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Doug, a native of Illinois, has practiced law in Maine since 1983. He received his B.A. from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 1978. Between college and law school, he worked in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III of Illinois. In 1983, Doug graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. He then returned to Maine, and from 1983 to 1985, practiced in Bangor with now Supreme Judicial Court Justice Warren M. Silver. In 1985, he moved to Portland where he was a partner at the law firm of Bornstein and Hovermale.

In 1995, Doug co-founded Kaplan & Grant where he limits his practice to personal injury and workers' compensation law. Since then, he and Ben have helped thousands of Maine's injured and disabled citizens. Doug has lectured at numerous professional seminars. He has served as Counselor to the Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court, and is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maine State Bar Association, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.  He has been named as one of the New England Super Lawyers.   He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is a past President of the Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth. He and his wife, Ann, have two children, Samuel and Lisa. Doug is an avid skier and golfer and regularly bicycles to work on a year-round basis.

Ben, a native of Wisconsin, has practiced law in Maine since 1986. He first came to Maine to attend Bowdoin College, graduating in 1980, magna cum laude, with a degree in biochemistry. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986. While at Northeastern, he chaired the Equal Justice Foundation, an organization dedicated to making the justice system accessible to traditionally under represented segments of society, and co-founded a public interest law fellowship funded by alumni.

His attachment to the state brought him back to Maine following law school. He worked for the Portland law firm of Bornstein & Hovermale for eight years, representing clients in workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security disability cases as well as a significant number of pro bono clients.

In 1995, Ben co-founded Kaplan & Grant, where he specializes in workers' compensation and social security disability cases. He is committed to giving every client the personal attention they deserve. Ben also has a long history of providing legal assistance to low-income clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. He has received the Maine Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Award, given to the attorney who takes the most pro bono cases in a year, for 14 of the past 28 years. Over the years, he has represented over 300 clients in landlord/tenant and unemployment compensation cases.

Ben is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and Maine Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Maine.  Ben and his wife, Caroline Eliot, have two sons, Elias and Caleb, as well as a flock of chickens and several beehives. Ben spends his spare time cutting firewood to heat their home, and woodworking.


Heather was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her BA degree at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1988, and received a certificate in paralegal studies from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, in 1991. Heather moved to Maine in 1991 and has been working as a paralegal in the field of workers' compensation and personal injury since then. She joined Kaplan and Grant in June, 1996 and works with Ben Grant as his paralegal.

Heather was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her BA degree at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1988, and received a certificate in paralegal studies from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, in 1991. Heather moved to Maine in 1991 and has been working as a paralegal in the field of workers' compensation and personal injury since then. She joined Kaplan and Grant in June, 1996 and works with Ben Grant as his paralegal.

Rick was born and raised in NH. He completed the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Studies program at Casco Bay College in 1995, receiving a certificate in paralegal studies. Rick worked as Doug Kaplan’s paralegal in the late 90’s and returned to Kaplan and Grant in 2012. In the interim, Rick worked as a litigation paralegal in the Portland, Maine area.

Rick was born and raised in NH. He completed the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Studies program at Casco Bay College in 1995, receiving a certificate in paralegal studies. Rick worked as Doug Kaplan’s paralegal in the late 90’s and returned to Kaplan and Grant in 2012. In the interim, Rick worked as a litigation paralegal in the Portland, Maine area.

Traci has worked with Doug and Ben since June, 1986. She is the office manager at Kaplan & Grant and also performs paralegal duties for both Doug 's and Ben's clients. She spends her free time playing golf during the summer and cross-country and downhill skiing during the winter.

Traci has worked with Doug and Ben since June, 1986. She is the office manager at Kaplan & Grant and also performs paralegal duties for both Doug 's and Ben's clients. She spends her free time playing golf during the summer and cross-country and downhill skiing during the winter.

Norma was born and raised in Portland, Maine.  She graduated from Kaplan University in 2007 with an associate’s degree in medical assisting. She has recently joined Kaplan and Grant as an Administrative Assistant.  She enjoys spending her free time camping and outdoors with her family.

Norma was born and raised in Portland, Maine.  She graduated from Kaplan University in 2007 with an associate’s degree in medical assisting. She has recently joined Kaplan and Grant as an Administrative Assistant.  She enjoys spending her free time camping and outdoors with her family.