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|Principal Attorney||The Kaplan Law Firm||2012 - Present|
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|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.|
|In re NexCen Brands, Inc. Securities Litigation||Defendants paid $4 million in settlement of all claims in a negotiated settlement approved by the District Court.|
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Posted by Lauren
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.
Steven Krieger, Litigation Attorney
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.
Matthew Handley, Securities and investment fraud Attorney
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.