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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|KS||Authorized to practice law||2009||08/07/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Order of the Barristers||The Order of the Barristers||2006|
|Of Counsel||Bretz & Young||2010 - Present|
|Owner||Kaplan Law Firm, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Instructor||Hutchinson Community College||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Kaplan, Frese, & Nine, LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Disability Representatives||Active Member||2013 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Active Member||2010 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Active Member||2009 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Active Member||2007 - Present|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Iowa State University||Visual Studies||Other - Bachelors||2003|
|Social Security Disability Bootcamp||Effective Social Security Disability Hearing Tactics||2015|
|Kansas Kids Gear Up||The Legal Profession||2011|
|ESL Meeting||Immigration Q&A||2011|