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Dr. Joseph Dean Klatt


Joseph Dean Klatt graduated from La Jolla High School with honors in June 1966. After graduation, he worked as a San Diego City Lifeguard manning Tower 4 at Mission Beach. On May 21, 1967 he suffered a freak auto accident which left him permanently blind. Despite his blindness, he completed his university studies in 1971 and graduated with academic honors from United States International University with a full major in Speech, a full major in Philosophy and a full minor in Psychology.

Joseph Dean Klatt began his Real Estate career September 1972 as a Sales Associate with James M. Becker Realty, Inc. He worked for James Becker while studying for his M.A. in Real Estate to qualify him to sit for the California Real Estate Broker’s examination. In 1976 he finished his Master’s in Real Estate, passed his Broker’s examination and was licensed as a Broker Associate with James M. Becker Realty, Inc. from October 1976 to August 1977 when he incorporated and was issued a Corporation Broker’s license. At that point, Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc. worked as a Broker Associate for James M. Becker Realty, Inc. and Joe worked as the Operating Broker of Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc. September 1, 1978 Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc. opened its own Real Estate office at 1124 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037-4531. It is still there today.

In December 2000 Joseph Dean Klatt earned his Ph.D. in Real Estate law. In 2002 Joe earned his Private Mediator credentials and in 2003 he earned his Superior Court Mediator credentials. In 2004 Joe was invited by the Pepperdine University School of Law to enroll in its Strategic Negotiation Skills course. After completing the Strategic Negotiation Skills course, Joe was invited to enroll in the Pepperdine University School of Law London European Mediation Study Toour. He did so and flew to London, England, Geneva, Switzerland and rode in a mini-van into Paris, France as a part of the extensive 2005 study tour.

Joseph Dean Klatt was elected to serve as President of the prestigious La Jolla Real Estate Brokers’ Association, Inc. during the years 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005. He has been a member of the REBA Board of Directors for more than 20 years.

In 2005 and 2006 Joe was elected and served as President of the Association for Dispute Resolution – San Diego. In 2007 Joe served as Immediate Past-President of ADR – San Diego.

In 2007 Harvard Law School invited Joe to enroll into its Master Mediator program. Joe accepted, enrolled and completed the course work and is now a Harvard Law School Master Mediator.

In 2008 Joe applied to take the required study course to become a Victim Offender Restorative Justice Mediation Program Mediator. After completing the required course work, Joe mediated multiple Juvenile Court cases under the Restorative Justice Mediation Program. Currently, he serves as a Private Mediator. A fee schedule is available upon request.

Joe is the author of two published books. The first, entitled “DEAL MAKER – LESSONS FROM THE BLIND MASTER NEGOTIATOR” was written with his co-author Michael M. Forbes M.B.A. His second book is entitled, “FREEDOM FOUND – 7 SEEING EYE MIRACLES.” Both books are available for purchase on the publisher’s website, AuthorHouse.com as well as at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. His other accomplishments and awards are too numerous to be listed here.

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James L. Klatt

Vice President

James D. Klatt

Chief Financial Officer

Steven B. Franke

Sales Associate

Stephanie E. Fox

Sales Associate

Michael Stalsby

Sales Associate
Michael Stalsby

Michael B. Stalsby J.D. affiliated with Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc. in February 2001 and focused on sales and upgrading of high end homes, condos and multi-unit properties. Mike, as he is known by his friends, also was the designated property manager of several choice properties. In January 2005 Mike was accepted into law school and graduated in June 2011. Law school took priority and Mike ceased to practice Real Estate, although, he has maintained a current license all through his years of legal studies.Mike was born here in La Jolla but grew up in the Great State of Alaska.