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.
Melissa joined the Kaplan Law Firm in 2018. Melissa has over eight years of experience representing employees in employment litigation in state and federal court. She has represented individuals in a wide range of employment matters, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, overtime and minimum wage violations, breach of employment contracts, whistleblower retaliation, and FMLA violations. Melissa speaks Spanish.
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.
Jillian joined the Kaplan Law Firm in 2018. Jillian graduated from The University of Texas with a Sports Journalism degree and a minor in African American Studies. She then completed her paralegal certificate through UT. Jillian is very interested in civil rights and fighting for individual’s rights. She is passionate about the law and advocating for people. She is excited to work with clients and assist in getting them the justice they deserve.