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Who is Dr. Klatt

Joseph Dean Klatt Ph.D

The American Biographical Institute, U.S.A., and its Board of International Research proclaimed Dr. Joseph Dean Klatt, Man of the Year 2005

Joseph Dean Klatt Ph.D has been listed as a member in NATIONAL REGISTER’S WHO’S WHO IN EXECUTIVES AND PROFESSIONALS 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

Bio

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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Education

Chronological list of academic achievement.

  • 1966 Graduated from La Jolla High School cum laude
  • 1966 Graduated from the San Diego City Life Guard Service School and was assigned
  • to Tower 4 at Mission Beach for most of the Summer. Also had other short term
  • assignments.
  • 1971 Graduated cum laude from United States International University with
  • a Bachelors of Art degree with a full major in Speech, a full major in
  • Philosophy and a full minor in Psychology.
  • 1972 Graduated from Anthony’s Schools with an add-on B.A. in Real Estate
  • 1973 Graduated from Anthony’s Schools with an add-on B.A. in Securities Law
  • 1974 Graduated from Anthony’s Schools with an add-on B.A. in Insurance Law
  • 1976 Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lumbleau College with an M.A. in Real
  • Estate
  • 2000 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Shelborne with a
  • Ph.D in Real Estate Law
  • 2002 Graduated from Private Mediation Training and is a qualified
  • Private Mediator
  • 2002 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at San
  • Diego with a Legal Assistant degree and certification
  • 2003 Graduated from Court Mediation Training and is a qualified
  • Superior Court Mediator
  • 2004 completed the course and course work for “Strategic Negotiation Skills” at the Strauss Institute For Conflict Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.
  • 2004 Completed the two-day Certified Legal Assistant examination through The National Association of Legal Assistants and is among 675 legal assistants in the State of California and 12,493 legal assistants nationwide who have attained this goal.
  • 2005 Pepperdine University School of Law European Mediation Study Tour
  • November 28-December 2, 2007 Harvard Law School Master Mediator course presented by Tirzah Firestone and Jeff Kichaven
  • 2008 Earned certification in Victim Offender Restorative Justice Program at National University-Professor Jack Hamlin and Pearl Hartz

