David S. Katz

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Marlborough, MA

Katz Law Group, P.C.
 | 5 Mount Royal Ave, Suite 380
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-263-0802
Fax: 508-480-8204
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Managing partner and founder of Katz Law Group, P.C., David S. Katz represents clients in Boston, Massachusetts, the metropolitan west area of Massachusetts, eastern Massachusetts and Central Massachusetts. His practice is focused on matters related to contract disputes and business litigation, along with personal injury defense and employment defense.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts, Mr. Katz is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and almost four decades of experience providing hands-on, effective legal representation to his clients.

    Mr. Katz attended Brandeis University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in American studies and a minor in art history. At New England Law | Boston, he then graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1982. While in law school, he was a Book Review Editor for the New England Law Review. Passionate about animal welfare, he is a member of the MetroWest Humane Society and the Baypath Humane Society and provides pro bono work to many animal welfare services in the area.

    The MetroWest Humane Society named Mr. Katz an Outstanding Contributor in 2009 and Novartis’ Preferred Outside Counsel included him in their Best Insurance Directory in 2016. During his career, he gained experience in matters of complex real estate litigation, premises liability defense, employment disputes and all types of business litigation. Meticulous preparation and attentive listening are two of his trademark qualities.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee


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    About David Katz

    Admitted: 1983, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.katzlawgroup.com/david-katz


    • Best Insurance Directory, Preferred Outside Counsel, 2016
    • Major Contributor to Bay Path Animal Society, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
    • A+ Accredited Business Award, Better Business Bureau, 2018
    • Avvo 10.0. Avvo Top Attorney "Client's Choice Award", 2014 - 2020
    • Outstanding Contributor MetroWest Animal Society, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Bar Admissions Massachusetts, 1983 U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1983 U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1983

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Bay Path Animal Society, Member, 2005 – Present
    • MetroWest Animal Society, Member, 2005 – Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Published Works The Continuing Separation of Functions Problem Under Section 554(d) of the Administrative Procedure Act, New England Law Review-Symposium on Administrative Law, Volume 16, No.4, Author, New England Law Review-Symposium
    • The Mass Marketing of the JFK Assassination Brandeis University Press, 1979
    • New England School of Law, Boston, New England Law Review, Book Review Editor, 1980 – 1982


    • Katz Law Group obtained a favorable settlement using JAMS undisputed mediation services in a case involving an accident at a food retailer’s premises. The mediation took two days with all parties present before resolution. In this particular case, there was no issue of liability, but only an issue of damages remaining for the mediator. Notwithstanding, we were able to decrease the original demand in this action based on soft tissue injury alone from $75,000 to $13,000. This firm represented a national clothing retailer on an accident to a minor child wherein the child tripped while running around the client’s retail premises. On behalf of our client, and due to the over negligence on the part of the Plaintiff’s wife in failing to supervise her son, we brought a third party action for her contribution seeking damages. The original settlement demand was $320,000 and the action settled for $8,500 after approval by the Norfolk Superior Court.
    • In September, we were successful in dismissing a lawsuit brought by an injured party against our client a national pet retailer. The suit involved an alleged dog bite to the plaintiff that the plaintiff contended was the responsibility of the retailer. The discovery in the case showed no evidence of any wrongdoing by the client and no evidence that the client knew that the dog had a kind of propensity to bite. After discovery was completed and a motion for summary judgment filed by our national client, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action against the corporation with prejudice.
    • Katz Law Group successfully took an interlocutory appeal from an arbitrator to the Norfolk Superior Court and had the Court reverse the findings of the arbitrator finding that there was not claim to arbitrate three of the petitioner’s four cases. The Court also awarded attorney’s fees to our client as part of this appeal process. In a commercial litigation matter, our office filed a motion for summary judgment for a major national equipment finance company against a debtor who had purchased equipment for Norvergence. After hearing on our motion, the Court allowed our motion for summary judgment and allowed for attorney’s fees.
    • Katz Law Group was successful in defending a national clothing retailer on a slip and fall action at the client’s store in Boston. Where the accident occurred in an area of the store that was questionably under the control of two defendants, we were able, through discovery to have the co-defendant, another major national retailer, contribute to a settlement with the plaintiff. The original demand was $60,000 against both defendants and the case settled for $12,000 with both defendants contributing $6,000 to the settlement. In a premises liability action, this firm defended a national retailer on a slip and fall claim. Prior to bringing a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff reduced its settlement demand from $50,000 to $3,000 and the case was settled in that amount.
    • In August, this firm was successful in a six figure settlement against a major banking institution. The case involved our client, a manufactured home builder against both a contractor and bank. Previously, the bank had issued a joint check by agreement of the parties to the home builder under the builder’s contract with the mortgage company. The builder converted the funds and was able to deposit the check with the banking institution with a forged endorsement on the back of the check. Our client brought suit in Plymouth Superior Court seeking recovery of all amounts due and attorney’s fees against both the builder and the bank for negligence under the Massachusetts Uniform Commercial Code. This firm was successful in defending a national bowling retailer against a plaintiff on a slip and fall action. The case settled after deposition of the plaintiff. The original demand in the action was $35,000 and the matter was later settled for $2,000.
    • Katz Law Group represent the Plaintiff in this case, Data Pioneer, Inc. (“Data Pioneer”). Data Pioneer provides professional consulting services - This case stems from a subcontractor agreement between Boston Technology Corporation (“Boston Technology), the Defendant and Plaintiff in counterclaim, with Data Pioneer to furnish employees to perform various professional services as subcontractors. Data Pioneer filed suit against Boston Technology on or about April 27, 2012 for failure to make payments due to Data Pioneer in the amount of $18,400.00, fees for services provided by Data Pioneer on behalf of Boston Technology. Subsequently, Boston Technology filed and Answer and Counterclaim against Data Pioneer alleging that Data Pioneer breached the subcontractor agreement when an employee resigned from Data Pioneer to work as an employee for Alere in Ramsey, N.J. Alere is a non-party entity and a client of Career Developers also based out of N.J. Career Developers was a client of Boston Technology.

    Educational Background:

    • Brandeis University, A.B., Cum Laude, With Honors in American Studies, Dean's List, 1977-1979, Major: American Studies, Minor: Art History, 1979
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    5 Mount Royal Ave
    Suite 380
    Marlborough, MA 01752

    Phone: 508-263-0802

    Fax: 508-480-8204

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