Heather N. Kaplan
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ms. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1976. She moved to Long Island with her family while she attended Brooklyn College. After she graduated from undergraduate school, she attended Hofstra University School of Law. She graduated in 2002 and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in January of 2003.
She began her career as an attorney representing doctors in medical malpractice actions in New York State Supreme Court. She regularly appeared in the New York State Appellate Courts and conducted extensive oral arguments, depositions and trials. In 2007, she became focused on Workers’ Compensation and began to practice law not only in the New York Supreme Court but at the Workers’ Compensation Board.
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.
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.
Heather Kaplan is also admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District. She is also 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.
Ms. Kaplan currently resides on Long Island with her husband and three daughters.
CLIENT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Diane is an experienced Workers’ Compensation professional who joined the firm shortly after its inception. Presently, she manages all client issues including medical treatment requests, mileage and transportation documents, indemnity payment problems and directions from the Workers’ Compensation Board. Diane knows the contents of every client’s file and communicates with them on a regular basis.
Before working with the Law Office of Heather N. Kaplan, P.C., she devoted 36 years at a prominent Insurance Company to the Workers’ Compensation Claims Unit as a Claims Adjuster. She communicated with claimants, attorneys and support staff to address all issues on her claims. She specialized in negotiating Schedule Loss of Use agreements and recouping overpayments on her claims. Before focusing her care on Workers’ Compensation, she worked in the No-fault department and General Liability divisions of the same insurance company.
Diane lives on Long Island with her husband and two grown children. She enjoys spending her free time playing on a bowling league and softball league.
Brittany is an essential part of our Port Jefferson office. She assists our clients with all aspects of their claims. From initial consultations to critical updates, Brittany is available to our clients every step of the way.
Brittany also coordinates many of our firms’ events, including our very popular dinner seminars.
Brittany graduated from Binghamton University and received her Master’s degree at Queens College. She taught elementary school for several years before she became a mother. She joined our firm in 2018. She resides on Long Island with her husband and two children.
CLIENT RELATIONS ADVOCATE / SPANISH TRANSLATOR
Upon the opening of our Port Jefferson office, we were lucky to have Alejandra join our team. She is our client relations advocate and our Spanish translator. She works for the Firm on a part time basis and specializes in assisting our non-English speaking clients.
Alejandra was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has lived in the United States for more than 50 years. She holds various advanced college degrees, Long Island University, Empire State College and Stony Brook University. She has facilitated a lifelong dream of becoming a foreign language educator. She was a middle, junior, and high school teacher for 25 years before her retirement.
CLIENT RELATIONS ASSISTANT
Amanda was a welcomed addition to the firm in 2019. She assists Heather and Diane, while finishing up her bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University. She spends a great deal of time communicating with our clients to resolve any outstanding issues or concerns they may have. She also assists with document preparation and court filings, as needed.
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