Washingtonian Magazine has named Passman & Kaplan founding principal, Joseph V. Kaplan, one of Washington DC's "Best Lawyers" for 2013. The magazine's December 2013 edition identifies top lawyers by areas of practice. Joe Kaplan is listed in the "Employment Plaintiffs" category. Washingtonian describes this category this way: "Dealing with a hostile workplace? Harassed by your boss? Here are the names you need." This is not the first time that Washingtonian has recognized Mr. Kaplan as one of Washington DC's Best Lawyers. Mr. Kaplan was named as a top DC lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011, the last time that Washingtonian ran its biennial "top lawyer" edition."