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.
Licensed since 1998
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyer||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2014|
|Oregon Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2013|
|Oregon Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|2010 Rising Stars||Oregon Super Lawyers||2010|
|Principal / Owner||Kaplan Law, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Squires & Lopez||1999 - 2003|
|Attorney||Southern Oregon Public Defenders||1998 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Attorney Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|U.S. District Court of Oregon||Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Safe Kids, Oregon||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1998 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar CLE publication||Probation||2005|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|