Joseph V. Kaplan, Attorney
JOSEPH V. KAPLAN, a founding principal in the firm, received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received a Master of Laws, LL.M. from the George Washington University National Law Center, specializing in Labor and Employment Law.
Mr. Kaplan's first position was with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), where he was involved in labor litigation and negotiations. In 1986, Mr. Kaplan entered the private practice of law, concentrating in labor and employment law, as an associate with the firm of Passman & Broida. In January 1989, Mr. Kaplan opened his own legal practice under the name of Joseph V. Kaplan, P.C. By the end of that year, Messrs. Passman and Kaplan agreed to merge their firms under the name of Passman & Kaplan, P.C.
Mr. Kaplan continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of employment, labor, and discrimination law. While primarily representing Federal and D.C. Government employees and labor unions of the Federal and District of Columbia Governments, he also represents private sector employees. Mr. Kaplan's practice involves litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court, and such administrative agencies as the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), the D.C. Human Rights Commission (DCHRC), the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals (OEA), and numerous arbitrators. In 2005, Mr. Kaplan obtained a jury verdict of $3M for a P&K client in a disability rights law suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kaplan is a frequent lecturer at professional seminars concerning various labor and employment law topics.
Mr. Kaplan also served on the faculty of Central Michigan University, where he taught a graduate economics course on Collective Bargaining and Labor Law. He was twice elected as the National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) and is active in various professional organizations, such as the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). Mr. Kaplan has written a number of published articles concerning federal labor relations, and for six years was the author of the Federal Merit Systems Year Book, a leading reference book on the Merit Systems Protection Board, published by the Labor Relations Press. Moreover, Mr. Kaplan is the lead editor and co-author of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, and is co-author of Litigating Federal Sector Employee and Labor Disputes: A Practitioner's Handbook by Dewey Publications. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-certified expert witness on MSPB procedures in U.S. District Court. In 2008 he was selected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.
Mr. Kaplan is an active member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.
|Education:||Pennsylvania State University B.A.|
|Admissions:||U.S. District Court District of Maryland 1992|
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit 1980
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia 1981
District of Columbia 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 1980
U.S. Supreme Court 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit 1993
Listing provided by FindLaw. How to update or change your listing?
|Washington Administrative Law Lawyer|
Civil Unions to be Recognized in Illinois
January 31st, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into a law a bill recognizing civil unions. The new law which takes effect on June 1, 2011 grants partners in civil unions the same benefits and responsibilities that married spouses have under Illinois law.
by Van Schwab
Child Support Isn't Just for Kids Anymore
Divorce agreements between separating spouses are generally final once entered by a judge. However, some areas of divorce agreements, such as child support, can be modified over time as circumstances and needs change
by Van Schwab
529 and 401k plans real savings or an illusion of security
529 and 401(k) Plans: Real Savings or an Illusion of Security?
by Van Schwab