Pamela R. Kaplan


Ms. Kaplan is an associate with Tanenbaum Keale LLP, where she focuses her practice on the areas of asbestos and environmental and toxic tort litigation. In handling these cases, Ms. Kaplan thinks critically and creatively to develop effective defense strategies.

She is a current member of the DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee and serves as co-editor of its online publication, The Whisper. She also served as the Morris County co-coordinator for the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition from 2014 - 2017. In addition, Ms. Kaplan served as the articles editor for the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender.

Ms. Kaplan is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Ms. Kaplan is experienced in defending asbestos personal injury claims brought against manufacturers and distributors of products and equipment.

Before joining Tanenbaum Keale LLP, Ms. Kaplan obtained significant experience as a litigator in the areas of asbestos and toxic tort litigation, product liability defense, and insurance defense.  She has also litigated motor vehicle and slip and fall cases, as well as class action matters.  Ms. Kaplan managed a diverse caseload, handling matters from their inception, including depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and settlements.  In addition, she has played important roles in developing defense strategy and drafting successful dispositive motions.

  • “Do’s, Don’ts, and Deps: Tips and Tools for Prepping Your Witness for Deposition,” The Whisper DRI Young Lawyers Committee Newsletter, (January 2017)
  • “Tort Law: Back to Basics,” New Jersey Law Journal, (September 2016)
  • Tooey’s Trail of Trepidation: The Impact of the Tooey Decision of Asbestos-Related Claims against Employers,” IADC Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee Newsletter, (March 2016)
  • “Personal Injury Defendants Find a Friendly Court,” New Jersey Law Journal, (September 2015)
  • “Rise or Demise of Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Claims? California Supreme Court Set to Weigh In on Debate,” LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, (May 2015)
  • “Location, Location, Location: Drafting Enforceable Forum-Selection Clauses under Atlantic Marine,” IADC Business Litigation Committee Newsletter, (February 2015)
  • “Court Returns to Time-Honored Topic of Proximate Cause in Med-Mal,” New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 217, No. 9, (September 2014)
  • “Medical Monitoring – A Recent Ruling in New York,” LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy Newsletter, Vol. 32, No. 12, (June 2014)
  • “Sampling, Extrapolation, and Experts: What’s Left?,” The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (March 2014)
  • J.D. (2013) Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A. (2010) University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude