News - December 27, 2022

Jones Foster Sponsors Annual Stanley Klett Sr. Winterfest Carnival

Jones Foster is proud to have served as a sponsor of the annual Winterfest Carnival, a free holiday-themed experience for Palm Beach County foster children and their families.

The West Palm Beach event, hosted by Speak Up For Kids of Palm Beach County, was originally founded in 1996 by Stanley Klett, Sr., who dedicated 20 years of service as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer to hundreds of children and families. Litigation attorney Stanley D. Klett, Jr. continues to fundraise for the event to preserve his father’s legacy as an advocate for the community and to share the spirit of the holiday season with local youth.

“Over 70 volunteers help make the day special for foster kids by transforming the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) grounds into a winter wonderland,” according to Speak Up For Kids Executive Director Coleen LaCosta. The full-fledged carnival features interactive craft stations, activities, face painting, food, music, and a visit from Santa Claus and Christmas Belle.

Speak Up For Kids is an organization that aims to rewrite children’s futures through effective advocacy in dependency court and programs to help them grow and succeed. The nonprofit works directly with the Guardian ad Litem program to fund courtroom advocate positions.

Stan Klett, Jr. is a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation attorney with more than 30 years of broad-based litigation experience. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, arbitration and mediation, property rights, administrative litigation matters, and employment litigation.

Stan has represented banking and lending institutions, Fortune 500 companies, real estate brokers, agents and owners, as well as contractors and subcontractors. He counsels clients in a wide variety of transactional disputes and litigation matters related to real estate, construction, foreclosures, lien law, collections, and landlord/tenant.

Stan has held numerous leadership positions in industry and nonprofit organizations, including his current role as Chair Emeritus for the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches and Chair of the Board of Directors for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. He also served as past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the PBCBA North County Section.

Stan has been recognized on several legal industry peer-review lists including Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Florida Trend Magazine's “Legal Elite,” and has received Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® rating.

About Jones Foster Impact

Through Jones Foster’s unique history, experience, and long-standing commitment in Palm Beach County, we have proudly supported our friends and neighbors since 1924. The firm’s founding partners instilled a true sense of public service that continues to serve as a fundamental value and ensure that our purpose goes beyond legal services. Our attorneys and staff collaborate regularly with a wide range of local organizations that inspire us to build a better future for us all. Learn more about our community involvement here.