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Matthew B Kaplan

Appeals Attorney at Arlington, VA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Matthew Kaplan, The Kaplan Law Firm

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 20 years
    Virginia - VA 21 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

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I am an attorney who litigates cases.

Location

The Kaplan Law Firm
1100 N Glebe Rd
Suite 1010
Arlington, VA, 22201

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Reviews

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Posted by n | May 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Professionalism
Let me preface my review by stating that I had previously retained the services of another attorney for my case but had been unsuccessful. After some careful deliberation, I decided to reach out to Matt for a consultation and he gave me an honest, thorough assessment of my situation and laid out a strategy for my case going forward. Matt’s representation was exceptional in all regards. Throughout the entire process he was quick to address any questions or concerns I had and always provided me with no-nonsense, sincere advice. I was especially impressed at how Matt meticulously approached my case from multiple angles, conducting extensive background research as well as anticipating potential obstacles and preparing accordingly. Dealing with the complexities of law/litigation etc. is a daunting proposition for anyone, however having an attorney who not only is knowledgeable and experienced, but is willing to provide frank advice makes all the difference, and I owe my case’s success to Matt, and wholeheartedly recommend him!
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Posted by Pedro Maury | February 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I own a business, and when a non-compliant client decided that they weren’t going to pay their outstanding balance with my company, I turned to Matthew Kaplan. Kaplan worked diligently and kept me updated every step of the way. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable he was on the matter, his calm demeanor, and how engaged he becomes when dealing with a case, you can truly feel that he cares about the task at hand. But Kaplan doesn’t just play the part, he REALLY delivers. Kaplan won me my case proficiently and I couldn’t be happier with the service he provided me. I really can’t recommend this guy enough, he was absolutely amazing!
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Posted by Chris | November 18, 2019
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Saved the Day!
A client of mine owed a significant debt and I could not make him pay. I hired Matt to collect and he got the job done quickly and professionally. I particularly liked how he thought strategically to make sure we had an end game. I will certainly hire him again if I find myself in the same situation.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2019
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Review of Lawyer Matthew Kaplan
Mr. Matthew Kaplan was a very professional lawyer who worked deligently to live up to his promise in winning the legal case. His rates were reasonable and he seem well knowledgeable in the matter he was hired for.
Posted by Eunice | October 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
Matt Kaplan represents me in an unpaid wages case. My employer simply refused to pay part of what she owed me. He has done an excellent job in letting me know what my legal rights are and in representing me. I strongly endorse Matt to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Lauren | March 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Gets results as intended!
Mr. Kaplan was referred to handle the appeal process of a CPO that was filed and granted in the District of Columbia in 2014. From the beginning of this process Mr. Kaplan has remained firm that we have a very strong case - with multiple points of convincing and compelling legal arguments that would warrant a reversal. This was the plan. For the next 2 years, he worked towards the results. From submitting motions to allow more time to pay for over $2000 worth of transcripts or delay brief submission for the Supreme Court Elonis decision in June 2015, Mr. Kaplan was on top of every motion, and every detail. In spite of the appellee being represented by an attorney that opposed each motion - every brief Kaplan wrote oozed professionalism, a strong expert command of case law, and pin point razor sharp focus to the core issues of our case. It's not surprising that all motions were GRANTED. This case was fortunately selected for oral arguments - and Mr. Kaplan represented strongly in this domain. I listened to, and recorded the oral arguments and heard him direct the District of Columbia Court of Appeals judges to the salient facts of this case. It's not surprising that ruling was overturned - and our motion - GRANTED. Currently, Mr. Kaplan submitted two additional motions to publish the appellate's court decision, and rule 39 motion for fees. I have no doubt that we will be successful in both. Mr. Kaplan's hard work and mastery of his craft has done what I had thought was the impossible - made right that which was made wrong. Many lawyers are competent to practice law, but few are proficient enough to practice law at an expert/mastery level. Mr. Kaplan is just that - an expert in his field. He has an enormous wealth of knowledge, and a very intuitive grasp of what the focus of a case should be and zeroes in. It's why he gets the results as intended.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Kaplan Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • White & Case
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • United States Department Of State
  • 1988 - 2003
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • B.S.F.S
  • N/A
  • Universidad de Belgrano
  • OAS Certificate Program
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burns v. United States, 235 A.3d 758 (D.C. 2020)
  • Defendant Burns' conviction was reversed
  • Amos v. Commonwealth
  • A Petition for rehearing was granted and the decision affirming client's conviction was vacated.
  • Cisneros v. Johanson
  • Obtained judgments totaling $63,366.74 for double damages and attorneys' fees.
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Associations

  • Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • D.C Court of Appeals Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Panel Menber
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Award for Pro Bono Service to the Community
  • White & Case LLP
  • 2005
  • Anne Wells Branscomb Award
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2003
  • Henry R. Berger Award
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2003
  • Oder of the Coif
  • National Order of the Coif
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Electronic Discovery for Attorneys
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2010
  • CLE Course
  • Everything You Need to Know Today About E-Discovery
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Matthew
Appeals Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From what I've seen, Matt is an experienced, knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients on appeal. He's also an active, respected member of the DC legal community. He doesn't just do great work, he also does good work. I fully endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaplan's successful case history Avvo rating speaks for itself, but I would certainly endorse Mr. Kaplan. Not only does Mr. Kaplan care about his clients, but he spends significant time helping non-clients find counsel for matters he does not handle."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kaplan for more than six years, and have worked with him on many cases, ranging from securities fraud to human rights cases. I have always found him to be professional, insightful and responsible, and highly recommend his services."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matt Kaplan. We worked closely together on the JDS Uniphase litigation, one of only a handful of securities class actions to go to trial. Matt capably stepped in and took the laboring oar, capably representing the client and the class."
Litigation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Matt Kaplan. I worked with Matt for almost three years at a highly-regarded litigation boutique in Washington D.C. Matt is an extremely hard-working and capable attorney. He is adept at thinking outside the box about legal problems and coming up with excellent case law, ideas, and strategies. His strategic and tactical thinking is enriched by his diverse life experience and his broad legal background. If I were a client with a legal problem, my first order of duty would be to make sure that Matt was retained."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Kaplan on a securities class action. In my view, Mr. Kaplan had a superb understanding of the complicated legal issues at hand. Mr. Kaplan was a professional and a zealous advocate for his client."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Matt on In re LDK Solar Securities Litigation, where Matt diligently represented the plaintiffs, and helped the plaintiffs recover $16 million. Matt is a true professional with powerful insight, drive and exceptional skills. While working with Matt, he set a standard of excellence that inspired me to do my very best. He appreciates the value of multiple perspectives and diverse expertise. He fostered an environment for collaboration that encouraged the very best ideas to surface. Matt truly enjoys his work. He follows basic core values: professionalism, fairness and integrity. His years of experience, passion for litigation and ability to find a winning strategy make him an exceptionally outstanding attorney. He has an approachable manner that draws others to him as a mentor and friend. It was an honor and pleasure to work with Matt. I highly recommend Matt to anyone who needs a top notch litigator to represent their interests."
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Securities and investment fraud
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Arlington Appeals Lawyer Matthew B Kaplan
Matthew B Kaplan
Appeals Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 21 years