I grew up in Iowa the son of a trial attorney, and have been very passionate about becoming a lawyer from a young age. For undergraduate studies, I received my B.F.A. from Iowa State University in 2003. I then attended Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas, where I obtained my juris doctorate and participated heavily in Washburn’s Moot Court program. After law school I joined my father’s general litigation practice handling all types of legal matters.
In 2009, I moved back to Kansas with my wife and daughter. In addition to practicing law, I have been a part-time instructor teaching law classes at Hutchinson Community College.
In 2010, I joined Bretz & Young, LLC as “Of Counsel”, expanding the firm’s personal injury litigation practice to include Social Security Disability claims. I also handle a variety of other legal matters in the areas of litigation, employment law, domestic law, business and commercial law, contract law, criminal defense, real estate law, and probate.
Licensed since 2007
Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2009||08/09/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|The Order of the Barristers||The Order of the Barristers||2006|
|Of Counsel||Bretz & Young||2010 - Present|
|Owner||Kaplan Law Firm, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Instructor||Hutchinson Community College||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Kaplan, Frese, & Nine, LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Disability Representatives||Active Member||2013 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Active Member||2010 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Active Member||2009 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Active Member||2007 - Present|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Iowa State University||Visual Studies||Bachelor of Fine Arts||2003|
|Kansas Kids Gear Up||The Legal Profession||2011|
|ESL Meeting||Immigration Q&A||2011|