Daily Business Review Q&A With Distinguished Leaders: Tips, Tricks and Insights

By Catherine WilsonAbbey Kaplan

The Daily Business Review recognizes 17 Distinguished Leaders in the South Florida legal profession as part of the annual Professional Excellence Awards.

The attorneys were asked to respond to a series a questions exploring their personal takes on the profession, past and future.

The honorees will be recognized at a special event planned May 23 at the Rusty Pelican in Miami.

Abbey L. Kaplan

Title: Founding member

Firm: Kluger Kaplan

What is the one word people use to describe you? Honorable.

What is your favorite thing about being in the legal profession? Solving problems.

What could you do without in the legal profession? Lack of civility.

What is your No. 1 survival tip in a work crisis? Don’t sweat the small stuff.

What do you think you are better at than others? Finding common ground.

What advice do you have for aspiring legal professionals? The harder you work, the luckier you will be.

What has been the most significant change in the legal profession in the past 10 years? Electronic discovery.

Knowing what you know now, what would you tell your young self when you were graduating? Be grateful and patient.

What are you most proud of achieving in your career? The respect of my colleagues and the reputation of my law firm.

What’s your idea of an idyllic retirement, and are you going to pursue it? Continued involvement with the legal profession in some fashion and spending quality time with my family and friends. No question that I will pursue it!