Michael Kaplan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Denver, CO

Kaplan Morrell, LLC
 | 2000 S. Colorado Blvd Tower One, Suite 9000
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-780-7329
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

As one of the founders of Kaplan Morrell, LLC, attorney Michael Kaplan fights for injured people to get the workers' compensation benefits to which they are entitled and disabled people to get the Social Security benefits they deserve. He represents clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Mr. Kaplan earned his law degree from the Detroit College of Law (now known as the Michigan State University College of Law). Today, Mr. Kaplan is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Colorado.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Kaplan is active in advancing the law and his profession. He has helped to draft new rules and legislation for Colorado's workers' compensation system and has served as president of the Workers' Compensation Education Association.

Mr. Kaplan's commitment to workers' compensation issues extends to the world of professional sports. He helps the Professional Hockey Players' Association, the National Football League Players Association and other sports organizations and athletes' unions with workers' compensation matters on behalf of injured players.

His experience, knowledge and professionalism have helped to make Mr. Kaplan an in-demand speaker at classes, seminars and events. He has also been honored for his hard work by government officials and professional organizations on numerous occasions. He was appointed by the governor of Colorado and other leaders to serve on workers' compensation task forces and has received awards and honors from organizations including the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has been selected as a fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, an honor that goes to less than 1 percent of active Colorado attorneys.

Practice Areas
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Workers' Compensation (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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About Michael Kaplan

Admitted: 2001, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://kaplanmorrell.com/meet-michael-kaplan/

Honors and Awards:

  • Appointed by Colorado’s Governor to the 2012 Pinnacol Task Force
  • Recognized by National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Recognized by the Division of Workers’ Compensation for his contributions on the 2006 & 2008 Medical Treatment Guidelines Task Forces
  • Recipient of the Professionals In Workers’ Compensation “2008 President’s Award”
  • Recipient of the Professionals In Workers’ Compensation “2007 & 2009 Outstanding Claimant’s Attorney Award”
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Board Member since 2005 & Former CBA WC Sec. Chairperson
  • Professionals in Workers' Compensation Association & Board Member since 2007
  • WCEA Board Member since 2004
  • National Football League Players Association Panel Counsel in Colorado
  • Former CBA WC Sec. Board of Governor
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Association, 2009 & 2010, Vice President
  • WCEA Vice-President, 2008-2010
  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA) President, 2011-12
  • Assisted the Division of Workers’ Compensation with developing and revising the Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure
  • Michigan
  • Colorado

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Pinnacol Stakeholder’s Task Force, 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Authoring new legislation and rules to better the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system, 2002
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Settlements, Sterling Educational Services, 2010
  • Workers’ Compensation Basics 2/3/12 faculty/Presenter
  • National Business Institute Presenter on Workers’ Compensation 2006 & 2007
  • Kiva Workers’ Compensation Seminars 2008 presenter
  • Fall Workers Compensation Update – Planning Committee/Presenter
  • Spring Workers Compensation Update – Planning Committee 10/17/08
  • Fall Workers Compensation Update – Planning Committee/Presenter 03/14/08
  • Workers’ Compensation: Rules and Procedures for Legal Support Staff – Faculty/Presenter 10/12/2007
  • Fall Workers’ Compensation Update – Faculty/Presenter 11/14/07
  • Workers’ Compensation Update – Faculty/Presenter 10/06/07
  • Fall Workers Compensation Update – Faculty 05/18/06
  • Fall Workers Compensation Update – Faculty 05/18/06
  • Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education: 10/14/05

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, bachelor’s degree

Industry Groups

  • Legal
Office Location for Michael Kaplan

2000 S. Colorado Blvd Tower One
Suite 9000
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-780-7329


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Last Updated: 11/20/2017

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