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Marc J. Kaplan is a practicing trial
, special master and arbitrator. Having been certified by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Kaplan is a formidable advocate
in court. Mr. Kaplan provides to the firm expertise in civil litigation
and appeals, including complex divorces. Mr. Kaplan practices in all
civil areas of the law, but primarily in the areas of family law and
legal malpractice.


Kaplan is Immediate Past President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, represented Colorado as the State Delegate to the Family
Law Section to the American Association for Justice, is past Vice
President of the Colorado Bar Association, and serves on the Board of
Governors and the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the
Colorado Bar Association. Kaplan is a member of the Thompson G. Marsh
Inn of Court, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and numerous Bar


Kaplan received his law degree in 1983 from the University of Denver
College of Law, with a specialization in Advocacy Skills. Kaplan
received several awards for trial skills in state and national
competitions, and was selected as a teaching assistant to retired
Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward E. Pringle. Kaplan received
his undergraduate degree in Public Policy Studies, with a concentration
in communications, from the Institute of Policy Services and Public
Affairs at Duke University, in 1979. From 1990 through 1992, Kaplan
returned to the law school as a Lawyering Process Adjunct Professor.


In 1979, Kaplan was chosen as a member of a six- person bi-partisan
team of young political leaders, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State, for European Political Conferences. Kaplan was President of the
Duke Alumni Association of Colorado from 1990 to 1992. In 1993, Kaplan
was given the Denver Bar Association Pro Bono Award, and was Chairman of
the Children of Violence Committee for Colorado. Kaplan has also served
on the Board of Directors of the United Citizens of Arapahoe
Neighborhoods since 1997. Kaplan has been selected for Who’s Who in the
World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He has
received the rating AV from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating
available to attorneys. Marc
J. Kaplan
has also been a frequent lecturer and faculty member for
legal education seminars, newspapers, and has appeared as a legal
commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, BBC, and local television


Marc J. Kaplan is a Board Certified Civil Trial
Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

(Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.)


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    6 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
    6 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    6 years
  4. Family: 25%
    6 years

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Contact info

Kaplan Law L.L.C.

4601 DTC Boulevard
Suite 1000
Denver, CO, 80237

Denver Tech Center Office

4610 S. Ulster Street
Suite 150
Denver, CO, 80237-4326



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2006
Denver Bar Association Pro Bono AwardDenver Bar Association1993
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, Principal AttorneyKaplan Law L.L.C.1993 - Present
Lawyering Process Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law1990 - 1992
Political Leader, European Political ConferencesU.S. Department of State1979 - 1980
Political DirectorDemocratic National Committee1976 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Citizens of Arapahoe NeighborhoodsBoard of Directors1997 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesMemberN/A
Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive CouncilN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionBoard of GovernorsN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationPast Vice PresidentN/A
American Association for JusticeState Delegate, Family Law SectionN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Children of Violence Committee for ColoradoChairman1993 - 1993
Duke Alumni Association of ColoradoPresident1990 - 1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Duke UniversityPublic Policy - CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Family Law InstituteSession 17: "I Didn't Do It!" - Ethics opinions and Rules of Professional Conduct2008
Boulder County Bar Association Family Law SectionTop Ten Tips and Strategies for Preparing Your Case and Client for Mediation2008
Colorado Family Law InstituteA New Standard in Grandparent Visitation2007