Bob Katz concentrates his practice in the handling of personal injury claims, primarily plaintiff. His areas of practice include all areas of tort claims and litigation, including auto accidents, premises liability, products liability, toxic torts, air crash accidents, injury claims arising under maritime and admiralty jurisdiction, and worker's compensation.
Mr. Katz has 45+ years of legal experience; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and became a member of the Outstanding Lawyers of America in 2003. His practice has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients over the last three decades.
Mr. Katz has served as a member of the Maryland State Bar Association Committees on Medical-Legal Issues and Worker’s Compensation; the Products Liability Subcommittee of the Baltimore City Bar Association; Membership Committee and in 2003, he became a member of the Eagles Club at the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), formerly known as the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. He also has co-authored a chapter entitled "How to Handle an Indoor Air Pollution Case" published in A Guide to Toxic Torts, by Matthew Bender & Co.
Over the years, Bob has been asked to lecture at various seminars in his area of expertise. He became a Founder of the Maryland Association for Justice many years ago and he is a Sustaining Member of the American Association for Justice. He has presented numerous programs for the National Business Institute on Evidence in Trial Practice.
Bob received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1973. He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1973, the Maryland Bar in 1977 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland. Prior to representing Plaintiff's in personal injury matters, he was a trial attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Chief Counsel from 1973 to 1974 where he handled air safety matters, and was with the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Section as a trial attorney from 1974 to 1976. At the Justice Department, he received merit awards each year for his success as a trial attorney defending the United States in complex, wrongful death cases involving up to 125 fatalities from a single accident. Thereafter, Mr. Katz was Counsel to The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland where he handled personal injury defense litigation.