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Legal Counsel

With nearly four decades of knowledge and experience fighting for my clients, you can feel confident knowing your case is in my hands.


As an excellent trial attorney, I'll do everything I can to ensure you're prepared for any challenges presented in court.

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No two legal cases are the same. That's why I'm committed to providing legal counsel that is uniquely tailored to your needs.

Family Law & Criminal Defense
Attorney Serving Dayton, Ohio

Richard L. Kaplan

Attorney at Law

As a proud native of Dayton, Ohio, I'm honored to have the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience to serve my community. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, I decided to remain at the university to pursue my law degree. In addition to earning my law degree, I've also served as a police officer for 5 years, providing me with invaluable firsthand knowledge of the criminal justice system. Now, as a solo practitioner, my goal is to use the insight I've gained from my experiences as a law enforcement officer and an attorney to help my clients seek the justice they deserve.


The legal system can be a scary and overwhelming place. I'm confident that with my skills and experience working for you, you will have every chance at getting the justice you deserve.

Richard L. Kaplan

You Deserve a Strong
Advocate on Your Side

Everyone knows that a criminal conviction can have significant consequences. Whether you're facing a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony, it will be crucial that you have experienced legal counsel fighting to protect your rights so that you can seek justice — inside and outside of the courtroom.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney who has also worked as a law enforcement officer, I have a unique and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. Don't risk your future with just any attorney. Reach out to my office today to get an attorney who won't back down when fighting for your needs.

Don't Let One Mistake Define Your Future

At the end of the day, we all want to have a fair opportunity to have our case heard and our legal concerns addressed. That's why I've spent nearly 40 years serving clients across the Dayton area on a variety of different criminal and family law issues. My goal is to help anyone, regardless of social status or circumstance, receive adequate legal counsel so they can be treated fairly and without prejudice while navigating the justice system.

Whether that means protecting your rights during a criminal investigation, guiding you through complex divorce proceedings, or helping you fight for custody rights for your children, I'm committed to doing all that I can to meet your legal needs. With extensive courtroom experience and a tireless work ethic, I'll fight hard for your best interests and ensure that you're prepared for any legal challenges that lie ahead.