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Jared M. Katz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Santa Barbara, CA

Mullen & Henzell LLP
112 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-966-1501
Fax: 805-966-9204
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2007
Licensed in California Since: 1994
Practice Areas: General Litigation (20%), Business Litigation (20%), Civil Litigation: Defense (20%), Insurance Coverage (20%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Based in Santa Barbara, California and representing clients throughout the state, Jared M. Katz is an attorney with Mullen & Henzell L.L.P.  He handles complex litigation, real estate litigation, business litigation, insurance coverage, and alternative dispute resolution. His broad experience extends to matters of fraud, tort, contract, commercial and residential real estate matters, financial disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, bailment and transportation claims, and trust disputes, among other areas.

Mr. Katz attended Princeton University, where he graduated in 1989 with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then moved on to Loyola Law School, where he graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor, and was an Editor of the International & Comparative Law Journal. Volunteering as a Panel Mediator by the Central District of California and as a Settlement Master for the Santa Barbara Superior Court, he understands the value of negotiation as well as litigation.

Admitted to practice in the state of California, Mr. Katz is also admitted to practice before all California federal courts.An active part of the legal community, Mr. Katz is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, the William Gordon American Inns of Court, and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. Within his community, he volunteers with the UCLA Parents’ Council and the Dos Pueblos High School Foundation and has coached youth sports.  He serves as the Chair of the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee for the Santa Barbara Region encompassing the Central Coast of California.

Practice Areas
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Litigation, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense


2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2007

About Jared M. Katz

First Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ABA Practice Points June 29, 2020 – Four Tips for Navigating a Discovery Dispute: Focus on the fundamentals to maximize your chances for success
  • ABA Practice Points May 07, 2019 – The ABC’s of Legal Writing for Litigators of All Experience Levels
  • ABA Practice Points July 29, 2019 – Tips for Advising a Commercial Landlord: Is it Worthwhile to Pursue a Defaulting Tenant for Unpaid Rent?

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Dos Pueblos High School (DPHS) Foundation
  • Page Youth Center, Board of Directors (Former)
  • UCLA Parents’ Council

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • ABA Litigation Section, Commercial and Business Litigation Subcommittee, Practice Points Editor
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, Panel Mediator
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, California (Admitted to Practice in Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts)
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyer USDC, CD Cal, Panel Mediator Co-Chair, Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee - Santa Barbara Area


  • California Super Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Princeton University, A.B., Sigma Xi Honors, Varsity Basketball, Student Chair of the Class of 1949’s 40th Reunion, 1989
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Office Location for Jared M. Katz

112 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 805-966-1501

Fax: 805-966-9204

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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