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I am an attorney who litigates cases.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Appeals: 35%
    12 years
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
    13 years
  4. Libel: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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  • Steven Andrew Krieger

    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.

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    Steven Krieger Litigation Attorney
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    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.

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    Matthew Handley Securities and investment fraud Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive201309/20/2015
DCActive 200407/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Award for Pro Bono Service to the CommunityWhite & Case LLP2005
Anne Wells Branscomb AwardGeorge Washington University Law School2003
Henry R. Berger AwardGeorge Washington University Law School2003
Oder of the CoifNational Order of the Coif2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Kaplan Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyCohen Milstein Sellers & Toll2005 - 2012
AttorneyWhite & Case2003 - 2005
Foreign Service OfficerUnited States Department Of State1988 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act PanelMember2014 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth CircuitBar Member2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
D.C Court of Appeals Criminal Justice Act PanelPanel Menber2012 - Present
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia CircuitMember2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitMember2006 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of VirginiaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaMember2004 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2003 - Present
Order of the CoifLifetime Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Amos v. CommonwealthA Petition for rehearing was granted and the decision affirming client's conviction was vacated.
Cisneros v. JohansonObtained judgments totaling $63,366.74 for double damages and attorneys' fees.
In re NexCen Brands, Inc. Securities LitigationDefendants paid $4 million in settlement of all claims in a negotiated settlement approved by the District Court.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Universidad de BelgranoHistory of ArgentinaOAS Certificate ProgramN/A
Georgetown UniversityInternational Relations/Latin American StudiesB.S.F.SN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Statewide Legal Aid ConferenceThe Fair Labor Standards Act2015
Seminar on Electronic Discovery for AttorneysElectronic Discovery2010
CLE CourseEverything You Need to Know Today About E-Discovery2010