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Lee Kaplan

Associate | Los Angeles


Lee Kaplan advises municipalities and public agencies on a variety of issues with a focus on land use and environmental law.

Professional Experience

Lee joined Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2015 as a Summer Associate.  During law school he interned with Public Counsel’s Community Development Project, and worked with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles through UCLA’s Community Economic Development Clinic.  He was also a student writing advisor at UCLA, and a Comments Editor for the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.  Prior to his career in law, Lee served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at the New York City Housing Authority.

Honors & Awards

Equal Justice America Fellowship, 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Whose Coast is it Anyway? Climate Change, Shoreline Armoring, and the Public’s Right to Access the California Coast
    Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis, Vol. 46


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

B.A., New York University

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