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Steve Kaplan is an attorney dedicated to Construction & Surety Law. A longtime Arbitrator and Mediator on the Construction and Commercial Panels for the American Arbitration Association and ADR, Inc., he has an in-depth knowledge of construction and contract law that enables him to serve the firm’s clients in multiple capacities.


One of only two Master Mediators on the AAA Construction Mediation Panel for Connecticut, Steve has mediated approximately forty construction cases. He also is a founding member and past Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Construction Law Section.


From 1987-2002, Steve taught Public Construction Contracts at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Since 2004, he has been an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program for Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University, teaching Construction Law and Construction Financial Management on an annual basis.


Steve is also a prolific writer on case law and current legal issues. From 1981 to 1982, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review. From 1995-2010, he co-edited the annual Connecticut Bar Association Construction Case Law Summary and Legislative Review.

Despite a busy courtroom, teaching, and publishing schedule, Steve takes pride in staying in close contact with clients during and even after their cases, tailoring the services he offers to suit their individual needs. This dedication is one of the many reasons why he has been named as one of the Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers® in the area of Construction Litigation for many years running (2007-2021). Steven B. Kaplan was named Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (Hartford) 2020 by Best Lawyers®.



  • Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts – 1974)
  • University of Massachusetts (Master of Arts – 1978)
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (Juris Doctor – 1982)



Contact info:

Tel: 860.522.1243




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Steven B. Kaplan - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Construction Law - Connecticut

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