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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 received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as the articles editor for the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. Ms. Kaplan is a current member of the DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee and serves as co-chair of the Publications Subcommittee. She also serves as vice-chair of the DRI Young Lawyers Product Liability Subcommittee. She was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers since 2020, and has been included on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for her work in mass tort defense since 2021 and for her work in product liability defense since 2022.

Ms. Kaplan is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania 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.

  • “2021 Product Liability Case Law Update” webinar, DRI Product Liability Conference (August 2021)
  • "Aggregating Claimant And Case Data In Mass Torts," Law360 (May 18, 2021)
  • "The Shifting Definition of 'Seller': E-Commerce Product Liability Claims in New Jersey," New Jersey Law Journal (January 2021)
  • “Practice Point Quick Hits #1: Use of Social Media,” DRI Product Liability Conference (February 2020)
  • "Hoverboard, Headlamps, and Home Shopping: The Changing Landscape of Product Liability Claims in an Increasingly Internet-based Consumer Marketplace," DRI For the Defense (September 2019)
  • “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