Joel M. Klaits esq

South Florida Bar Ethics and Professionalism Defense Counsel


For lawyers throughout South Florida, I provide sound counsel and skilled representation in bar ethics, disciplinary and professionalism matters. I work closely with my fellow lawyers to develop strategies that protect their livelihoods and reputations, and guide them through every step of the process so that they can move forward with their practices.

I also assist my fellow lawyers by providing a variety of legal services on a contract basis when they need it most. As your “virtual associate,” I will provide timely and cost-effective legal services in civil and commercial litigation and transactional matters in Florida. 


Assistance for Florida Homeowners Facing Homestead Exemption Issues

I provide experienced guidance and representation for Florida homeowners on reviews, denials, revocations and withdrawals of Florida Homestead Tax Exemptions, including matters at the County Property Appraiser’s Office, hearings before County Value Adjustment Boards, and appeals of adverse Board rulings to the Circuit Court.

Please Give Me a Call. Let’s Discuss How I Can Help You.

For the better part of the past four decades, I have been assisting my clients and colleagues in the legal profession, and continue to advocate on their behalf and am readily available to them when legal consultation or representation is needed. To discuss your issues and concerns and explore how I may be able to assist you, you can reach me 24/7 by calling my Broward County office for a free consultation, (954) 722-2500. I look forward to speaking with you.

Latest Blog Posts

“Special” Words to Avoid in Florida Attorney Advertising

  • 2015.01.10
  • Joel M. Klaits

When crafting advertising or website content, Florida attorneys of course want to convey their professionalism, skill and legal acumen to clients and prospects. We want people to know that in our field of the law, our experience, training, and talents are such that we are clearly the right choice for someone looking for a lawyer.

Lawyer Selling Practice Can Continue to Practice in Order to Assist Transition, New ABA Opinion Says

  • 2014.12.22
  • Joel M. Klaits

A lawyer who sells all or part of his law practice is not barred from continuing to practice law in order to facilitate and assist with the transition, according to a recently released American Bar Association Ethics Opinion.

Florida Lawyers Have Distinct Ethical Duties and Obligations as to Federal Tax and IRS Matters

  • 2014.12.07
  • Joel M. Klaits

If part of your Florida law practice involves representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service or if you counsel clients on tax-related matters, you have ethical obligations that are independent of those established by the Florida Bar.