keith kaplan

Keith Kaplan

Adjunct Professor


Master of Science in Legal Administration MSLA

Professional Biography

Keith B. Kaplan is the Court Administrator for the Civil, Tax, and Lower Court Appeals Departments for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County.  In this capacity, Mr. Kaplan also administers Election cases for Maricopa County and Water cases for the State of Arizona.  Mr. Kaplan previously served as Assistant Court Administrator at Phoenix Municipal Court and Court Administrator at Fountain Hills Municipal Court.  Prior to this, Mr. Kaplan was managing the statewide court standardization project for the Arizona Supreme Court/Administrative Office of the Courts. He worked in many capacities at the Arizona Supreme Court, including as Business Analyst for the statewide case management system replacement team and as Deputy Court Clerk for the Arizona Supreme Court Clerk’s Office. While at the Arizona Supreme Court, Mr. Kaplan received awards for his service and for his contributions to the statewide case management system replacement team.  Mr. Kaplan is currently a member of the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona, Court Security Standards Committee, and Data Standards Committee at the Arizona Supreme Court.

Mr. Kaplan earned a Master of Science degree in Legal Administration from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where he was awarded the Outstanding MSLA Graduate Award, and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.  Mr. Kaplan is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (ICM) and received his Court Manager and Court Executive Certifications from the National Center for State Court’s Institute Court Management. 

Mr. Kaplan has been published in the American Bar Association Judges’ Journal, the National Association for Court Management’s Court Manager, as well as other legal journals.  His interests include topics of advancing the judiciary while balancing the traditions courts are built upon, and the development and implementation of court technology to improve accessibility, efficiency, and efficacy of the courts. Mr. Kaplan is an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Science in Legal Administration Program.