Jonathon Kaplan is one of the state’s top trial lawyers, having tried dozens of significant cases involving civil rights, employment claims, wage and overtime matters, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, FEHA, Equal Pay Act, personal injury, product liability, consumer claims, fraud claims and business disputes. He has obtained an overwhelming number of highly successful verdicts for his clients. Jon has served as appellate counsel on many cases, resulting in published California opinions and establishing law in his areas of practice. Based on his winning track record, opposing lawyers know Jon and his law firm, Kaplan Weiss LLP, are ready, willing and able to go to trial in order to obtain the absolute best results for our clients. Jon started his legal career with the Los Angeles law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP in 1990. There, he quickly distinguished himself, rising to the level of equity partner in that firm. In 2002, he founded Kaplan Lee LLP, which later changed its name to Kaplan Weiss LLP. Jon maintains an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent peer review rating for attorneys’ legal skills and ethics. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Jon was named one of the State’s top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 by California’s leading legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He has also been consistently named one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers,” an honor bestowed upon a select group of elite lawyers who have achieved the highest degree of peer recognition and achievement. Jon is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a wide variety of legal subjects. He has spoken on employment law matters at professional conferences and lectured in forensic psychiatry for a fellowship program at a Los Angeles top medical school. He has served as a court-appointed volunteer arbitrator, mediator and temporary judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.