Mr. Klinger is an Assistant State Attorney in the 17th Judicial Circuit. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Union College, NY (1981) and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law (1984). Mr. Klinger began his career in 1985 as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. After handling numerous misdemeanor and felony trials, he worked in the Economic Crime Unit, and eventually served as Assistant State Attorney in Charge of the Elderly Abuse Unit. Mr. Klinger prosecuted the first jury trial of financial exploitation of the elderly in Florida and was instrumental in establishing the first Elderly Abuse Task Force in Broward County. Later, Mr. Klinger was in the Appellate Division handling post-conviction motions to vacate felony convictions and to correct illegal sentences including evidentiary hearings on claims of ineffective assistant of counsel. Currently, Mr. Klinger is in the Special Administrative Projects Unit where he specializes in providing capital litigation support during all phases of capital trials and fully litigates capital post-conviction evidentiary hearings. Additionally, he assists in managing all public record issues and handles any civil litigation that arises therefrom. During his career as a government lawyer, he has handled thousands of cases. In addition to his experience as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Klinger briefly worked as a civil litigator. He has been involved with the Florida Bar and served the Government Lawyer Section for many years. Mr. Klinger is proud and honored to serve as the Chair of the Government Lawyer Section.