Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury - Plaintiff Attorney in Portland, OR

Matthew D. Kaplan
Kaplan Law, LLC
222 SW Columbia Street, KOIN Center, Suite 1111
Portland, OR 97201
T:Work 503-226-3844
F: Fax503-943-6670
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Industry Groups: American Association For Justice, Oregon Bar Association, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, United States District Court Of Oregon, Washington Bar Association


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. 

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2016

Rising Stars: 2010

About Matthew Kaplan

Admitted: 1998, Oregon

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Honors and Awards:

  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member for Oregon Safe Kids

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Holly Jean Casey v. Multnomah County  Settled for $905,000.00, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst: BA in History, 1993
Last Updated: 2/5/2016
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