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Paul J. Klehm
  • Partner
Andover, MA




Attorney Paul J. Klehm is a seasoned attorney with more than twenty-five years of civil litigation experience, mainly in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts. Paul has a significant amount of jury trial experience at the state and federal levels representing small businesses and individuals in civil matters. With the help of Benjamin L. Falkner and the entire Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP law firm, he won a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a federal civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act trial on behalf of a business client. 

Paul represents clients in business disputes, commercial and residential real estate disputes, unfair and deceptive business practices, employment discrimination, non-competition agreements, personal injury, fraud/misrepresentation, police misconduct, motor vehicle torts, and other matters. Paul has argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. 

Paul currently serves as the Chairperson of the Civil Litigation Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and he has served on that Council since 2014.  Paul served on the MBA's Amicus Curiae Committee, and he served on the MBA's Committee on Civility and Professionalism in 2016-2017.   He also volunteers as a judge for the MBA Mock Trial Program, and he participates in a program in which callers to the MBA ask legal questions.

Paul has served as a Regional Reviewer for the Northeastern Massachusetts Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, reviewing grant applications, for many years.  Paul served as President of the Lawrence Bar Association in 2014-2015, and he served on the LBA Executive Committee from 2006 to 2017.  

 Paul has participated in the following seminars:

  • Presenter, "Trends, Traps and Trouble Avoidance" (concerning closely-held corporations), Massachusetts Bar Association, April 17, 2015 
  • Co-Chair, "Litigating Civil Rights Cases Under Section 1983, Massachusetts Bar Association, June 8, 2015 
  • Co-Chair, "Maximizing the Value of Expert Testimony," Massachusetts Bar Association, September, 2017 
  • Presenter, "Mediation & Arbitration Essentials: Part I," Massachusetts Bar Association, February, 2018 
  • Co-Chair, "Raise Your Right Hand: Contrasting Approaches to Witness Preparation," Massachusetts Bar Association, April, 2018 
  • Moderator, "Corporate Depositions:  Strategies for Taking and Defending,” Massachusetts Bar Association, February 28, 2019 
  • Chair, “How to Deal with a Potential Medicare Set-Aside,” Massachusetts Bar Association, October, 2019
  • Co-Chair, “A Bench-Bar Discussion:  Collaborating to Alleviate Stressors in the Courtroom and Practice of Law,” Massachusetts Bar Association, November, 2020
  • Chair, "Excelling With Experts," Massachusetts Bar Association, May 24, 2021

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation 30%
  • Civil Rights/Police Misconduct 30%
  • Employment Discrimination/Non-Competition Agreements 15%
  • Personal Injury 25%

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • New Hampshire, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Government

Honors And Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2016 - Present
  • AV Pre-eminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • President’s Award, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Council, Chairperson, 2019-Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Council, Vice-Chairperson, 2017 - 2019
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Council, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Committee on Civility and Professionalism, Member, 2016 – 2017
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Committee, Member, 2015 - 2019
  • Lawrence Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Lawrence Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2007 – 2017
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2019 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2016, Life Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Krasnoo/Klehm LLP, Partner, 2006 to 2015
  • Law Offices of James B. Krasnoo, Associate, 1997 to 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, IOLTA Grant Review, Northeastern Massachusetts Committee, Member, 2006 - 2009, 2011 - Present