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Joseph V. Kaplan - Silver Spring, MD

8403 Colesville RoadSuite 1000 Silver Spring, MD 20910

Updated: 12/06/2022

Silver Spring U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Lawyer


JOSEPH V. KAPLAN received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received a Master of Laws, LL.M. from the George Washington University National Law Center, specializing in Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Kaplan's first position was with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), where he was involved in labor litigation and negotiations...

About Joseph V. Kaplan

Practice Areas

  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Current Employment Position(s)

  • In Memoriam


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014

Other Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979
    Major: Labor Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1978
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1975
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hexagon
  • Musical Theater Center, 1992 to 2006
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic, 2006 to Present



  • “AV” Rated
  • Washingtonian Magazine – Washington’s Best Lawyers, 2004, 2011, 2013 and 2015

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Office Information


8403 Colesville RoadSuite 1000 Silver Spring, MD 20910


  • 301-608-0881

Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • Bremer v. Evans, 1:03-CV-01338 (JR), 2005, D.D.C.
  • Dong v. Smithsonian Institution, 943 F.Supp 69, 1996, D.D.C.
  • Various AFGE Locals
  • Fraternal Order of Police Government Printing Office
  • National Labor Relations Board Union

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