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Jordan Kaplan joined Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C. straight out of law school in 2008. His practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in the areas of workers’ compensation defense, personal injury defense, business and corporate law, estate planning, probate, and real estate.

Jordan is originally from Deerfield, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a focus on English and Business. After working in business a few years, Jordan attended Drake University Law School where he was selected as a First-Year Oral Argument Finalist, was a member of the Environmental Moot Court team, received top A grades in Advanced Torts and Federal Income Tax, and graduated with honors. Since working at Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C., Jordan has successfully represented clients in trials ranging from motor vehicle accidents to consumer fraud to workers’ compensation claims in Iowa and Illinois. Additionally, Jordan has successfully briefed and argued dispositive motions and appeals to various Iowa District Courts and the Iowa Court of Appeals.

In 2015, Jordan was elected by his peers as President of the Scott County Bar Association and served in that role until his term ended in 2017. Jordan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Health Care, Inc. and is Chair of its Audit and Bylaws Committees and is a member of its Finance Committee. In addition to his community involvement, Jordan has been active with speaking engagements as a presenter at various continuing legal education events.

Jordan lives in Davenport, Iowa with his wife, two children and dog.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Appeals
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Honors
  • University of Iowa, Iowa
    • B.A. - 2003

Published Works

  • Author, Successive Disabilities - The End of Double Recoveries, Defense Update, Vol. XIV, No. 2 (newsletter of The Iowa Defense Counsel Ass'n), Summer 2011
  • Co-Author, Civil Bad Faith Law in Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claims, 52nd Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium, June 2014
  • Co-Author, Iowa Workers' Compensation Claims Handling Guidelines, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, January 2014, http://wiki.theclm.org/wiki/244


  • Presenter, Agency Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc. 35th Annual Seminar, October 2013
  • Presenter, Claim Investigation, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council, Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, March 2011
  • Presenter, Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 54th Annual Seminar, February 2016
  • Presenter, How to Avoid Tort Liability for a Bad Faith Workers' Compensation Claim, 6th Annual ISIA Conference, September 2014
  • Presenter, Keys to Investigating and Defending a Petition for Commutation, 53rd Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium, June 2015
  • Presenter, What Qualifies as Reasonable and Suitable Work Consistent with Employee’s Disability, 51st Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium, June 2013

Honors And Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards - Advanced Torts (Fall 2007) & Federal Income Tax (Fall 2007)
  • Rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Community Health Care, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Executive Council of Scott County Bar Association, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Executive Council of Scott County Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Member, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc., Member
  • Scott County Bar Association, Member