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Ethan Seth Kaplan

About me


I grew up in Iowa the son of a trial attorney, and have been very passionate about becoming a lawyer from a young age. For undergraduate studies, I received my B.F.A. from Iowa State University in 2003. I then attended Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas, where I obtained my juris doctorate and participated heavily in Washburn’s Moot Court program. After law school I joined my father’s general litigation practice handling all types of legal matters.


In 2009, I moved back to Kansas with my wife and daughter. In addition to practicing law, I have been a part-time instructor teaching law classes at Hutchinson Community College.


In 2010, I joined Bretz & Young, LLC as “Of Counsel”, expanding the firm’s personal injury litigation practice to include Social Security Disability claims. I also handle a variety of other legal matters in the areas of litigation, employment law, domestic law, business and commercial law, contract law, criminal defense, real estate law, and probate.




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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 70%
    9 years
  2. General Practice: 30%
    9 years



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Richard Abriam Samaniego

    I have known Ethan for over 12 years. He is a diligent advocate for his clients and a consummate professional.


    Richard Samaniego Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Lawrence Bretz

    I have known Ethan for about five years. He possesses and displays the keen intellect and high moral fiber of an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Matthew Bretz Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bretz & Young

3 Compound Dr
Hutchinson, KS, 67502


KSAuthorized to practice law200908/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Order of the BarristersThe Order of the Barristers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBretz & Young2010 - Present
OwnerKaplan Law Firm, P.A.2010 - Present
InstructorHutchinson Community College2010 - Present
AssociateKaplan, Frese, & Nine, LLP2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Disability RepresentativesActive Member2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesActive Member2010 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationActive Member2009 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationActive Member2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Iowa State UniversityVisual StudiesOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Security Disability BootcampEffective Social Security Disability Hearing Tactics2015
Kansas Kids Gear UpThe Legal Profession2011
ESL MeetingImmigration Q&A2011