Ian E. Kaplan

After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2017, Ian joined Berger Kahn’s Irvine office as an associate. His ability to transition smoothly between litigated and non-litigated matters has made him a strong addition to the team. His practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage, including commercial and personal lines, and employment law matters, such as wage and hour, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Ian has handled numerous cases and prepared legal opinions on a range of matters, including general liability, construction defect, uninsured/underinsured motorists, commercial leases, and commercial transactions.

Before joining Berger Kahn, Ian participated in the Business Law Clinic at University of Oregon School of Law, in which he gained practical experience with legal issues concerning contracts, leases, entity formation, and other business matters for general contractors and LLCs under the mentorship of practicing attorneys while providing free legal services to Oregon business owners. As a result of his dedication to public service, Ian received the Pro Bono Award for providing pro bono legal services to underserved populations of the Oregon community.

An Orange County native, Ian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine in 2014.

As the former Legal Basketball Association Commissioner at University of Oregon, Ian continues to spend his free time playing basketball and tennis and watching college and professional sports.


University of Oregon School of Law (JD, 2017)
•Oregon Law Merit Scholarship
•University of Oregon Business Law Clinic
•Pro Bono Award
•Legal Basketball Association Commissioner

University of California, Irvine (BA Political Science, 2014)
•Dean’s List
•Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity

Past Experience

Judicial Extern for the Honorable Elizabeth G. Macias, Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, California
Litigation Intern for Consumers Law Group, Newport Beach, California

Admitted to Practice



State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Recent Media Coverage

Berger Kahn Attends OCBA’s ADR Section July Meeting Featuring Retired Shareholder Lance LaBelle
Orange County Bar Association – August 6, 2018

Community Involvement

Berger Kahn Joins the 2018 PurpleStride OC 5K to End Pancreatic Cancer
On November 17, David Ezra, Erin Ezra, Kathleen Danna, Ian Kaplan, Patricia Contreras, Hannah Hong, and Alyssa Telles participated in the PurpleStride 5K, organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This year PurpleStride O.C. celebrates its 10th anniversary and Berger Kahn was eager to support this great cause and help fundraise for patients and families impacted by pancreatic cancer.

Berger Kahn Presents at UCI Pre-Law Fraternity
On April 25, 2018, paralegal Margaret Lee, J.D., and Associate Attorney Ian Kaplan spoke to members of the Pre-Law Fraternity (Phi Alpha Delta) at the University of California, Irvine. Margaret and Ian described their academic years, law school experience, and professional careers. Berger Kahn is committed to sharing experiences with and assisting local university students as they consider careers in the legal field.

Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation Rooftop Event Attended and Supported by Berger Kahn Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin (Mindoro) Ezra
In support of the programs and initiatives of the Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation, OCBF Associate Board member and Berger Kahn Partner Erin Ezra, Shareholder Dave Ezra, along with Associate Ian Kaplan, Alyssa Telles, Hannah Hong, and Rebecca Malkin joined the Bar Foundation for their 6th Annual Rooftop Brewfest Fundraiser. Project Youth keeps at-risk youth in school, healthy, and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening by addressing youth risk factors at an early age and by building the capacity of local service systems that promote positive results, often giving youth a second chance.