Daniel A. Kaplan

Daniel A. Kaplan

Daniel A. Kaplan

Founder & Lawyer
Daniel Kaplan has been practicing law in San Diego since 1996, and is recognized by clients and peers for his excellent legal abilities with an AV+ Rating from Martindale Hubbell. He founded the Law Offices of Daniel A. Kaplan in 2011 to provide high quality legal services to clients on terms more attractive to the San Diego business community than offered by larger law firms.
 
Prior to starting his own firm, Kaplan was an attorney with the law firm Coughlan, Semmer & Lipman, LLP, in San Diego, California for 16 years. There he worked with renowned trial attorneys on complex civil and white-collar criminal matters. Kaplan focused on the representation of professionals in liability matters, including the defense of law firms, lawyers and accountants in malpractice actions. Kaplan also handled a variety of business litigation matters, such as contract disputes in state and federal court, embezzlement cases on behalf of both employers and employee defendants, fraud matters, and partnership disputes, just to name a few examples.
 
Using the litigation skills gained over years of practice at his previous firm and since opening his own practice, Kaplan has amassed the experience to handle lawsuits of any size, from the relatively simple to the most complex and detailed cases spanning years of activity and thousands of documents.
Based upon his skill and ethics, Kaplan has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell which means that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. 
 
Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of California at Irvine in 1991, with a focus on law and criminal justice. He graduated in 1995 from University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
 
Kaplan was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1995, and has been admitted to the Southern and Central Federal District Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has appeared and argued appellate cases and tried cases before the courts in San Diego.
 
He has an Excellent Rating from Avvo.com and received Best of the Bar in 2016.
 
Mr. Kaplan has been a member of the San Diego County Bar association since his admission to the bar in 1995. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations in San Diego. In 2014, Mr. Kaplan was a Top Attorney Finalist in the Litigation Category, awarded by the San Diego Daily Transcript. He has been honored as a Top Attorney in the area of Litigation by San Diego magazine in 2017 and prior years.

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