Eric D. Kaplan

Top rated Professional Liability attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Kaplan & Gournis, PC
Eric D. Kaplan
Kaplan & Gournis, PC

Practice Areas: Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1992

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Kaplan & Gournis, PC

180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2108
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


A partner at Kaplan & Gournis P.C. based in Chicago, Illinois, attorney Eric D. Kaplan dedicates his practice primarily to defending the rights of individuals facing professional liability lawsuits. He is also well-versed in litigating employment practices liability, public entity liability and personal injury cases.

Over his three decades in the legal field, Mr. Kaplan has represented a broad spectrum of clients in individual and class action lawsuits, such as lawyers, accountants, directors and officials, designers, engineers, fiduciaries, real estate brokers, credit reporting services, insurance companies, auctioneers, appraisers, premium finance companies, commercial journals, public adjusters, market research groups and surveyors.

Furthermore, Mr. Kaplan advises lawyers in discipline-related matters before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He has acted on behalf of clients in state administrative organizations as well as state and federal tribunals at the trial and appellate level in Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, Indiana, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. 

In 1988, Mr. Kaplan graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Four years later, he received his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law and obtained his license to practice in Illinois (1992) and Wisconsin.

Recognized as a knowledgeable and valued member of his legal community, Mr. Kaplan has written extensively for many prominent publications and presented on a variety of legal topics.

Practice areas

Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

Ethics & Professional Responsibility

  • 100% Professional Liability: Defense

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyer in the area of Professional Liability for 2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Defending Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Claims, Hanover Insurance Company, January 2020
  • Note, Attorney Fee Recovery Pursuant to CERCLA 107 (a) (4) (B), 42 Wash. U.J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 251 (1992)
  • Tough Times Require Bold Moves: Opening Your Own Law Firm, Washington University School of Law, February 2010
  • Appraiser Liability and Risk Management, American Society of Appraisers, January 28, 2010
  • Legal Bill Review for Claims Professionals, Council on Litigation Management, February 2011
  • Navigating the Minefields in Disastrous Professional Liability Claims, 2011 PLUS International Conference, San Diego, California
  • Construction Defects 101, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, December 2012
Educational Background:
  • Knox College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1988

Office location for Eric D. Kaplan

180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2108
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-726-0531


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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