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De Caro & Kaplen, LLP Attorney Michael V. Kaplen to Lecture on Brain Trauma at the American Association of Justice Annual Meeting

Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

New York brain injury attorney Michael V. Kaplen has been invited by the American Association of Justice to lecture on “The Ethics of Representing a Traumatic Brain Injury Client” during its annual convention to be held in San Francisco, California on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Kaplen, a member of the New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is a past chair of the association’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and past chair of the its Motor Vehicle, Premise and Highway Liability Section.

“No greater honor can be given a trial lawyer, then to be invited to speak in front of his or her peers on the most important subject of legal ethics. There are many ethical challenges that face a brain injury attorney when representing someone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury including the moral obligation to treat each and every individual with dignity and respect,” said Kaplen.

Each year the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group presents an educational program designed to educate personal injury attorneys on important considerations when representing victims of brain damage because of negligence or medical malpractice. The theme of this year’s program is, Proving Traumatic Brain Injury with Objective Evidence.

Kaplen is a well-known national lecturer on the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury. He frequently lectures to state trial lawyer groups and at programs sponsored by state and national brain injury organizations. He has received many honors and awards for his advocacy efforts for individuals with traumatic brain injury including the prestigious public policy award by the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

Kaplen is a senior partner in De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, in Pleasantville, New York. He concentrates his personal injury law practice in representing persons who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or traumatic head injury because of car accidents, bus and truck crashes, unsafe construction sites, defective buildings, and medical malpractice and hospital malpractice. The brain injury law firm’s website can be found at

Kaplen is the author of the traumatic brain injury news and information blog available at He served for nine years as the president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and chairs the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinating Council. Kaplen also service on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Melvin Belli Society, and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He practices personal injury law throughout New York State and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in medical malpractice and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil trial law.

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