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Austin Harris Kaplan

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   31 reviews

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Austin Kaplan is the founder of and lead attorney at Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC, an employment and civil rights boutique law firm that represents individuals. 

He received national recognition for successfully suing a Texas County Clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in 2015.  In 2016 was won the Austin under 40 Lawyer and  “Austinite of the Year.”  He is the Past President of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, a Super Lawyer Rising Star, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, and a past Chairperson of the City of Austin's Ethics Commission.  He graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/11/2022

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Austin Kaplan
406 Sterzing St.
Austin, TX, 78704

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Posted by Prior | August 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Team!
Thanks for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave me throughout this difficult time. You are such an amazing lawyer! Without all your help and incredible legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work!
Posted by Christine | June 26, 2021
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The Best!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Austin Kaplan and his staff. They are very personable, easily available for questions and procedures, incredibly knowledgeable, and they made a terrible employment experience easy to deal with. I cannot say enough great things about the Kaplan Law Firm.
Posted by Dylan | May 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Insightful, thorough, responsive
Pleasure working with you Austin. He was very diligent and thorough, sharp guy.
Posted by Alex | March 8, 2021
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Awesome Lawyer
Great, honest, and trustworthy firm. They gave me great advice in the one-hour consultation I had with them.
Posted by Eileen | July 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and advice
I had been terminated unfairly and Austin advised me on my options. I decided to file an EEOC complaint and the company contacted us for arbitration. Austin was by my side the entire time and I felt that at the end of the day, I got satisfaction. I enjoyed working with him and consider him to be honest and reliable. He was truly looking out for me.
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Posted by LC | June 30, 2020
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Prompt, thorough advice
I had Kaplan review a separation agreement. Maff listened to my concerns, asked me what I wanted, then walked me through each section of the document. He explained what could be negotiable, and gave me peace of mind that the agreement was fair overall. With his guidance, I was able to go back to the table and get what I wanted.
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Posted by Paul | June 29, 2020
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TWC Unemployment Victory
Austin and his team are the best employment lawyers in the city. They helped me win our unemployment case with a past employee who falsely claimed wages were owed. They listened to our side of the story and helped us present a strong case that made it easy for us to win
Posted by Jose Antonio | April 27, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Jose Case December 2019
Mr. Kapplan attended directly my case last December fact that allow a very rapid resolution to my case. From being thinking about "Wrongful Termination, "Hostile Work Environment"and "Age Discrimination" he was able to reduce my vision to only an "Age Discrimination" case because the other two options would not have a very strong case in front of a judge". At the end of the day my family and I decided not to proceed against the company where I worked for almost seven years and I feel very well in my new job in another similar company. Thanks a lot Austin !! I look forward to see you in the future in Palm Beach, Florida !! Jose
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Posted by Scott | April 4, 2020
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Outstanding professionalism and knowledge
I had the pleasure of retaining the staff at Kaplan Law Firm recently for a wrongful termination case. Austin, Maff and Bryson are very thorough, competent and professional. I was constantly kept up to date throughout the entire process. They showed genuine concern for my interests. The staff was always a pleasure to work with and readily available at all times. They resolved my case quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Kaplan Law firm for your employment law issues.
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Posted by Sherry | March 31, 2020
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Very Helpful
I was referred to Kaplan Law firm by another attorney in a different field. I was given sound, professional advice on a particular termination situation and was very impressed with the handling of my request. I would definitely use their services again in the future.
Posted by David | March 6, 2020
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Great experience!
My experience with Kapan was was a great one. They are very friendly lawyers and as as well as making everything very explainable. We had success in my case and I'm very happy with rhe experience i had and the outcome of it all. Thanks Kaplan law firm for all yalls yalls help.
Posted by Lyn F | February 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Austin Kaplan Rocks!
I recently needed legal advice to conclude a severance agreement with my employer. Austin Kaplan came into the meeting prepped w/ a good understanding of the situation from the documentation I had uploaded to his web portal. He was empathetic and keenly attuned to finessing my goals and objectives for this exercise. He walked me through the legal options available to me, aligning them w/ my aspirations. In the end, he crafted a DIY approach that was incredibly effective, both from the standpoint of the fee outlay as well as the final outcome. I couldn't be happier w/ the end result!
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Posted by Ty | January 4, 2020
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Employment Contract Review
The firm reviewed an employment contract for me and provided great insight to help me on my path. My decision was made easier and I know what pitfalls to look out for.
Posted by Keith | November 17, 2019
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Thorough Review of ERISA Case
Mr. Kaplan did a very thorough job of reviewing the details of my case with me. He answered all my questions and made good recommendations for moving forward. I appreciate the sound legal advice he gave me for my case.
Posted by Matt | September 23, 2019
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Employment Lawyer
Austin represented me in a employment related matter that ended in a satisfactory outcome. I would recommend his firm in the event that you require representation in his area of expertise. The staff is friendly, responsive, ridiculously helpful.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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Employment Matter
Austin helped out my dad on a employment matter. Within a short time Austin got results and my dad was very happy with the outcome. Austin knows what he is doing I couldn't recommend him any more.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
First class
They worked on a discrimination case for me. An owner fired me because I became sick and was out of work for 4 months. I had 30 years with the company. It was unjust, they worked diligently on the case. It was a good outcome.
Posted by Otmar | September 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An expert on labor law matters
Kaplan law firm was recommended to me by an attorney friend based on their professionalism and dedication to detail - I wasn’t disappointed, the recommendation was the best I could hope for. I worked with Mr. Kaplan directly, and he made sure that he understood all the details of my case, he communicated extremely well during the duration of our engagement and got me a very favorable outcome during a stressful time of my career. When you go through an employment dispute you want a good and competent lawyer on your side, and I felt represented extremely well by Mr. Kaplan. In addition to his representation in my labor dispute Kaplan also provided very good professional advice and I would ask him to represent me again in any labor dispute I might have in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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Professional
Austin Kaplan and his team were professional, well prepared, personable and prompt in helping me through a difficult time. I am thankful for their expertise and highly recommend KLF for any employment issues.
Posted by Jennifer | August 23, 2019
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Excellent attorney
I had the most positive experience working with Austin Kaplan. He was extremely knowledgeable and took care of us from start to finish. He will go above and beyond making sure you understand all the aspects of your case. Extremely professional, well versed in employment law, and overall excellent attorney! Highly recommend him!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of Illinois
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Overtime Case
  • Resolved

Associations

  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Austinite of the Year
  • Austin Under 40 Awards
  • 2016
  • Legal Award
  • Austin Under 40 Awards
  • 2016
  • Warrior Award
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014

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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Austin on an employment arbitration. He understands the law, was well prepared, argued zealously for the client, and was a pleasure to work with."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been opposite Austin Kaplan on a case and have co-counseled with him on others. Austin has shown that he is a top-notch attorney. He is highly respected in the community by his peers and clients. I highly recommend Austin."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Austin Kaplan on a contested matter. He is well-versed in the law and has the necessary skills you want in a lawyer. Most of all, he's a creative and smart lawyer that works hard for the best possible outcome for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Austin Kaplan for almost five years now. He's a caring and dedicated lawyer. I can't think of anyone else that is more capable of handling employment cases."
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer Austin Harris Kaplan
Austin Harris Kaplan
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 13 years