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Michael Kaplen

Michael Kaplen

De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse
  • District of Columbia, Florida, New York
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Michael V. Kaplen is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School where he teaches the only course in the nation devoted to traumatic brain injury law. Michael is a member of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council and chaired the council from 2007 to 2013. He is president of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys.

He is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability attorneys in the field of medical malpractice.

Michael was an invited guest and participant in the 2014, White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit. Michael was a Vice President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers where he continues to serve as a member of their board of directors. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and the Board of Directors of the Melvin M. Belli Society.

He is the three term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and past chairperson of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Automobile, Highway and Premise Liability Section and past chair of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. He served as the Co-Chair of the Tort Section of the New York County Lawyer’s Association and on the Board of Directors of Public Justice. He is a New York Super Lawyer for the last 12 years and named as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York State by the American Association of Trial Lawyers.

Michael’s legal practice focuses on personal injury, representing persons with a traumatic brain injury caused by negligence and medical malpractice throughout the United States. He is admitted to the bars of New York, Florida and the District of Columbia

Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1979) | Law
Professional Experience
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washignton University Law School
Articles & Publications
• Response of School Districts to the New York State Concussion Awareness And Management Act: Review of Policies and Procedures
Journal of School Health
Proving a Brain Injury Case Caused by Whiplash
Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice
Concussion Settlement is Deeply Flawed
The National Law Journal
Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious
Huffington Post
Traumatic Brain Injury: Detecting, Defining, Litigating
New York Law Journal
Current Issues in Neurolaw--Traumatic Brain Injury: Defining Best Practice
Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Professional Liability Attorney-Medical Malpractice
American Board of Professional Liablity Attorneys
Public Policy Award
Brain Injury Association of New York State
To champions of legislation, regulations, and other policies which promote equal access to services, community re-entry, inclusion, and acceptance of persons with brain injury and their families.
Public Justice Achievement Award
Public Justice
New York Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Founders Award
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Professional Associations
American Association of Justice
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Board of Directors
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Melvin Belli Society
Board of Directors
National Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Board of Directors
New York State Bar # 1662634
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New York
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Area
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • English: Spoken, Written
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De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
Contact & Map
427 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Telephone: (914) 747-4410