Sara Kaplan has extensive experience in the fields of Long Term Disability, ERISA, and litigation. Her ERISA experience began as a law student where she successfully defeated a life insurer’s attempt to dismiss a case, resulting in a settlement for the client. After a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Peter A. Buchsbaum, J.S.C., she worked for a disability firm where she assisted LTD and private insurance clients at all stages of the claim process, from pre-filing to litigation and favorable outcomes on appeal and in litigation. She also co-authored a paper presented at a national disability law conference on the use and misuse of Independent Medical Examinations by insurance companies, which analyzed the multiple legal problems these exams can present for both insurers and insureds. She joined the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford in March 2015 after working for another AV-rated litigation firm, where she worked on complex matters including shareholder disputes, business litigation, and nursing home negligence suits where she fought for the elderly and the infirm. She is now thrilled to return to disability law, where she will meld her knowledge of disability law with her litigation experience.
Prior to practice, Sara attended the Rutgers University School of Law-Newark where she was selected as a member of the Moot Court Board based on her performance in a legal and written advocacy competition, and was submissions editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She is also a Court-approved mediator, fluent in Hebrew, and reading-writing proficient in Modern Standard Arabic.
- New Jersey 2010
- New York 2011