Awards, Honors, and Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., President, 1996; 1998-1999
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Super Lawyers (Top 100)
  • Best Lawyers, Since 1995
  • Av® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Corporate Community Service Award
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia “Quality of Life Award”
  • US News & World Report: Top Tier

Professional Activities


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Political Science, 1976

Meet Bruce J. Klores, Esq.

Founding Partner

A founding partner of Klores and Associates, Mr. Klores has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization that limits memberships to the top 1% of trial lawyers. Mr. Klores represents victims of professional and medical negligence nationwide. He has won verdicts and settlements of well over $275 million.

Raised in a working class household, in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Klores today remains dedicated to the underdog. He advocates on behalf of his clients to protect their rights before the U.S. Congress, D.C. City Council and other legislative bodies. He has worked tirelessly to revise and rewrite laws that affect his clients’ ability to pursue justice in the courtroom.

Mr. Klores firmly believes that reputations are earned by hard work, discipline and integrity. It is often former clients, physicians, other lawyers, judges and even hospital risk managers that refer matters to Mr. Klores. The firm focuses on trusted relationships, not commercial marketing and television advertising. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Klores held a variety of jobs, ranging from teaching high school social studies and coaching basketball in rural Maine, to selling hot dogs at the Statue of Liberty. These instructive and rewarding jobs fed Mr. Klores’ passion for helping others, which soon led to the formation of his own firm, Klores and Associates. In 1983, with just one case, Mr. Klores opened his firm in a brownstone basement office in the  historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Thirty years later, Mr. Klores still embraces each case and client matter with the same enthusiasm and commitment.

Mr. Klores is a frequent speaker, writer and instructor in the field of trial practice and medical malpractice litigation. He is a former adjunct professor of law at his alma mater, Catholic University. He also chairs the popular “Medicine for Lawyers” program and works closely with some of the finest physicians throughout the country in order to achieve the best result for his clients.

Mr. Klores is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and The Counsellors.

Mr. Klores has been married to the former Irene Patellis, a former professional ballet dancer, since 1984. The Klores family is blessed to have twins, Steven and Molly.