Partial Chronology of Dr. Joseph Dean Klatt’s life

1963 promoted to Eagle Scout on July 15 (Wears the awarded tie clip to this day)
1966 graduated from La Jolla High School cum laude
1966 Mission Beach Tower 4 San Diego City Life Guard
1966 accepted Full Academic Scholarship to the University of California at Santa Barbara
1967 lost eyesight in car accident
1967 graduated with Rani from the Seeing Eye Inc. training
1967 returned to college, this time, at Mesa College
1969 accepted Full Academic scholarship to United States International University at the Point Loma campus
1970 Along with 3 other United States International University students majoring in Speech, Joseph Dean Klatt represented USIU all the way to the Western Speech Association Finals. The 1970 Western Speech Association Competition Finals were held at San Diego State University.
1970 married Nancy Jean Eden on June 13
1971 graduated from United States International University with a Bachelor’s of Art degree cum laude with a full major in Speech, a full major in Philosophy and a full minor in Psychology.
1972 earned Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate degree, passed the California Department of Real Estate Salesman examination and affiliated with James M. Becker Realty, Inc.
1973 received the Ben Johnze “Employer-Employee of the Year Award” with James M. Becker.
1973 earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Securities Law, passed the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 license examination and affiliated with Putnam Financial Services as a Stock Broker.
1974 received Presidential Citation from then President Richard M. Nixon for bravery.
1974 earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Insurance Law, passed the California Department of Insurance examination and affiliated with Putnam Financial Services as an insurance agent.
1976 earned Master of Arts degree in Real Estate Magna Cum Laude from Lumbleau College
1976 graduated with Pegasus from the Seeing Eye Inc. training
1976 passed the California Department of Real Estate Broker examination and continued affiliation with James M. Becker Realty, Inc. as a Broker Associate rather than a Sales Associate
1976 elected Vice President of the San Diego Foundation for the Blind.
1977 elected President of the San Diego Service Center For The Blind, Inc. and successfully merged the Service Center with the San Diego Foundation.
1977 purchased San Diego Service Center For The Blind Inc. headquarters facility at 5922 El Cajon Blvd.
1977 incorporated Klatt Realty as Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc.
1977 La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association Sales Leader of the year.
1978 purchased stock in the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association, Inc. and became a member Shareholder.
1978 Joseph Dean Klatt Realty, Inc. On September 1, opened its office at 1124 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037-4531.
1979 son Joseph Franklin Klatt born March 22.
1984 son James Dean Klatt born April 25.
1986 graduated with Marvel from the Seeing Eye Inc. training.
1987 purchased additional stock in the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association, Inc.
1992 received R. K. Smith Broker of the Year Award for 1991.
1992 marriage with Nancy Jean Klatt dissolved.
1992 graduated with Churchill from the Seeing Eye Inc. training.
1992 purchased additional stock in the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association, Inc.
2000 graduated with Ken from the Seeing eye Inc. training.
2000 earned Ph.D. in Real Estate Law summa cum laude from the University of Shelbourne.
2002 graduated from Private Mediation Training by Gregg F. Relyea, Esq. and became a qualified private mediator.
2002 completed post Doctoral studies at the University of California at San Diego in June graduating from UCSD Summa Cum Laude
2003 graduated from Court Mediation Training by Susan Garrett, Esq. and became a qualified court mediator.
2003 joined The Association for Conflict Resolution-San Diego (ACR-San Diego), the local association of Professional Mediators.
2003 joined ACR national; the national association of mediation professionals.
2004 served as Director of ACR-San Diego.
2004 became a member of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC)
2004 completed the course and course work for “Strategic Negotiation Skills” at the Strauss Institute For Conflict Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.
2004 “The National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., is pleased to announce that Joseph Dean Klatt Ph.D has successfully completed the two-day Certified Legal Assistant examination and is now entitled to use of the “CLA” professional credential. Joseph Dean Klatt Ph.D is among 675 legal assistants in the State of California and 12,493 legal assistants nationwide who have attained this goal.”
2005 Director and President-Elect of the Association for Dispute Resolution – San Diego, Inc.
2005 Pepperdine University School of Law European Mediation Study Tour
2006 President of the Association for Dispute Resolution-San Diego
2006 January 17 at the request of the Seeing Eye, Dr. Klatt and Lawson joined 2 other students in training with their dogs to form a panel to address Orientation and Mobility graduate students from the University of San Francisco and the University of Alabama.
2006 Graduated with Lawson from the Seeing Eye Inc. training.
2006 March 13 Dr. Klatt was a guest speaker at La Jolla High School in Carole LeCren’s Writer’s Workshop course. The twelfth grade students were writing about the decade of the 1960’s. Dr. Klatt shared some of his experiences at La Jolla High School during the turbulent decade.
2006 May 18 UCSD Guest Professor Interest-Based Negotiation for Professor Gregg F. Relyea, Esq.
2007 President of the Association for Dispute Resolution-San Diego
2007 Received the Distinguished Viking Graduate Award with 37 other La Jolla High School graduates on April 28
2007 Intensive Harvard Law School Master Mediator course started November 28, 2007 and finished on December 2, 2007.
2008 Immediate Past-President of the Association for Dispute Resolution-San Diego.
2008 Director Secretary of Franke and Associates, Inc. a California corporation with divisions AmeriSource WorldWide and the Royal Treasury.
2008 Earned certification in Victim Offender Restorative Justice Program at National University-Professor Jack Hamlin and Pearl Hartz

La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association, Inc. Offices Held

  • 1982 Parliamentarian
  • 1983 Parliamentarian
  • 1984 Parliamentarian
  • 1985 Parliamentarian
  • 1986 Parliamentarian
  • 1987 Parliamentarian, Director, Secretary
  • 1988 Parliamentarian, Director, Second Vice President
  • 1989 Parliamentarian, Director, First Vice President
  • 1990 Parliamentarian, Director
  • 1991 Parliamentarian
  • 1992 Parliamentarian, Director, Secretary
  • 1993 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 1994 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 1995 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 1996 Parliamentarian
  • 1997 Parliamentarian, Director, First Vice President
  • 1998 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 1999 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 2000 Parliamentarian, Chairman, President
  • 2001 Parliamentarian
  • 2002 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 2003 Parliamentarian, Chairman, President
  • 2004 Parliamentarian, Chairman, President
  • 2005 Parliamentarian, Chairman, President
  • 2006 Parliamentarian
  • 2007 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 2008 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer
  • 2009 Parliamentarian, Director, Treasurer