Martin Kaplan, Esq.
Marty is an attorney who has been practicing law in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1998. He exclusively represents injured federal workers nationally. Marty was raised in New York City and earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the City College of New York and an MBA in Management Sciences from Pace University. Prior to pursuing the law, Marty had a 30 year career in information technology starting as a software developer with his last position as Executive Vice President for an information technology consultancy.
After relocating to North Carolina, Marty attended law school at North Carolina Central University and upon graduation opened The Kaplan Law Office. Soon after he was introduced to the Federal Workers’ Compensation area and gradually migrated his practice to exclusively represent injured federal workers nationally. Marty has represented injured federal workers from many government agencies during his career, understands the entire process and has taught the nuances of the practice area.
Erik Blowers, Esq.
Erik was born and raised in the rural part of Upstate NY and worked on a farm during High School. Erik comes from a strong working class family and was the first person in his family to go to college. His mother spent 23 years working for the United States Postal Service. Erik self-funded his education and attended the State University of New York at Brockport where his hard work and dedication led to earning his Bachelor’s degree in only three years. Erik was always one to help his community. In addition to his academics, Erik spent his college years working as an EMT volunteer with a local fire department where he responded to over 500 calls as medic-in-charge.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree, Erik immediately enrolled at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio and graduated at 23 years old with his Juris Doctor degree. While in Columbus he worked for 2 years at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. In 1989, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent. During his tenure in the FBI, Erik worked drugs/organized crimes and was extremely successful. Erik’s attention to detail earned him the supervisory position on the Evidence Response Team for five years that included many major crime scenes including two weeks at the Pentagon immediately following the attacks of 9/11. Based on his work effort and diligence Erik, was promoted to the General Counsel of the Charlotte Division where he handled both civil and criminal matters for over 5 years. He authored twelve (12) separate affidavits in support of electronic interceptions, commonly know as wire taps, one of the most sophisticated investigative techniques law enforcement employs. In 2005, Erik left the FBI and started his own waste management company. With only 200 initial customers he created a multi-million dollar company with 48 employees, 26,000 customers and over 6 million dollars in revenue in less than 9 years. He sold his business in 2014 to a large U.S. National Corporation.
After the sale of the business Erik’s passion to helping others led him back to the practice of law. Erik is a member of the Ohio (inactive) and North Carolina Bar’s. He resides in North Carolina with his wife of 27 years and his children. He is involved in his church and his community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Aiport Chaplaincy and a technology company in Charlotte. He is very proud of all of his children with his oldest son being a solider in the U.S. Army, his daughter is a C.P.A., 2 of his children are currently in college and one remains at home working his way through High School.
Christina Faliero, Esq.
Christina is a newly admitted attorney to the North Carolina Bar. She graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a certificate in High Tech Law and a Pro Bono distinction. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Santa Cruz City Attorney. In her 2L year, she was selected for a public policy research fellowship at The Panetta Institute For Public Policy in Marina, CA. She was also heavily involved in global social justice activities, serving as a Pro Bono Student Volunteer for an immigration law firm, working for Santa Clara Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, writing for the Journal of International Law, and studying International Criminal Law abroad at the University of Oxford. Prior to law school, she spent a summer working on the operations staff with Teach For America after graduating from the Unviersity of Florida with a double-Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Political Science.