Jeffrey B. Kaplan is a shareholder in the law firm Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. He is an AV-rated lawyer who focuses his practice on securities arbitration and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation, representing individual and institutional investors in stockbroker misconduct and investment fraud matters. He also represents securities industry professionals in U-4, U-5, and promissory note disputes. Mr. Kaplan has routinely been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide, and he has been named to Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers list in 2014 and 2015 by American Lawyer Media. In 2012, FINRA nominated Mr. Kaplan to serve on the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, an advisory committee that makes recommendations and drafts rules, regulations, and procedures governing FINRA arbitration.
Mr. Kaplan has extensive experience handling FINRA, NYSE, and AAA securities arbitration matters and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. He has authored a number of articles on stockbroker misconduct, and he is a recognized authority on the subject. He often serves as a guest lecturer on securities fraud and stockbroker misconduct, and has been invited to speak to investor groups, accountants, and other professionals throughout the country concerning investor protection.
Bar Admissions - Florida, 1994
Education - University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida; Juris Doctor cum laude – May, 1994; Honors: Dean’s List; Law Review: Entertainment and Sports Law Review, Associate Editor
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration magna cum laude – June, 1990; Honors: Dean’s List and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT – 1985
Honors and Awards - Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers, ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2014 and 2015; “Top Lawyers” List, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007 – Present; Legal Elite List, Florida Trend Magazine, 2006 – Present; "Up & Coming” Lawyers List, South Florida Legal Guide, 2003 – 2006; Florida Superlawyer, 2008 – Present