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Jonathon Howard Kaplan

Jonathon Howard Kaplan

Kaplan Weiss LLP
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights
  • California, District of Columbia
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Jonathon Kaplan is one of the state’s top trial lawyers, having tried dozens of significant cases involving civil rights, employment claims, wage and overtime matters, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, FEHA, Equal Pay Act, personal injury, product liability, consumer claims, fraud claims and business disputes. He has obtained an overwhelming number of highly successful verdicts for his clients. Jon has served as appellate counsel on many cases, resulting in published California opinions and establishing law in his areas of practice. Based on his winning track record, opposing lawyers know Jon and his law firm, Kaplan Weiss LLP, are ready, willing and able to go to trial in order to obtain the absolute best results for our clients. Jon started his legal career with the Los Angeles law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP in 1990. There, he quickly distinguished himself, rising to the level of equity partner in that firm. In 2002, he founded Kaplan Lee LLP, which later changed its name to Kaplan Weiss LLP. Jon maintains an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent peer review rating for attorneys’ legal skills and ethics. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Jon was named one of the State’s top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 by California’s leading legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He has also been consistently named one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers,” an honor bestowed upon a select group of elite lawyers who have achieved the highest degree of peer recognition and achievement. Jon is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a wide variety of legal subjects. He has spoken on employment law matters at professional conferences and lectured in forensic psychiatry for a fellowship program at a Los Angeles top medical school. He has served as a court-appointed volunteer arbitrator, mediator and temporary judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Duke University School of Law
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Duke University Law School
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Emory University
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Professional Experience
Kaplan Weiss LLP
- Current
This firm was known as Kaplan Lee LLP until January, 2014 when it adopted its current name.
Associate, Partner
Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP
This firm was formerly known as Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard LLP
Articles & Publications
Get Ready for 2015 Employment Law Changes
KACPA Journal
Speaking Engagements
2015 Employment Law Update , KACPA Seminar , Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Korean American Certified Public Accountants
Martindale-Hubbell provides the most widely recognized peer review ratings for attorneys’ legal skills and ethics. An AV-rating is its highest rating and signifies preeminence in the profession.
Top Rated Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 20 Under 40
The Daily Journal
California's leading legal newspaper named Jonathon Kaplan one of the top 20 lawyers under 40 in 2001, identifying him as one of the leaders in the profession.
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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California State Bar  # 150838
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, all districts of California
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Kaplan Weiss LLP
Kaplan Weiss LLP Blog
Contact & Map
Los Angeles Office
355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 553-4550
Fax: (213) 553-4590