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Career Biography

Mitchell S. Kaplan has been an attorney at Zarwin Baum his entire legal career and is only the firm’s 2nd managing director in its entire 60-year history. Kaplan focuses his practice on casualty defense, particularly trucking and transportation, liquor liability, commercial property liability, professional liability, and insurance coverage. He is retained by an extensive list of insurance carriers and third-party claim administrators to represent their insureds. Kaplan takes great pride in his problem-solving ability and often consults with firm clients and attorneys for innovative approaches to legal and non-legal issues that may arise.

During Kaplan’s tenure as managing director, the firm has tripled its number of attorneys, added many additional practice groups, expanded its offices in Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and North New Jersey and opened satellite offices in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. He has led Zarwin’s recent technology infrastructure development, reconfiguring, and upgrading the entire data network to provide even greater data security, ease of operation and allows a client to have direct access and transparency to their files. Kaplan is responsible for developing Zarwin’s robust A/V network which allows clients to efficiently meet with their attorneys and others from their own location in a conference- like or private setting, without travel cost and at a moment’s notice through one of many Zarwin private network portals.

As managing director, Kaplan is particularly fond of introducing Zarwin clients to the talented Zarwin attorneys and actively managing those attorneys to strictly follow client guidelines. He is also proud of instituting aggressive metrics-led management philosophies that promote early case resolution, skillful performance, and the highest level of economic efficiency.

Kaplan is a founding member and head of the Themis Advocates Group, a national network of elite insurance defense litigators. Themis provides Zarwin with a national footprint, high-level educational opportunities, and an enhanced means of communication for its insurance and self-insured defense clients. Kaplan has been a regular presenter on varied insurance topics at Themis Conferences around the country.

Kaplan is particularly proud of spearheading the Firm’s numerous charitable initiatives that have raised substantial money and benefitted the neediest folks in our communities.

As managing director, Kaplan’s goal is to familiarize potential Zarwin clients with the high-level of skill and expertise possessed by Zarwin attorneys.  He has also instituted an aggressive firm philosophy for early case resolution and to maintain the highest level of economic efficiency on behalf of the Firm’s clients.

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Mitchell S. Kaplan

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Philadelphia, PA

Liquor Liability
Premises and Habitational Liability
Professional Liability
Retail and Hospitality Liability
Trucking & Transportation
New Jersey, 1982
Pennsylvania, 1982
B.A. Temple University, 1979 (Magna Cum Laude)
J.D. Temple University School of Law, 1982
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