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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 individuals and businesses in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, business and corporate law, and real estate.

Jordan grew up in Deerfield, Illinois and 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.

Jordan’s practice at Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C., began with litigation where he 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. Since 2017, however, his focus has been on the areas of practice set forth below.

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 also served on the Board of Directors of Community Health Care, Inc. and was Chair of its Audit and Bylaws Committees and was a member of its Finance Committee.

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

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • 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 2022
  • Executive Council of Scott County Bar Association, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Executive Council of Scott County Bar Association, Member, 2013 to 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Scott County Bar Association, Member
  • Quad City Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member