Joel L. Katz Has Been Recognized Among the Top in His Industry by the Expert Network©
The Expert Network celebrates its newest member, Attorney Joel L. Katz
Annapolis, MD, May 23, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Joel L. Katz, Attorney at Law, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Katz has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Mr. Katz outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. He earned his Juris Doctor from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1966 where he graduated cum laude and a member of the Heisler Honor Society. He also holds an A.A. from University of Baltimore, which he received in 1963. Mr. Katz is a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.
With 50 years dedicated to law, Mr. Katz brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry, and in particular to his areas of specialization, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents, Criminal Law, among many other areas. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in law, Mr. Katz said:
"I had an uncle who was like a guiding light to me, and he was the one who prompted me to go into law."
As a thought-leader in his industry, Mr. Katz is renowned for having won numerous monumental cases over the course of his career. From achieving multi-million dollar judgments and settlements in personal injury cases, medical malpractice, product liability, to winning acquittals in high-profile criminal defense cases. He has cultivated a widespread reputation as a fierce and effective litigator. Notably, in the case of Bailey v G.D. Searle, he successfully won the only known recovery against a pharmaceutical company for side-effects from a birth control pill. (The case was settled before closing arguments and the settlement was confidential.)
Mr. Katz recounts the stories of several prominent cases in which he was involved.
The State of Maryland vs. Anthony Gray:
"Anthony Gray was convicted and given a life sentence for the rape and murder of a young woman in Southern Maryland. He spent seven and a half years in jail while eight other lawyers before me attempted to free Mr. Gray, but were unsuccessful. Without any DNA, just on the evidence alone, I was able to set aside his conviction. He's now a free man. A little over a year after his release from jail they actually did find the person who did commit the murder was found using DNA evidence."
And the case of Myron Gordon vs. Miami Heart:
"Mr. Gordon went in for thyroid surgery and wound up in a vegetative state. He was seventy-eight years old. Prior to the trial they offered me $100,000 because of his age and his life expectancy. I decided to try the case in Miami and the jurors, after deliberating for three hours, handed down a verdict of over six million dollars."
Mr. Katz’ success has been recognized in the form of numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his career. He has received the prestigious A.V. Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, while he has been named to the American Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers on several occasions, among many other honors.
Mr. Katz is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Bar Association of Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County Bar Association;,Maryland State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (Former Board Member), American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member), Fraternal Order of Police (Annapolis Lodge #1, Legal Advisor and Queen Anne’s County Lodge #108, Legal Advisor, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member), and the National Association of Criminal Trial Defense Lawyers.
For more information, visit Mr. Katz's profile on the Expert Network here: http://expertnetwork.co/members/joel-l-katz/0f71131f1b0dbd9e
The Expert Network has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Joel L. Katz. The Expert Network is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
Source: The Expert Network