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Firm Profile / Sara L. Caplan, ESQ.

Sara Caplan is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney (more than 30 years). For 11 years, she was Of Counsel to Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro; and has been cocounsel with Robert L. Shapiro for more than 20 years. Ms. Caplan is a trial attorney, specializing in criminal defense (state and federal; adult and juvenile); professional administrative hearings (e.g., medical, dental, nursing, and real estate boards) and Title IX university/college administrative proceedings regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ms. Caplan has been involved in many complex, multi-defendant, and high-profile cases, which have proceeded administratively and in state and federal courts. She has always handled a high volume of cases and has extensive courtroom experience. Many cases have involved very complicated white-collar criminal fraud schemes, scientific evidence such as DNA, ballistics, toxicology, latent prints, forensic computer evidence and toxic environmental waste matters, as well as psychiatric and sociological issues. She maintains excellent relationships with many judges, prosecutors and private attorneys.

Criminal Defense Attorney Sara Caplan Biography

Sara Caplan is a passionate and experienced criminal defense attorney. She was Of Counsel to Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro from 1995 to 2006, and before that had her own office and worked with Robert Shapiro, including representation of OJ Simpson, Phil Spector and other well-known celebrities, athletes and musicians. She is a litigation attorney specializing in criminal defense (state and federal), professional administrative hearings (such as medical, dental, nursing, and real estate boards) and Title IX matters.

Ms. Caplan attended law school and obtained her J.D. in 1983 at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained a Master of Social Work degree (M.S.W.) in 1978, with a major in Social Welfare Administration, from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan from which she graduated in 1977, with a B.A. degree, majoring in psychology, and with High Distinction. She was also awarded a Psychology Department Citation for Excellent Accomplishment in Psychology; awarded Psi Chi membership (National Honor Society in Psychology) and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa for academic excellence and accomplishment.

Ms. Caplan is a member of the State Bars of both Michigan and California. She is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts Bar Association, California Public Defenders Association.