Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.

Michael Kaplen is Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School, The Legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury. He is recently re-elected to again serve as chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, a position he previously held for seven years.

He is a partner in the New York law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, specializing in personal injury cases with a special focus on representing victims of traumatic brain injury caused by vehicle collisions, pedestrians struck by vehicles, unsafe buildings and construction sites and medical malpractice.

Michael is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in the area of medical malpractice litigation.

He was an invited guest and participant in the 2014, White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit. He is 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.

Michael served for three terms as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. 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 admitted to practice in New York, Florida and the District of Columbia.