Jason T. Katz, Esq.
With over twenty years of legal experience, Jason T. Katz focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Jason defends a multitude of clients in state and federal courts. Although he handles all aspects of civil defense, Jason specializes in complex and high exposure litigation, including construction site, dram shop, products, vehicular, transportation and freight shipping, premises, commercial and adult home liability, and claims of subrogation and insurance fraud. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from the pre-suit phase to trial, in all of the Courts in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland. He has also drafted and orally argued appeals in the New York State Appellate Courts. In addition to the daily representation of his clients, Jason serves as a member of the firm’s Appellate and Catastrophic Loss Response Teams.
Jason has also been actively involved in defending clients in high profile actions involving numerous defendants, including actions stemming out of the World Trade Center attack and the 2008 New York City crane collapses. He serves as preferred counsel to a local utility subcontractor and a large industrial vehicle service.
Jason has lectured to many clients and insurance carriers on a variety of topics, including automobile, contractual and construction liability. He serves on a number of the firm’s legal committees, and serves as both a team leader and mentor to young attorneys.
Jason was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1992, the State of New Jersey in 1991, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University in 1991, and was a recipient of the Order of Barristers Award. He graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1988.
Jason actively raises funds for various Long Island based charitable organizations, and is a member of a number of community and legal organizations. He is the recipient of the 2005 Leadership Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Jason is also a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute.
An avid runner and golfer, Jason lives in Plainview, New York with his wife and sons.