Levinson and Stefani is excited to welcome its newest Associate Attorney, Brett Kaplan!
Kaplan, who earned his Juris Doctor in 2015 from Chicago-Kent College of Law, has spent the last six years litigating corporate and injury cases, although his passion lies strongly in securing successful results for his clients regarding personal injury matters.
“I like the aspect of helping people who are in need of assistance when they don’t really have anywhere to look or don’t really know what the right thing to do is,” explained Kaplan. “Everyone has seen movies about lawsuits, but they don’t really know what goes into them. A lot of the time, we’ll see these clients who are really in need of legal assistance and guidance, and I think it’s nice to be there for those people. I kind of got into this field by luck–but that’s what has kept me so intrigued by it.”
In fact, Kaplan wasn’t necessarily searching for a new firm when he was informed of an open role at Levinson and Stefani–which goes to show his new position was indeed meant to be.
“I got a call from a family member of mine who knows Ken and Jay–he reached out to me and said there was an opportunity,” he said. “He told me a bit about them and had great things to say, so I took a few calls and was very impressed. After some time, I decided to make the move.”
Now, Kaplan is thrilled for a chance to grow even further in his experience as an attorney, and to do so alongside some of Chicago’s most widely-respected personal injury lawyers.
“My goal is to learn more about legal practice and to maximize my ability as a litigator,” Kaplan noted. “The reason I came to this firm is because I believe this is the right place for that. I know I’ll learn a lot; I’ve had a lot of experience, but I always want to continue to learn and become a better attorney. I think there’s a lot of potential at this firm and my hope is that I will be one of the catalysts that can help bring the firm to new heights.”