Nadeem A. Bezar


Kline & Specter

Nadeem A. Bezar, a partner at Kline & Specter, is an accomplished and skilled attorney who has won scores of million-dollar-plus verdicts and settlements while also serving as an active member of the legal and educational communities.

In just one year, Bezar secured over $100 million in arbitration awards and settlements, primarily related to cases concerning sex trafficking and the abuse of minors. In the latest instance, in February 2024, Bezar successfully obtained a $24.5 million arbitration award against North American Motor Inns on behalf of two teenage girls who were victims of human trafficking, forced into prostitution at a Philadelphia hotel.

Bezar achieved three significant milestones in 2023. Firstly, he secured a $37.5 million arbitration award for three women who were victims of sex trafficking while minors over a decade ago. The defendants in this litigation, which occurred in 2023, were The North American Motor Inns, the West Philadelphia hotel where the trafficking took place, along with its owner and then-president.

Additionally, in 2023, Bezar reached a $24 million settlement with Days Inn for eight victims of human trafficking at its Roosevelt Boulevard hotel in Philadelphia. The crimes were described as “open, obvious, and notorious,” yet the hotel's owner failed to protect the victims. Bezar emphasized the necessity of holding the hotel accountable alongside prosecuting the traffickers.

In December 2023, Bezar secured a $6.5 million settlement with a social services agency concerning the beating death of a three-year-old child placed in a foster home where a household member had a history of aggravated assault. The lawsuit also alleged that Northeast Treatment Centers failed to adequately monitor the girl’s well-being.

A month prior, Bezar secured a $9 million settlement involving a rideshare company and Days Inn, alleging they facilitated the rape of an 11-year-old girl. According to reports, the perpetrator met the girl on Instagram and arranged for the rideshare to transport her to his hotel. Subsequently, the rideshare company implemented stricter protocols to prevent drivers from transporting unaccompanied minors.

Bezar joined Kline & Specter after gaining more than 20 years of experience with another Philadelphia firm at which he was a name partner — Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar. His practice concentrates on catastrophic personal injury with a strong focus on cases involving child abuse and human trafficking, sexual assault, and Title IX violations on college and university campuses.

While known for his expertise in the courtroom, Bezar also has built a reputation for the genuine empathy he holds for his clients. He has won financial recoveries for hundreds of clients but also a trove of cherished keepsakes and letters of gratitude from those he has helped over the years.