Mediator's Profile


Steven Kaplan

Business Name: Michelson, Kane, P.C.
Phone: 860 522-1243

Steve Kaplan is an attorney dedicated to Construction & Surety Law. A longtime Arbitrator and Mediator on the Construction and Commercial Panels for the American Arbitration Association and ADR, Inc., he has an in-depth knowledge of construction and contract law that enables him to serve the firm’s clients in multiple capacities.

One of only two Master Mediators on the AAA Construction Mediation Panel for Connecticut, Steve has mediated approximately forty construction and commercial cases as a neutral.   He also has served as an arbitrator in over forty  cases. He is a founding member and past Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Construction Law Section.

From 1987-2002, Steve taught Public Construction Contracts at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Since 2004, he has been an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program for Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University, teaching Construction Law and Construction Financial Management on an annual basis.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, JD, 1982
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, English Literature, 1978
  • Columbia University, BA, English, U.S. History, 1974

Current Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Construction and Commercial  Panels
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Construction Law Section Executive Committee
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Fidelity and Surety Law Committee

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