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Stephen Robert Caplan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Orlando, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    Georgia - GA 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stephen

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Over the past three decades, our team at Caplan & Associates has handled thousands of bankruptcy and family law cases. We’re very proud of our experience, and we deeply honor the trust we’ve earned from each of our clients. That trust we work so hard to build doesn’t just contribute to positive case outcomes; it defines who we are as a law firm. In fact, trust is the very reason we get so many referrals from family, friends, and colleagues throughout the community.


My reputation—and my firm’s—is built on years and years of going above and beyond what is expected from an attorney. By working hard to discover and understand each and every detail of your case, our team can best prepare you financially and psychologically for even the most complex situations. We’re never more pleased than when one of our clients tells us we’ve added value to their life.


Stephen Caplan was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. In 1985, he received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. Stephen attended law school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1989. He began practicing law in Georgia, working with a solo practitioner, where he was exposed to and learned from a variety of bankruptcy and family law cases.


After being admitted to the Florida Bar and moving to Florida in 1990, he worked as an associate in a small Orlando law firm until 1991 when he opened his own practice. Over the past decades, Stephen has been honored to represent thousands of clients throughout the Central Florida community and beyond.


Stephen proudly holds membership in the Orange County Bankruptcy Association, the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, and the Florida Bar Family Law Section. He was recently appointed to serve on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and was awarded the Champion of Excellence Award by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.


Stephen previously served as an active participant in the Boy Scouts Explorer Program, tutoring high school children interested in the practice of law. He has also done extensive volunteer work as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Currently, Stephen is an active member of the Team Selection Committee for Florida Citrus Sports, scouting college football teams for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl.


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Caplan & Associates, PA
  • 1991 - Present


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Champion Award of Excellence
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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  • Book
  • "Bankruptcy, Get the Fresh Start You Deserve"
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Education Program of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges
  • Bankruptcy and Related Issues in Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2017
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Practice Pointers in Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law
  • 2014
  • Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Stephen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Steve and found him to be extremely knowledgable and professional. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We are member of the same lawyer educational group. He is a valuable member of that group."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding courtroom presence and very experienced in bankruptcy and family law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a very well respected and knowledgeable attorney in the central Florida area. I highly endorse him as a family law and bankruptcy attorney"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Steve both personally and professionally and he is not only an excellent lawyer, but he is also an excellent person. He has my highest recommendation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Stephen for a long time. He's an excellent attorney and a true gentleman. He's one of those rare attorneys who doesn't talk down to his clients and really cares about them. I highly endorse him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Steve is thoughtful and thorough in his practice. He takes a participative approach to litigation when it comes to clients and co-counsel, inviting their ideas and working diligently to achieve their goals. He is aggressive with opposing counsel, while maintaining a professional courtesy that reflects well on both he and the profession."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen has been a long time friend and colleague of mine. Through the years I have admired his skill and expertise. Great lawyer!"
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Orlando Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Stephen Robert Caplan
Stephen Robert Caplan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available