Shana De Caro is the Chairwoman of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. She is the past chair of the Traumatic Brain Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Shana is Vice President of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys and served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Shana serves as a member of the Advisory Board, Acquired Brain Injury Program, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and served on the Board of Advisors of the Interstate Bus Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. She is an elected Fellow of the Melvin Belli Society and has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer.
She is a member of the Judicial Screening Committee and Pattern Jury Instruction Committees of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and serves as Amicus Counsel to the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and Editor of the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, monthly legal update. Shana is amicus counsel to the Brain Injury Association of America and authored the amicus brief on behalf of the association to the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court disputing the settlement reached by the National Football League (NFL) class action concussion litigation arguing that the proposed settlement was not in the best interest of all injured players. Shana has presented at Ground Rounds, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine on issues of medical malpractice.
Shana is a member of the Professional Liability Section of the American Association for Justice and is an active participant in the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Professional Information Exchange Negligence Litigation Group, Stroke Litigation Group, and the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. She is a member of the Railroad Accident Trial Lawyers Association.
Shana is the lead author of Psychiatric Clinics of North America, “Current Issues in Neurolaw” Traumatic Brain Injury: Defining Best Practice, Psychiatric Clinics of North America, December 2010, Vol. 33, No. 4. She is a columnist for the New York Law Journal, “Traumatic Brain Injury: Detecting, Defining, Litigating” Outside Counsel Column, July 28, 2011 p. 4 and is a contributing author to the Huffington Post, “A Mediated Settlement May Not Be in the Best Solution to the NFL Crisis,” July 18, 2013.
She has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in American Law, and named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York and Top 25 Brain Injury Attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and was elected an Elite Lawyer. Shana is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has been selected as one of the Best Law firms by US New and World Report and as Preferred Lawyers by the Brain Injury Association of America.
Shana is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.