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MITCHELL KLEINMAN

Mitchell Kleinman graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1995 with a B.A in Economics. He received his J.D from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1999. While at law school Mr. Kleinman received multiple honors including the Jacob Burns Medal, Steven Eric Tanenbaum Leadership Award, admittance into the Order of the Barristers, and was an editor in the Moot Court Honor Society. Mr. Kleinman was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 2000.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Kleinman worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County. At the Office of the District Attorney, Mr. Kleinman worked in the Appeals Bureau, Criminal Court Bureau, Organized Crime & Rackets Bureau, and the Narcotics Trials Bureau. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Kleinman was involved with numerous wiretaps, search warrants, arraignments, Grand Jury presentments, and the litigation of complex organized crime cases from inception through trial. In the Appeals Bureau, Mr. Kleinman argued appellate briefs on behalf of the People of the State of New York, before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Kleinman worked for Stern & Montana, LLP handling all phases of litigation.

Since beginning work at Short & Billy, P.C in December of 2009, Mr. Kleinman has worked on investigating patterns of questionable insurance claims by medical providers. These investigations have led to the filing of large-scale actions against providers in both state and federal court involving substantial amounts of claims. Mr. Kleinman has also argued summary judgment motions and orders to show cause, conducted examinations under oath, participated in arbitration hearings and handled numerous trials.

Mr. Kleinman has presented on insurance defense topics including: the legitimacy of facility fees for office-based surgery practices, corporate structure of medical practices, the investigation of fraudulent claims for New York Anti-Car Theft and Fraud Association, Inc (NYACT), as well as to the New York Prosecutors Training Institute (NYPTI) on the investigation of fraudulent claims.