Marc J. Kaplan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Kaplan Law L.L.C.
 | 4601 DTC Boulevard, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-302-1829
Fax: 303-648-6270
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a principal attorney with the law firm of Kaplan Law L.L.C. in Denver, Colorado, Marc J. Kaplan helps clients with a wide range of legal concerns. A seasoned trial lawyer and experienced arbitrator, Mr. Kaplan tenaciously advocates for his clients both inside and outside the courtroom in matters pertaining to the following:

·         Family law

·         Establishing child custody

·         Paternity

·         Property division

·         Same-sex couples

·         Spousal support

·         Protection orders

·         Contempt and enforcement

·         Divorce

·         Military divorce

·         Out-of-court negotiations

·         Mediation and arbitration

·         Establishing child support

·         Adoption

·         Legal separations

·         Marital agreements

·         Grandparents' rights

·         Relocation and modifications

·         Unbundled legal services

·         Appellate practice

·         Legal malpractice

After graduating from Duke University in 1979, he received his Juris Doctor with a specialization in advocacy skills from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1983. He has permission to practice from the Colorado Bar Association and the State Bar of Montana, as well as from the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

As a testament to his extensive knowledge of the law, attorney Kaplan is a published author, former adjunct professor and frequent lecturer for educational seminars. In the past, he has commentated on major news channels, including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.

Due to his highly regarded record of success and experience in civil litigation, family law and other practice areas, he has received multiple recognitions and honors, including a pro bono award from the Denver Bar Association and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He also maintains active memberships in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Professional Liability (20%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Appeals, Arbitration, Mediation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Marc Kaplan

Admitted: 1984, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • Who's Who in the World
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who's Who in America
  • Denver Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1993
  • Who's Who in American Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • Board of Governors and the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
  • The Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member
  • Past Vice President, Colorado Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Colorado State Delegate
  • Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court, Member
  • State Delegate to the Family Law Section, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee on County & District Court Civil Jurisdiction & Access Issues, Member
  • American College of Barristers, Senior Counsel Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors of the United Citizens of Arapahoe Neighborhoods, 1997
  • Chairman of the Children of Violence Committee for Colorado

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Colorado Auto Litigator's Handbook, Contributing Author

Educational Background:

  • Institute of Policy Services and Public Affairs, Duke University, N.C., B.A. in Public Policy Studies - Major: Communications, 1979
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Office Location for Marc J. Kaplan

4601 DTC Boulevard
Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: 303-302-1829

Fax: 303-648-6270

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Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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