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The brain injury law firm® of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP proudly supports  the Brain Injury Association of America and its state chartered affiliates.

The Brain Injury Association of America and your state brain injury association can assist your family member or yourself if you have sustained a traumatic brain injury or a traumatic head injury.

Michael Kaplen receives the 2011 Public Policy Award at the Brain Injury Association of New York State 2011 Awards Ceremony for his advocacy on behalf of victims of traumatic brain injury
Michael Kaplen receives the 2011 Public Policy Award at the Brain Injury Association of New York State 2011 Awards Ceremony for his advocacy on behalf of victims of traumatic brain injury

We are proud that our founding partner, Michael Kaplen, has served for nine years as the three term president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.  Prior to serving as President, he served on the association’s board of directors.   Brain injury attorney, Michael Kaplen also has served as national liaison between the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice and the Brain Injury Association of America. Brain Injury Attorney Shana De Caro  is chair of the prestigious American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

New York brain injury attorney, Michael Kaplen is the president of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys.  New York brain injury attorney, Shana De Caro is the vice president of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys.

As part of the philosophy of our law firm, we believe that it is our obligation to assist the Brain Injury Association of America and State brain injury associations in advocating on behalf of victims of brain trauma.  For this reason we have gladly volunteered our time and resources in being national lecturers at brain injury seminars and meetings sponsored by the national and state brain injury associations.

Our brain injury attorneys co-author the New York Law Journal outside counsel column on the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury; have co-authored the chapter on neurolaw for the Psychiatric Clinics of North America edition on traumatic brain injury and have lectured at the ground rounds of Mt. Sinai Medical Center on brain injury and medical malpractice in emergency medicine.

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Preferred Attorneys—Brain Injury Association of America

You've come to the right place for help in finding legal representation. The Brain Injury Association of America has recognized the skills and experience of our New York brain injury law firm by listing De Caro & Kaplen, LLP as “Preferred Attorneys”

Attorneys in the Brain Injury Association of America Preferred Lawyer Program “know the carelessness of others changes lives in an instant. They know the physical, cognitive, emotional, and financial tolls a brain injury can inflict on individuals and their families. Firms enrolled in the BIAA Preferred Attorneys Program know the stakes are high and that settling for less has lifelong consequences.”

Our lawyers focus their legal practice on representing individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury and traumatic head injury.  With over 30  years of experience we can assist you with your brain injury or head injury case in New York City, Long Island, throughout New York State including Albany, Nassau, Syracuse, Rockland, Westchester and surrounding areas. With national affiliates, we will work with other brain injury lawyers throughout the nation to represent your interests.

Victims of brain trauma need legal representatives who understand the lifelong consequences of brain injury.

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