Michael V. Kaplen is father to Alexander and Dianna. He is a senior partner at the law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, and professorial lecturer in law at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches traumatic brain injury law. He is an advocate for children, particularly children who sustain traumatic brain injuries, often due to their participation in sports. On this episode, Michael helps us better understand these injuries and how we can protect our children from them.
Michael is the chair person of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, which was created to advise and consult with the New York State Department of Health on issues pertaining to traumatic brain injury. He served three terms as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.
He is a frequent lecturer on brain injury. His views and opinions are frequently sought after by major news networks and publications, like the New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS News as well as ESPN.