Rhett D. Klok represents individuals in crisis. His practice includes products liability, injury, qui tam/whistleblower, domestic and family law cases. As a U.S. citizen raised in Mexico City, Rhett is not only bilingual, but has a multicultural worldview that has served him well when representing the diverse needs of plaintiffs. He possesses an interdisciplinary background and has the flexibility and know-how to successfully tackle a client’s problems. Rhett’s “hands on” approach, along with pursuing each case through an interdisciplinary approach, which has served his clients well throughout the years.
Prior to founding the Klok Law Firm, Rhett worked on complex litigation such as In re Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, the groundbreaking Castano v. American Tobacco Company, the Tobacco Litigation on behalf of the states of Texas and New Mexico, as well as several medical device and drug Multi-District litigations such as Kugel Mesh, Sulzer Hip, Rezulin and was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee In Re: Nuvaring Litigation. He has litigated railroad crossing, medical prescription errors, nursing home, medical device, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, aviation, asbestos, tobacco, vehicle and tire defect cases as well. Rhett has served as vice chair of the American Association for Justice’s Preemption Law Litigation Group. Also, he is a regular speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics such as settlement, litigating personal injury cases, and preemption.
A strong believer in community involvement, Rhett is a volunteer Guardian ad litem where he protects and speaks on behalf of children in South Carolina who would otherwise not have a voice within the court system. In addition, he negotiates with loan services on behalf of homeowners in financial crisis to help them keep their homes through loan modifications and refinancing at no charge to homeowners through a collaborate effort with the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency. In 2001, Rhett founded the Tulane University Alumni Association’s Charleston Chapter and currently serves as co-president.