Jonathon Kaplan, ESQ.


Jonathon Kaplan is a trial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience handling employment, consumer protection, civil rights and business cases. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Soviet and Eastern European Studies from Emory University in 1987. He graduated from Duke University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws in foreign and international law in 1990. He began his legal career with the Los Angeles firm of Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith), where he became an equity partner. In 2002, he founded Kaplan Lee LLP, later renamed to Kaplan Weiss LLP. Jon has sat on the boards of civic, charitable, and educational organizations as well as on a steering committee for a presidential candidate.


  • Board of Directors, Aids Healthcare Foundation (2002-2004)
  • Future Forum, Duke University School of Law (2001-2005)
  • Board of Governors, Emory University (2000-2003)
  • Board Member and Vice President, Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood
    Council (2010-2011)

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California, 1990
  • US District Court, all Districts of California, 1990
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1990


Employment Law
Civil Rights

Education & training


Juris Doctorate, Duke University School of Law


Master of Laws, Foreign and International Law, Duke University School of Law


Bachelor of Arts, Major: Russian, Minor: Soviet and Eastern European Studies, Emory University

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