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Our firm is comprised of a diverse legal team with years of state and federal courtroom experience. Our practice devotes its efforts equally between civil matters and criminal defense. Kaplan & Sconzo, P. A. is recognized nationally for their advocacy on behalf of their clients.

Our clients receive unparalleled legal representation from two former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  We devote enormous attention to each case, and assemble the best team of experts based on the need of the particular client, ensuring all clietns receive the highest level of guidance and counsel.

Stuart N. Kaplan and Joseph G. Sconzo, the managing partners at Kaplan & Sconzo, P. A., are former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and bring the unique perspective of having experience on both sides of the legal process. With access to subject matter experts across the globe, Kaplan & Sconzo can quickly assess a situation and deliver solutions virtually anywhere in the world.

Elizabeth L. Parker, is part of the Kaplan & Sconzo team and serves as Of Counsel. Ms. Parker is a former Chief Assistant State Attorney at the Palm Beach County State Attorneys’ Office and handles complex State and Federal criminal matters.

Mr. Kaplan serves as CNN’s legal analyst for noteworthy legal cases in the news as well as matters of National Security. He has frequently appeared as a guest commentator on legal issues on several other network and cable news programs.

In recent years Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Sconzo have been recognized and engaged as National Security and Counter Terrorism experts which resulted in the formation of Kaplan & Sconzo Global Risk Management Group an entity specializing in risk & threat assessment worldwide.

In the past 5 years Kaplan & Sconzo, P. A. has been recognized as the leading law firm in the representation of individuals who have been victimized by police brutalitiy and the violation of civil rights. The firm is regularly retained by other law firms to assist them on Federal and State matters involving police brutalitiy and civil rights violations. (To the Point: State of law enforcement and community relations)

With a combined 40 years of investigative experience and over 50 years of courtroom participation and legal experience, we are able to provide comprehensive legal solutions to our clients in matters related to Federal and State criminal defense and complex civil litigation.


Oct. 16, 2017 Oct. 12, 2017

No charges will be filed in deadly deputy-involved shooting

Attorney Stuart Kaplan says he just received a letter from the state attorney's office to palm beach county sheriff Rick Bradshaw stating they will not pursue charges against deputy Justin Rigney for shooting and killing Ricky Whidden last year. the letter is dated september13. I was never optimistic for-- that the outcome was going to be that the state attorney was going to file charges against Justin Rigney. I never hoped or thought that would happen.

Parents plan to file suit against The King's Academy Preschool after alleged 'force-feeding'

"We thought they were going to do the right thing. It's King's Academy, it's what they stand for, their Christian faith," said Jamie Cleary, the mother of the child involved.

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