South Carolina, Certified Family Law Mediator
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
New Mexico State Bar Association
District of Columbia State Bar Association
“Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation”, August 24, 2011, National Business Institute. Faculty Member, Author and Presenter.
“Preparing and Trying the Personal Injury Case”, September 23, 2010, National Business Institute. Faculty Member, Author and Presenter.
“Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients”, January 15, 2010, Consider Key Issues That Arise During the Settlement Process, and Plan Your Strategy for Effective Settlement Drafting, National Business Institute. Faculty Member, Author and Presenter.
“Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues”, March 30, 2009, National Business Institute. Faculty Member, Author and Presenter.