Sara Caplan is a criminal defense attorney, and she also handles immigration matters. She was Of Counsel to Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro from 1995 to 2006, and before that had her own office and worked with Robert Shapiro, including representation of OJ Simpson and other well known celebrities athletes and musicians. She is a litigation attorney specializing in criminal defense (state and federal), professional administrative hearings (such as medical, dental, nursing, and real estate boards) and immigration matters.
Ms. Caplan attended law school and obtained her J.D. in 1983 at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained a Master of Social Work degree (M.S.W.) in 1978, with a major in Social Welfare Administration, from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan from which she graduated in 1977, with a B.A. degree, majoring in psychology, and with High Distinction. She was also awarded a Psychology Department Citation for Excellent Accomplishment in Psychology; awarded Psi Chi membership (National Honor Society in Psychology) and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa for academic excellence and accomplishment.
Ms. Caplan is a member of the State Bars of both Michigan and California. She is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Criminal Courts Bar Association, California Public DefendersAssociation.