Physical Office Closed due to Coronavirus--Updates below

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Due to the Coronavirus, the physical office will be closed until April 8, while Joseph is on quarantine.  Please contact Joseph by email at if you need to reach  the office.  If you are court or counsel, Joseph asks for your professional courtes regarding dates and deadlines, and will reciprocate them.

The Law Office of Joseph F. Klatt, Esq.


Sometimes you just have to take a leap


Joseph F. Klatt is a veteran California litigator with demonstrated expertise representing individual and institutional clients in complex civil litigation matters.  He is skilled in handling all facets of litigation, including initiating and planning a case, managing discovery, drafting dispositive motions and briefs, conducting depositions, trying and resolving cases, handling complex writs and appeals, and negotiating significant settlements in high stakes cases.  He is recognized for handling complex, unique, and troublesome cases, providing innovative litigation strategies, looking at legal issues from multiple and unorthodox angles, and cost-effectively achieving his clients’ objectives.

Joseph was the Valedictorian of his law school class at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the McGeorge Law Review. While in law school he received Witkin awards for achieving the highest marks in over half of his graded units, including Contracts, Torts, Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Bioethics, Environmental Law, and Legal Process (Research and Writing). Joseph was voted the Outstanding Graduating Senior by the faculty, and is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Traynor Society. Joseph was a judicial extern for the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Joseph was born and raised in La Jolla, California, and graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Neuroscience.


Weathering the storm


Like a tropical storm, litigation can come on quickly, unexpectedly, and cause catastrophic damage to your life or business. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, the costs, stress, and time of a lawsuit can quickly become overwhelming. The Law Office of Joseph Klatt takes a pragmatic approach to litigation, carefully planned to address your litigation goals, your risk tolerance, your liability exposures, and the practical necessities of maintaining a functional life or business during the litigation process.

Litigation often turns on what party can stay the course and weather the storm. Contact the Office for a free consultation to find out how Joseph can help you chart your course through the storm. If Joseph is not the right lawyer for your legal issues, he is happy to refer you to the right lawyer for your needs.


When you are underwater


Legal costs can quickly put you or your business underwater. The Law Office of Joseph Klatt is committed to providing affordable, efficient, and effective legal representation to its clients. Joseph provides traditional retainers and hourly billing as well as a variety of alternative fee arrangements designed to provide for reliable budgeting, to accommodate the financial needs of his clients, and to align with his client's incentives.

Joseph devotes a portion of his practice to clients with limited means and to cases with public or social importance. Please inquire about the Office’s pro bono and sliding scale programs.

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Appointments at Your Convenience

Appointments are flexibly available at the La Jolla office, as well as your office or home location in the greater San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles areas. Northern California appointments can be made on special arrangement with advance notice.

Please inquire if you have any questions. Phone appointments are also available during normal business hours.

The Law Office of Joseph F. Klatt, Esq.

1128 Wall Street, La Jolla, California 92037, United States


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