rwgLee A. Kaplan
Lee A. KaplanAssociateLos Angeles







Lee A. Kaplan is an associate in Richards, Watson & Gershon's Public Law Department. He advises municipalities and public agencies on a variety of issues, with a focus on land use and environmental law. He was a summer associate at RWG in 2015.

Mr. Kaplan received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law in 2016. During law school, he served as a student writing advisor, and was a comments editor for the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. He also worked with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles as part of UCLA's Community Economic Development Clinic, and interned with Public Counsel's Community Development Project. He received a law student fellowship from Equal Justice America in 2014, and served on the executive board of UCLA's Jewish Law Students Association.

Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the 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 (November 2016)

B.A., New York University, 2011
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2016

Practice Areas
Public Agency and Municipal Law
Land Use Law
Environmental Law
Coastal Law
Constitutional Law