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Mr. Caplan is a practicing litigator since 1982 trying a wide variety of cases including disputes involving contracts, real estate, trade secret, business/shareholder issues, insurance, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, construction, employment, business torts, banking, premises liability and securities. He has also handled and tries tort disputes. Mr. Caplan practices before all Texas state and federal courts and has also argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. While Mr. Caplan has focused his practice primarily in Texas, he has tried jury and non-jury cases in many other jurisdictions for his representative clients.
Mr. Caplan has successfully tried a great number of cases to verdict, both jury and non-jury, from both the plaintiff as well as the defense side of the table. He has also represented clients in arbitrations to successful verdict as well. He has continuously practiced as a trial lawyer since he was licensed.
Mr. Caplan is also a licensed mediator. His many years of varied litigation experience have assisted him in finding creative solutions to cases that "extend the envelope" and he has been praised by his peers for his tenacity in finding solutions to difficult disputes of all types.
Admitted to U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses as well as individual business people and entrepreneurs
Obtained a jury verdict of 17.5 million dollars in a trade secret/breach of secrecy agreement case
Obtained a 1.5 million dollar verdict in favor of firm’s client in a shareholder oppression suit
Obtained several successful federal court verdicts in litigation under the Federal Communications Commission for national client
Successfully defended real estate owner against tenant in jury trial for breach of construction contract and fraud allegations. Take nothing judgment awarded by jury
Obtained a successful defense verdict for a publicly traded company in a breach of contract action. Received a take nothing jury verdict
Obtained a successful defense arbitration award regarding a breach of contract dispute between commercial real estate developers involving popular Houston dining establishment. Take nothing award by arbitrator
Successfully defended challenge to inventorship of U.S. Patents, argued and affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Organized and presented Premises Liability – Threat to Property Owners Seminar for The Houston Real Estate Forum , May 1993
Conducted seminar on The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Controlling Costs by Understanding the Nature of the Beast for general business community, September 1993
Presented seminar on Americans with Disabilities Act to Memorial Hospital System
Author: Federal Rule 9h and Jury Designation, South Texas Law Journal 1982
Author, “Non-Competition Agreements: Enforceable or Uneforceable?”, Houston’s DBA Magazine
Author and speaker for Lorman Education Services seminar entitled “Judgment Garnishment, Post Judgment Discovery and Enforcement” presented July 15, 2008
Author and speaker ”State Court Sequestration, Receivership Techniques Turnover Orders” presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel March 12, 2009