Austin Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Kaplan Law Firm.
Austin is an employment law and civil rights attorney and litigator serving clients in Austin, Texas and surrounding communities. Austin represents individuals in a wide range of employment and civil rights matters, including claims for breach of employment contract, breach of noncompete agreements, discrimination, overtime violations, wage and hour violations, whistleblower retaliation, FMLA violations, and marriage equality matters. Austin spends most of his days litigating cases for the Firm’s clients in state and federal court.
Austin defends people who are sued for misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of non-competes (non-competition, non-solicitation, or no-hire agreements), and other contract matters by their former employers, or by other entities.
Austin regularly provides advice to employees about their employment rights, what their options are at work, and how to negotiate a fair severance.
Maff joined Kaplan Law Firm in August 2019, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in October 2019. Maff was born in raised in Austin, studied Psychology at Arizona State University, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in May 2019. He focused on public interest work as a law student—from helping immigrant workers recover unpaid wages with the Equal Justice Center, to protecting Barton Springs and its wildlife with Save Our Springs Alliance, to helping refugees apply for green cards and citizenship at Refugee Services of Texas. As a student attorney with UT’s Civil Rights Clinic, Maff partnered with UT’s Immigration Clinic and won a habeas corpus case in federal court for a detained asylum seeker, securing the client’s release after nearly a year in detention. Maff is passionate about using the law to improve his community and empower Central Texas workers to assert their rights and receive their fair compensation.
Christie joined the Kaplan Law Firm in 2017. Christie brings with her over 18 years of experience working as a paralegal and legal assistant, handling matters such as complex litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability. Christie first fell in love with the legal profession while working for the County Attorney’s office.
Christie has experience in all types of law and justice departments, but she has a passion for Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation and fighting for people’s rights. Christie volunteered during two local political campaigns and fought alongside several attorneys to stop the passing of the Tort Reform Act of 2003. Christie served as Vice President of the North Texas Legal Association for two terms and treasurer for one term. During her time as Vice President of the North Texas Legal Association, she helped rebuild the Center for Battered Women and organized the annual teddy bear drive for displaced children.
Christie looks forward to building client relationships and working diligently to get justice for people that have been mistreated.
Bryson joined Kaplan Law Firm in June 2019 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in Economics and Government, a certificate in Business of Healthcare, and a minor in Business Administration. He previously worked under the guidance of a District Judge, for a tech startup, and in governmental relations with university systems. His passion lays in fighting for peoples’ rights. Bryson is excited to support our clients and assist them in securing the justice they deserve.