ATTORNEYS' BIOS

MANUEL GRAIWER

Partner

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Government Tort Liability
Product Liability
Worker’s Compensation
Serious and Willful Misconduct
Violations of Labor Code 132A
Wrongful Termination
Employment Discrimination
Immigration

Education

University of California at Davis
JD 1969
UCLA Med School Depart of MIcrobiologoy and Immunology
1966-1968
University of California, College of Medicine
1964-1965
UCLA, Los Angeles California
BS, 1964

Background

Manuel Franco Graiwer was born March 20, 1943 in Mexico D.F. Mexico. Franco Graiwer was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court in 1970. Thereafter Mr. Franco Graiwer was admitted to Practice Before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

From 1970 to 1972 Mr. Franco Graiwer was an associate in the Firm of Minsky, Graber and Rudof. In 1972 Mr Franco Graiwer formed The Law Offices of Manuel F Graiwer. In 1980 Mr. Franco Graiwer formed the partnership of Graiwer & Golberg, thereafter in August of 1999 the firm became known as Graiwer & Kaplan.

Mr. Franco Graiwer has Extensive Experience in Cases Dealing with Personal Injury, Government Tort, Product Liability, Worker Compensation, matters including serious and willful misconduct and violations of Labor Code 132A, Wrongful Termination, Employment Discrimination and Immigration Matters.

Mr. Franco Graiwer is fluent in Spanish.

GARY KAPLAN

Partner

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Government Tort Liability
Medical Malparctice
Legal Malpractice
Product Liability
Workers’ Conpensation
Labor Code Section 132(a)
Wrongful Termination
Employment Discrimination

Education

Southwestern University
JD 1983
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
BA, 1980 Political Science

Background

Gary R. Kaplan was born on August 13 1958, in Jersey City, New Jersey. While in law school, Mr. Kaplan was the recipient of Scolastic Achievement Awards in Evidence and Civil Pre-Trial Procedure. Mr.Kaplan was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court in 1983.

From 1983 through October of 1991, Mr. Kaplan was an associate and thereafter became a partner in the law firm of Greenberg, Panish, & Kaplan. In November of 1991, Mr. Kaplan formed the law offices of Gary R. Kaplan where he practiced until February 1, 1994, when he joined the law firm of Prestholt, Petak, Kleeger, Fidone & Villasenor. Mr. Kaplan was an associate of Sylvester & Oppenhiem from 1995 through August of 1999. In August of 1999, Mr. Kaplan became the managing partner of Graiwer & Kaplan, L.L.P.

Mr. Kaplan has extensive personal injury, civil litigation and trial experience involving cases dealing with personal injury, government tort liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, construction, highway design, as well as numerous other types of personal injury matters. Mr. Kaplan has also prepared appellate briefs and has successfully argued before the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of the State of California. Mr. Kaplan also litigates clames involving Workers’ Compensation, Serious and Willful misconduct, Labor Code Section 132(a), wrongful termination and employment discrimination.

Mr. Kaplan has represented numerous clients during various stages of EEOC and FEHA administrative investigations, which have resulted in the resolution of numerous claims prior to the initiation of a legal proceeding.

Mr. Kaplan also has extensive litigation experience in all phases of labor and employment matters, including claims arising under State and Federal Civil Rights statues, wrongful termination, hostile work environment claims, sexual harassment and discrimination whether based on race, religion, age or disability.