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Mark D. Katz

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Member since January 1, 2012
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-410-6600
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Mark Katz's 31 years as an attorney have been devoted to demanding justice for clients and the public. As an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County, Missouri, Mark fought for justice for the victims of crime - and for the past 23 years, he has fought for his clients, big and small, individuals and corporations. He has represented cities, counties and other governmental entities; as well as insurance companies and their insureds. He has committed his career to helping his clients achieve the best possible results in trial, arbitration and mediation. Mark's litigation experience has touched many areas of the law, but his recent focus includes product liability, commercial litigation, personal injury and employment litigation.

Mark gives back to the community and his profession through his leadership in a number of organizations. He provides training to other lawyers through the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, where he serves as an officer and chair of the legislative committee. He is active in his synagogue; and along with his wife, Jill, he served as a 2011 co-chair of the annual fundraiser for the AdHoc Group Against Crime, a local organization devoted to helping the victims of crime and being a bridge between the community and law enforcement.

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • General Litigation & Appeals
  • Governmental Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1986
  • Kansas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Editor, In The Public Interest - A Review of Law and Society
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • "The Duty to Warn in Product Liability Cases in Kansas", (Co-Author), State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2nd Edition, 2012
  • "Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in DCI - Part II: The One Action Rule", (Co-Author), Kansas Defense Journal, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Fall, 2009
  • "Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI -Part I", (Co-Author), Kansas Defense Journal, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer, 2009
  • "Trucking Policy Disclaimers and the Policyholder's Obligation to Preserve Coverage in Missouri", (Co-Author with Steven F. Coronado), State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2009
  • "The Duty to Warn in Product Liability Cases in Kansas", (Co-Author with Merry M. "Maggie" Tucker), State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2008
  • "The After-Acquired Evidence Doctrine", (Co-Author), Missouri Bar Journal, vol. 55, no. 2, April, 1999
  • "After-Acquired Evidence - Preparing to Defend with 20/20 Hindsight", For the Defense, vol. 20, no. 2, February, 1998

Representative Clients

  • Endurance Services, Ltd.
  • Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA, Inc.
  • One Beacon Insurance Company
  • Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Academy - Closing Argument, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, 2011
  • Fraudulent Claims-Identification, Investigation and Litigation, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2011
  • Case Assessment & Evaluation, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2011
  • Fundamentals of Litigation Management, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2011
  • ABC's of What's New in Tort Law, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011
  • Is the Foreign Manufacturer All In? Personal Jurisdiction in a Global Economy, Defense Research Institute - Product Liability Seminar, 2010
  • Sex Harassment - Choosing your Cases and Defenses, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2000
  • Civil Jury Trial Demonstration, University of Missouri Kansas City Law School, 2000
  • Five Reasons why Sex Harassment Ain't what it Used to be, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Business Torts Steering Committee, 1993 - Present
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Products Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado, P.C., Shareholder, 1993 - 2011
  • University of Missouri Kansas City Law School, Adjunct Faculty, 2003 - 2006
  • Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 1988 - 1993
  • Buck, Bohm & Stein, P.C., Associate, 1985 - 1988

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Coronado Katz
14 West Third Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 410-6600
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