Matthew D. Kaplan graduated Cum Laude while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May, 1993. Mr. Kaplan graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in December of 1996.
Mr. Kaplan began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Sidney Galton. While working at the Multnomah County Courthouse he observed a multitude of trials and developed valuable relationships with judges, court staff, and other attorneys. In 1998, Mr. Kaplan took his first job as a Trial Attorney working at the Southern Oregon Public Defenders. After working a year and a half in Medford, Oregon, Mr. Kaplan returned to Portland to work as an Associate Trial Attorney for Squires & Lopez where he represented thousands defendants charged in all level of criminal cases, ranging from traffic violations to the most serious felonies. He also developed a civil practice representing victims of automobile accidents.
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