Justin P. Katz
Justin Katz is a Member in the Personal Injury Practice Group. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Justin has spent his entire career handling a wide array of complex personal injury matters, including motor vehicle collisions and automobile negligence claims, bus and trucking accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, swimming pool and drowning accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, animal attacks and dog bites, workers’ compensation claims and first-and third-party bad faith claims.
In 2011 Justin was named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers and continued to recieve this recognition through 2018. He was also selected to membership in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 organization, as well as the National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40 in 2015 and 2016, and has a Superb 10/10 rating on AVVO.
Justin is admitted to and practices throughout the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland and Virginia, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and the United States District Court for the State of Maryland, the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Virginia (Eastern District).
Prior to joining with his father’s practice, from 2004 until 2011, Justin began his legal career at a pre-eminent and highly respected Plaintiff’s personal injury practice where he recieved extensive first-chair trial experience and tried hundreds of cases to verdict. In 2011, Justin joined the Bob Katz Personal Injury Group to work with his father and is proud to have been able to continue his legal education under the mentorship of his father, a distinguished personal injury attorney in his own right.
Justin received his J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Montgomery County (MD) Bar Association, the Prince George’s County (MD) Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the Fairfax Virginia Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, both Plaintiffs’ advocacy organizations in Maryland and Virginia, respectively. Justin has previously co-chaired the auto-negligence section of the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly known as the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association).
Recent Representative Matters:
- Negotiated an $850,000.00 settlement for a Maryland woman who was injured when an unleashed dog knocked her over causing her to sustain a hip fracture
- Negotiated a $400,000.00 settlement for a woman who was injured when a truck abruptly changed lanes and struck her vehicle causing a severe neck injury resulting in an emergency surgical procedure and a difficult recovery.
- Justin and a Texas Lawyer, Jessie Guerra, recovered $1.25 million in a Virginia swimming pool drowning matter on behalf of a mother and father whose child was lost due to lifeguarding negligence
- Negotiated a $265,000.00 settlement on behalf of a woman who was rear-ended in a car accident resulting in a fractured arm. After surgery she was left with permanency, loss of use of the arm and scarring.