Klein brings with her over 20 years of experience prosecuting violent crimes in Miami Dade county, and advising youth-serving organizations in the Orthodox Jewish community.
After graduating from the Cardoza School of Law in 1995, Leah Klein began her career in the state attorney’s office in the eleventh judicial circuit of Miami Dade county. She worked her way up through the office, and in 1999 Klein began working in the Domestic Crimes Unit, specializing in intrafamilial sexual offenses, attempted murder, and homicide.
In 2007, Leah was named division chief of Domestic Crimes unit, responsible for all misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases in Miami Dade County, overseeing approximately 8-10 thousand new cases a year, as well as maintaining a Homicide caseload. In 2015, she was named division chief of the Human Trafficking unit as well. Leah moved to Israel with her family in 2017.
Klein also served as the president of the board of directors for RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach, FL and as advisory board chair for NCSY’s Southern Region.
Klein will join Dennis Brown, an addictions treatment provide; Rabbi Chaim Drizin, licensed marriage counselor and family therapist; Pattie Fitzgerald, child-safety educational expert; Benny Forer, deputy district attorney in LA, and other notable individuals on the organization’s board of advisors.
“We are so thankful to have Leah join our board,” said Meyer Seewald, CEO. “We believe that our staff, and by extension the survivors we seek to help, will benefit tremendously from the advice and insight she can offer us as we navigate the legal systems and fight for justice”.
“I admire the work that JCW is doing,” said Klein. “I find it inspiring and critically important both as an attorney and as a member of the Orthodox community, to deliver justice and bring light to the darkness that exists in some areas of our community.”