Martin H. Katz

Martin KatzPARTNER
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602-241-9221
Fax: 602-285-1486
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Mr. Katz’s practice concentrates in the areas of divorce and family law, estate planning, probate, personal injury and employment law. He also represents clients in obtaining life, health and disability benefits from their insurance company when benefits have been denied. For 30 years he has successfully litigated and resolved hundreds of cases ranging from property division, spousal maintenance and child custody in divorce and paternity cases to personal injury, medical malpractice, employment and bad faith matters.

Mr. Katz has an extensive estate planning and probate practice where he prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney as well as guardianship and conservatorship documents in addition to assisting clients with the administration of the estates of their loved ones. With regard to Mr. Katz’s estate planning and family law practice, he has an established history of   representing the LGBT community in the preparation of estate planning documents and the litigation of  family disputes ranging from child custody/parenting time issues, child support and property disputes upon dissolution of  the partners’ relationship.

YEAR JOINED FIRM

  • 1984

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Divorce and Family law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Michigan, 1980
  • Arizona, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1982

EDUCATION

  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1980
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1977
    • Major: Psychology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Member

PAST EMPLOYMENT

  • Pianin,Graber & Paull, Associate, November 18, 1980 – August 1, 1982
  • Davis and Katz PC, Partner, September 1, 1982 – December 1, 1983

PRO BONO

  • Legal counsel to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Phoenix Body Positive) January 1, 1995 – December 31, 2010
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
    1997 – Present
  • Arizona AIDS Project
    February 1, 1990 – May 1, 1993

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