Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers: DeCaro & Kaplen, LLP
DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP is a leading New York personal injury law firm which concentrates its practice on representing persons who have sustained brain injury, head injury or coma. Our legal team understands the unique issues and problems which are faced by victims and their families including the legal battles that must be fought to obtain adequate compensation, the health care decisions that must be faced and important insurance issues.
MICHAEL V. KAPLEN, ESQ. is a noted legal authority in the area of traumatic brain injury. He is a Professorial Lecturer at Law teaching the only course in the nation on the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury at the George Washington University Law School. He served as the Chairperson of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council for seven years and for nine years as the president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. He is past Chairperson of the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway Liability and Premise Liability Section. He is Past Chair of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. He served as the Co-Chair of the Tort Section of the New York County Lawyer’s Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy and the Melvin Belli Society. He is board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is board certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He is a former director of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He has been an adjunct professor of law teaching courses in trial practice and medical malpractice at St. John’s University School of Law.
Mr. Kaplen’s legal practice focuses primarily on representing persons with a brain injury caused by automobile accident, medical malpractice and other forms of negligence. His summations on traumatic brain injury have been published in the Matthew Bender, Art of Advocacy Series. He is a noted national author and lecturer on Legal Issues and Advocacy in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury. He has lectured throughout the country to trial lawyer groups on effective advocacy in representing persons with a brain injury. He has also lectured throughout the country to brain injury associations and national medical groups on traumatic brain injury. Because of his knowledge and experience, he has been interviewed by CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Daily News, N.Y. Post, Newsday, Gannett Papers, and other televisions stations, newspapers and leading periodicals throughout the nation.
SHANA DE CARO, ESQ. has been an advocate for the rights of victims of personal injury and traumatic brain injury for over 30 years. She is chair-elect of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and serves as secretary and a member of the executive board of the Civil Justice Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is a member of the Academy’s Judicial Screening Committee and Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. Shana has served on the Medical Malpractice Review Panels in New York State and is a former law secretary to a Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County. She is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing her practice on representing victims of traumatic brain injury and other catastrophic injuries.