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Matthew D Kaplan

Matthew D Kaplan

also known as Kaplan Law, LLC

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Brain Injury

Matthew Kaplan

About Me

The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan was opened in January, 2003.  Since that time we have helped hundreds of injury victims and their families achieve justice.  We continue to take on some incredibly challenging cases and obtain results for our clients. 


Mr. Kaplan earned his BA in History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1993.  He graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 1996.  


After a road trip through the Pacific Northwest Matthew was committed to moving up north.  It took him 2 days in Portland to fall in love with the city.  In 1997 he relocated and took a job clerking for the Honorable Judge Sidney Galton.  While clerking at the Multnomah County Circuit Court he was able to observe trials and courtroom procedures every day.  Mr. Kaplan witnessed how a trial lawyer can affect change and really help peoople that needed someone to stand up for them against either the State, Insurance companies, or large corporations with vast resouces. 


Mr. Kaplan has been a board member of Oregon Safe Kids for several years.  Safe Kids Oregon is a nonprofit committed to preventing unintentional injuries to children.  Mr. Kaplan has developped a niche in his practice in representing injured children and their familes.  


Matthew Kaplan lives in SW Portland with his two boys.  He practices yoga and is a 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwon-Do and an aspiring triathlete.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    16 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    16 years
  3. Personal Injury: 18%
    16 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    16 years
  5. Brain Injury: 2%
    16 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Marc A Johnston

    Mattew Kaplan is a wonderful attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He is an expert in personal injury law, and I would recommend him to anyone who has been injured, or has lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. I endorse Mr. Kaplan.


    Marc Johnston Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard E Oberdorfer

    Mr. Kaplan is an expert at negotiating the maze of insurance coverage, liability, settlement, and litigation. He is a smart and knowledgeable lawyer in this complicated field.


    Richard Oberdorfer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Matthew D. Kaplan, LLC

222 SW Columbia Street
KOIN Center Suite 1111
Portland, OR, 97201

Matthew D. Kaplan, LLC Attorney at Law
Portland, OR




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2014
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
2010 Rising StarsOregon Super Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal / OwnerKaplan Law, LLC2003 - Present
AttorneySquires & Lopez1999 - 2003
AttorneySouthern Oregon Public Defenders1998 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
U.S. District Court of OregonAttorney2010 - Present
Safe Kids, OregonBoard Member2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1998 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Not filedConfidential settlement
Estate of Cody ParsonsConfidential settlement
Multnomah CountySettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar CLE publicationProbation2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Massachusetts, AmherstHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Injury 101Personal Injury2013