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Heather Kaplan
Featured Lawyer
Workers Compensation Law

600 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY 11530, USA


Ms. Kaplan is an accomplished litigator and has achieved excellent results at the Workers Compensation Board, New York Supreme Court and at the Appellate Courts. She graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2002 and was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2003. She began her career representing doctors in medical malpractice actions . In 2007, she became focused on Workers Compensation appearing at the WCB, NYS Supreme Court and NYS Appellate Courts. Ms. Kaplan taught college and graduate level classes at Cornell University Satellite School and at Long Island University for a total of ten years. She taught Employment Law and Discrimination, Business Ethics and Labor, Unions & Employment Relations. She is also admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District. She is a member of the New York Insured Workers Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New York Injured Workers Bar Association.

Gary Kaplan
Charter Member
Workers Compensation Law

3600 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 2100, Los Angeles, CA 90005


Gary R. Kaplan was born on August 13 1958, in Jersey City, New Jersey. While in law school, Mr. Kaplan was the recipient of Scolastic Achievement Awards in Evidence and Civil Pre-Trial Procedure. Mr.Kaplan was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court in 1983. From 1983 through October of 1991, Mr. Kaplan was an associate and thereafter became a partner in the law firm of Greenberg, Panish, & Kaplan. In November of 1991, Mr. Kaplan formed the law offices of Gary R. Kaplan where he practiced until February 1, 1994, when he joined the law firm of Prestholt, Petak, Kleeger, Fidone & Villasenor. Mr. Kaplan was an associate of Sylvester & Oppenhiem from 1995 through August of 1999. In August of 1999, Mr. Kaplan became the managing partner of Graiwer & Kaplan, L.L.P. Mr. Kaplan has extensive personal injury, civil litigation and trial experience involving cases dealing with personal injury, government tort liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, construction, highway design, as well as numerous other types of personal injury matters. Mr. Kaplan has also prepared appellate briefs and has successfully argued before the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of the State of California. Mr. Kaplan also litigates clames involving Workers’ Compensation, Serious and Willful misconduct, Labor Code Section 132(a), wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Mr. Kaplan has represented numerous clients during various stages of EEOC and FEHA administrative investigations, which have resulted in the resolution of numerous claims prior to the initiation of a legal proceeding. Mr. Kaplan also has extensive litigation experience in all phases of labor and employment matters, including claims arising under State and Federal Civil Rights statues, wrongful termination, hostile work environment claims, sexual harassment and discrimination whether based on race, religion, age or disability.

Craig Kidwell
Charter Member
Workers Compensation Law

790 Commercial St, Elko, NV 89801, USA


Craig W. Kidwell exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. With more than 16 years of experience in complex litigation cases in Nevada, Craig represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative worker’s compensation system, and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court. Craig is recognized by his peers for his experience and knowledge in representing injured workers in Nevada, and is a regularly invited speaker at workers compensation education classes in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Craig was admitted to the Nevada state bar in 1998 and is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Craig is also a proud member of the Nevada Justice Association and the Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group.

Vasil Kirifides
Charter Member
Workers Compensation Law

P.O. Box 318, Media, PA 19063


Vasil is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Kirifides is also Certified as a Specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A 1990 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., Vasil grew up in Wilmington, Del. He attended Wilmington’s Brandywine High School before earning a bachelor of arts degree from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1985. Vasil is a member of the Hellenic University Club and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). In addition to being a dedicated attorney, Vasil is an avid outdoorsman. He speaks fluent Greek and is a former member of the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Vasil resides in West Chester, PA.

Kathryn Kirsch
Charter Member
Workers Compensation Law

Clarence, NY, USA


Kathryn Kirsch has practiced in the fields of New York State Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Law since 1995. She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, Injured Workers' Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives. Kathryn Kirsch has lectured on topics significant in her fields to members of the Erie County Bar Association and the Erie County and Niagara County Medical Associations. With over 21 years of experience, Kathryn Kirsch has garnered respect in her fields of practice by continually offering passionate representation of her clients in a professional manner. A leading provider of legal services and information to injured workers of Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs, Kathryn has built a purposely small and intentionally personal practice where she maintains day to day contact with her clients.