Matthew D. Kaplan

Matthew D. Kaplan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, OR

Kaplan Law, LLC
 | 222 SW Columbia Street, KOIN Center, Suite 1111
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-3844
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew Kaplan founded Kaplan Law, LLC in 2003 with a desire to help injury victims and their families achieve some measure of justice.  Mr. Kaplan represents family members of wrongful death victims and other people that have been severely injured by either someone else’s careless actions or a corporation that put their profits ahead of the safety of either their workers or customers.  Mr. Kaplan focusses his practice on injuries to children, motor vehicle crashes, dangerous products, and worker safety.

Mr. Kaplan received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angelis, CA in 1996.  He is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington, as well as the U.S. District Court in Oregon.  He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. 

In addition to working as a trial attorney, Mr. Kaplan is a father of two rambunctious boys.  He is also a second degree black belt in Taekwon Do, an aspiring triathlete, backpacker, and volunteer board member for Safe Kids Oregon. 

About Matthew Kaplan

Admitted 1998, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Oregon Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2016
  • Oregon Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • Oregon Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • Oregon Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • Oregon Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Mag, 2010
  • AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Oregon State Bar: Washington State Bar: US District Court Of Oregon

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member for Oregon Safe Kids

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Case against a summer camp for inadequately staffing, supervising, and supplying life vests to children, resulting in wrongful drowning of a minor.  $750,000.000, 2016
  • Case against group home on behalf of disabled youth for failing to adequately supervise residents with enough staff, resulting in an assault causing mild traumatic brain injury to a disabled minor. $400,000.00, 2015
  • Industrial explosion wrongful death case against a large food proccessing company in Eastern Oregon, $1,000,000.00., 2012
  • Wrongful death of a minor against drunk driver and two bars that over served. $850,000.00  , 2010
  • Holly Jean Casey v. Multnomah County  Settled for $905,000.00, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst: BA in History, 1993

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court Of Oregon
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Office Location for Matthew D. Kaplan

    222 SW Columbia Street
    KOIN Center, Suite 1111
    Portland, OR 97201


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