Efforts to Regain U.S. Citizenship

I currently represent an individual overseas who resides in Asia. He was born a U.S.…

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The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter

I represent a client who was found in 2014 to have committed the crime of…

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Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill

Opposing counsel in the Villa v. CavaMezze Grill case has filed their brief in opposition…

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Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is…

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Appeal Filed in Important Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

I recently filed a brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of…

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Success in the D.C. Court of Appeals

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has issued a decision in favor of my…

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Brief in First Amendment Case Filed

I have filed an appellate brief in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on…

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Successful Motion to Reverse Criminal Conviction Under D.C.’s Innocence Protection Act

I recently prevailed in a motion to have a client’s felony conviction reversed on grounds…

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Appellate Case Challenges Constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s Anti-Stalking Law

I currently represent a client (let’s call him “Client”) in an interesting First Amendment case…

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Matthew Kaplan Appointed to CJA Appeals Panel

I am pleased that I have been appointed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Arguing Before the D.C. Court of Appeals – Eyewitness Identification

On November 4 I appeared on behalf of my client at an oral argument before…

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Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and…

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Super Lawyers Honors Matthew B Kaplan a DC “Rising Star”

I have been selected to the 2014 Washington DC Rising Stars list of distinguished attorneys…

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Joining the Maryland Bar

I just learned that I passed the Maryland “Attorneys’ Bar,” which is obviously good news. …

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New Employment Law and Defamation Case

I currently represent the former senior official the Alexandria (Virginia) City Public Schools (“ACPS”) in…

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Rising Star

I recently learned that  Super Lawyers magazine had put me on its 2013 list of…

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Virginia Court of Appeals Agrees to Review Important Decision on Constitutional Rights

The Virginia Court of Appeals today granted a petition that I filed on behalf of…

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New DC Superior Court Debt Collection Practice Ignores the Law

In litigating throughout the country over the last decade, I have found that courts and…

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Due Process in Virginia: Amos v. Commonwealth

Think you have the right to basic due process—such as the right to have an…

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Virginia Class Actions

I am often contacted by potential clients and fellow attorneys about pursuing possible class actions…

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