1. Research the lawyer’s credentials. Does the lawyer have a good reputation in the Korean community? Has the lawyer spent decades representing Korean Americans for car accident and injury cases before many other “Korean Accident Lawyers,” were in the market?
2. Does the lawyer have a support staff who understands the needs of the Korean Community?
3. Where was the lawyer educated and what kind of experience does he have?
4. Does the lawyer provide top service to his clients?
5. Has the lawyer been recognized by word of mouth, friends, family and the like? Or are they merely heavy into advertising. Many lawyers spend more money and time marketing then they due providing quality service to their clients, and as a result the client’s case might suffer from lack of reasonable attention.
6. In addition to providing good service, does the lawyer get good results and publish those results?
7. Is the lawyer willing to take cases to trial and fight for reasonable and fair compensation for clients.
8. Check online to see what others have said about the lawyer? Do the online research. Has the lawyer ever been reprimanded for failure to act ethically or honorably?
9. Do the testimonials of the lawyer’s clients online speak highly of the lawyer’s abilities, responsiveness, aggressiveness and overall service level?
10. Does the lawyer give back to the Korean Community?
11. Look at the Korean Personal Injury Law Firm’s website? Has it been translated into Korean? Are testimonials from actual Korean speaking clients? Is the lawyer well known in the Korean community?
Why Bob Katz is a great choice as a personal injury or car accident attorney for someone in the Korean community.1. Bob’s Korean clients speak very highly of him. You can read some of our Korean client testimonials on our Korean Personal Injury Site koreanaccidentattorneys.com
2. Bob Katz has learned over time that Koreans in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC area are a tightly knit community that value professionals that give back to the community. Bob Katz believes that giving back to the Korean community has contributed to his success over time. From the Miss Korea Beauty Pageant to golf tournaments, to auto-body shops, Bob Katz stays involved locally and has sponsored and contributed to events in the local Korean community for more than a decade.
3. Bob Katz employs a number of Korean speaking staff in his day to day practice, which help give him insight into the needs of the Korean people. While Bob Katz is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race or any other factor, he does frequently have a need to hire Korean speaking attorneys and interpreters. For example, one of his top personal injury attorneys, Christine Lee, is a Korean-speaking attorney and alongside Bob Katz, she fights to help her clients get fair compensation every day. She has been with Bob Katz for more than 20 years. Additionally, several of Bob’s Korean interpreters have been with him for more than a decade. His interpreter, Yun Cha Yun, has been with him more than 15 years.
4. Mr. Katz is Chairman of the Personal Injury Group. Since joining Gordon, Feinblatt in 1982, Mr. Katz has concentrated 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.
5. He 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. 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.
6. Bob Katz prides himself on the great five star reviews and client testimonials his clients leave him online. He loves to provide great service to his clients and strives to make each one happy. He is willing to travel to meet his clients in their time of need and will go them if they cannot make it to a meeting with him. Bob understands that many Koreans are not adequately educated on the American legal system and want an attorney who can represent their needs. This is why Bob brings to bear his many years of strength and success in every case he handles. He has five litigators that can go to court and fight for his client’s rights, when the insurance companies treat them unfairly. Additionally, he employes many support staff to make sure his client’s matters are well cared for. Many of the claims paralegals and attorneys who eventually decide to work in the Korean Personal Injury field outside of Bob Katz’s personal injury practice in Maryland and Virginia were actually trained at Gordon Feinblatt under the tutelage and mentorship of Bob Katz, himself. There are several such lawyers out there who now compete with Bob Katz, who were at one time trained and supervised by him.