Eric D. Kaplan

Eric D. Kaplan, Partner

Biography: Eric D. Kaplan is a co-founder and Managing Partner in the law firm of Kaplan Papadakis & Gournis, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois.  His litigation practice concentrates in the defense of business professionals including lawyers, officers and directors, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, architects, engineers, designers, builders, insurance brokers, appraisers, debt collectors and auctioneers and several other business professionals.  He also represents employers in employment practices liability cases.  His clients include insurance companies, third party administrators and a variety of business professionals and firms that he has represented in state and federal courts in the Midwest.  He is a frequent speaker and presenter for professional liability insurance issues in the professional liability community.  In November of 2011, he participated in a panel discussion entitled “Navigating the Minefields in Disastrous Professional Liability Claims” at the International Conference of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society in San Diego, California, a portion of which may be found at:

Practice Areas:  Civil litigation, professional liability and insurance defense

Education:  Washington University (J.D., 1992,  Executive Articles Editor, Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law), Knox College (B.A., cum laude, 1988)

State Admissions:  Illinois (1992) and Wisconsin (2009)

Federal Admissions:  U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Professional Affiliations: Member, Professional Liability Underwriters Society; Member, Council on Litigation Management (Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Committee and Co-Chair of the Lawyers Professional Liability Committee)

Publications:  Note, “Attorney Fee Recovery Pursuant to CERCLA 107 (a) (4) (B),” 42 Wash. U.J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 251 (1992)