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Michael Kaplen

Michael Kaplen

Professorial Lecturer in Law

The George Washington University Law School

Past Chair

New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinating Council

3 Term President

Brain Injury Association of New York State

Past Chair

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group: American Association For Justice

Past Chair

Motor Vehicle, Highway, Premises Liability Section: American Association For Justice

President

American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Past Vice President

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Board of Trustees

Melvin M. Belli Society

National Advisory Board

Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Board of Governors

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Board of Directors

New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Past Co-Chair

Tort Section, New York County Lawyers Association

Past member-Board of Directors

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Editorial Board

Neurolaw Letter

Board Certified

Civil Trial Advocate National Board of Trial Advocacy*

Board Certified

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Medical Liability*

Sustaining Member

American Association for Justice
Public Justice Foundation

Member

N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
North American Brain Injury Association

Graduate of:

Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Admitted to practice:

New York
Florida
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Federal District Courts: Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

 

Honors & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers – American Trial Lawyer Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Public Achievement Award
  • Public Policy Award – Brain Injury Association of New York State

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NY Judicial Institute Letter

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Shana De Caro

Shana De Caro

Chair

Traumatic Brain Injury Group: American Association for Justice

Board of Directors

Brain Injury Association of America

1st Vice President

American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys

Board of Trustees, Secretary

Civil Justice Foundation

Board of Directors

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow

American Association for Justice

Fellow

Melvin M. Belli Society

Editor

Law Update
New York Academy of Trial Lawyers

Amicus Counsel

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Judicial Screening Committee

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America
Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Lawyers Diversity Law Institute Advisory Board

Litigation Counsel of America

Honors & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyer
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Public Achievement Award
  • President’s Award: New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in American Women
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Top 100 New York Trial Lawyers-American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Elite Lawyers Of America
  • Top Attorneys in Metro New York (Published in New York Times)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York (Published in New York Times)

Graduate of

Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, in Neuro Anatomical Dissection of the Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Member:

New York Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Brain Injury Association New York State
North American Brain Injury Association

Member:

Nursing Home Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Member:

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Member:

Birth Trauma Litigation Group
American Assoc. for Justice

Member:

Stroke Litigation Group

Member:

American Assoc. for Justice

Member:

Professional Liability Litigation Group

Member:

American Assoc. for Justice

Member:

Professional Information Exchange Negligence Litigation Group

Member:

American Assoc. For Justice

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Advisory Board

Acquired Brain Injury Program, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Washington, D.C.

Admitted to Practice:

New York State
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Federal District Courts:
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States Tax Court
United States Court of International Trade
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States

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* The National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys are not affiliated with any government authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.