Matthew A. Caplan is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office, where he focuses his practice on employment litigation, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). His experience also includes aiding internal investigations and assisting clients with drafting policies to avoid the prospect of litigation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Caplan gained valuable experience as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Caplan worked as a litigation associate with another international law firm.

While in law school, Mr. Caplan was a member of the Georgetown Law Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he helped draft and file petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as briefs to federal appellate courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Before law school, Mr. Caplan worked as a federal government consultant with a global consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he advised various clients, including the Military Health System within the U.S. Department of Defense. He also served on an official delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, to advocate for Middle East policy strategies before heads of state, ambassadors and diplomats of more than 20 countries.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania