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Matthew D. Kaplan

Matthew D. Kaplan

Kaplan Law, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Civil Rights...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Mr. Kaplan is a father of two boys and resides in SW Portland, Oregon. When he is not working he is usually backpacking or rock climbing. He began practicing law in 1998 and opened Kaplan Law, LLC, in 2003. Kaplan Law is a law firm dedicated to helping injury victims and their families achieve justice. Mr. Kaplan believes in getting to know his clients on a personal level so that he can understand their cases, what their needs are, and what is the best resolution for them. Mr. Kaplan takes on difficult cases that focus on injuries to children, wrongful death, industrial accidents, product liability, and motor vehicle crashes. Mr. Kaplan has also has achieved successful results in Civil Rights cases for medical neglect. He represents folks throughout the Northwest. While most of his clients come from Portland and the surrounding areas, He enjoys taking on cases in rural Oregon and Washington State.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car Accidents
  • Industrial Accident
  • Injuries to Children
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
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  • Contingent Fees
    Accept if there are statutory requirements my fees are 1/3 or non litigated cases and 40% for cases where an action is commenced.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
  • English
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Kaplan Law, LLC
Injury Law Firm
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A | History
Honors: Cum Laude
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Named a 2010 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in Plaintiffs Personal Injury practice area.
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 980699
American Association for Justice
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Washington State Bar
- Current
Safe Kids Oregon
Board Member
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Is a hotel liable for personal injury if they do not check on a room for three days where a person has died.
A: Difficult to answer your question with out more facts. How did the person pass away? Was it from something from the hotel? Did a crime occur that the hotel had reason to provide security agaisnt? Generally, I am not aware of an obligation to actually check on the wellfare of the customers.
Q. What is status limition on wrongful death
A: Generally the SOL is 3 years in Oregon. It can be longer depending on when the family received notice of the cause of death.
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Kaplan Law, LLC
50 SW Pine St
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: (503) 226-3844
Fax: (503) 943-6670