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Ethan S. Kaplan, Attorney at Law (Of Counsel)

Kansas lawyer you can count on when it matters most

Kansas Lawyer Ethan S. KaplanEthan Kaplan is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up the son of a trial attorney, and was passionate about becoming a lawyer from early childhood. Ethan received his B.F.A. from Iowa State University in 2003. He then attended Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas, where he obtained his juris doctorate and was active in Washburn's Moot Court Program. After law school he moved to Iowa and joined his father's general litigation practice handling all types of legal matters. Ethan moved back to Kansas with his family in 2009.

In 2010, Mr. Kaplan joined Bretz & Young as "Of Counsel" expanding the firm's personal injury litigation practice to include the handling of Social Security Disability (SSD) claims. Ethan has handled numerous social security disability claims at all stages of the disability process. He represents claimants throughout the country and has participated in hearings throughout the Midwest. In addition to his social security disability work, he also handles other general legal matters. He has also been a part-time instructor teaching law classes at Hutchinson Community College.

Ethan is licensed in Kansas and Iowa. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Reno County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), and the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR).

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law Contracts
  • Property Damage
  • Criminal Defense
  • Wills and Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • US District Court of Kansas
  • US District Court of Northern Iowa
  • US District Court of Southern Iowa


  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Disability Representatives
  • National Association of Disability Representatives
3 Compound Dr, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
Hutchinson (620) 662-3435
225 N Market St, Ste 345, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Wichita (316) 266-4111
100 N 7th St., Ste 207, Salina, Kansas 67401
Salina (785) 268-4968
Toll Free (866) 881-0103
Kansas City (913) 251-9303