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Jerome I. Katz

Partner

Jerry Katz, an attorney with GGCRBHS&M since 1972, and a member of the firm since 1980, has committed his career to the representation of injured plaintiffs and their families, litigating many multi-million dollar and high profile cases to verdict or settlement. Although diverse in his knowledge and experience in general tort litigation, Mr. Katz has built his reputable portfolio by focusing his interest in the area of serious motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases. Devoting his attention to these specialty areas necessarily enabled Mr. Katz to become well-versed in the many related issues such as insurance law, vehicle and traffic law, building codes, etc.

He has been listed in “Best Lawyers” in New York. In 2008, in recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Katz, along with nine other partners at GGCRBHS&M, was honored by being named to "Super Lawyers." As a further acknowledgment of his expertise and contributions as a member of the personal injury bar, Mr. Katz was also appointed as a mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

A former school teacher, Mr. Katz is often asked to teach and moderate continuing education courses in personal injury litigation for other members of the legal profession, as well as law school students. Started in 2005, he continues to be a judge in the City Bar’s annual Moot Court competition, to date. He has judged multiple oral arguments of first year NYU law students and has served as a mediator for NYU students.

As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Katz involved himself in several bar associations and committees. He is a past chair of the Tort Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar–a committee which consists of members of the judiciary, mediators, plaintiffs’ and defense counsel. Mr. Katz assisted the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in reviewing the administration of the court system and judges and has served on committees whose agenda included reviewing existing and pending legislation, the Code of Professional Responsibility, attorney ethics, and alternative dispute resolution programs. His current affiliations include being a member of the New York Supreme Court Tort Advisory Committee and the New York City Bar, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, which assists in the evaluation of judges.

During his 42 years of practice at GGCRBHS&M, between his litigation/mediation experience and memberships in bar associations and committees, Mr. Katz has forged meaningful relationships with judges, defense attorneys and insurance representatives, contributing greatly to the promotion of many expeditious and favorable lawsuit resolutions.

Education

J.D., New York Law School, 1971

B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York, 1972
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1973
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association
Member, Committee on Laws and Practices, INCL Section, 1979

American Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Council
Member, Committee on Second Circuit Courts, 1986-1989

The American Association of Justice

New York County Lawyers Association
Member, 1993-1994 and Co-Chair, 1995-1996, Products Liability Committee

The New York City Bar
Member, 2003-2004, (Formerly, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York) Chair of the Committee on Tort Litigation, 2004-2007

Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Member, 2002-2003

Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction
Member, 1979-1982, 1986-1989, 1999-2002

Committee on State Legislation
Member, 1982-1985

Committee on Products Liability
Member, 1990-1992

Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics
Member, 1993-1996

Committee on Professional Responsibility
Member, 1996-1999

Current member, Tort Advisory Committee, Supreme Court, New York County and the Council on Judicial Administration, the New York City Bar
member “2003-2004 ;and 2011-2015

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

The New York City Bar
Member Since: 1976

Council on Judicial Administration
member 2007-1012

State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction
Current member

PUBLICATIONS/LECTURES

CLE Program, City of New York, April 2006 , Moderator, Trials of Tort Cases, "Views from the Bench," Bar Association of the City of New York

"Practical Lessons Law School Never Taught You," The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1996-1997

CASES OF NOTE

$6,100,000 for a woman who sustained severe head injuries as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle backing up in Manhattan.

$3,975,000 settlement on behalf of a construction worker injured pursuant to the New York State Labor Law when he fell off of a slippery dump truck ladder and was impaled on vertical rebar left uncapped at a construction site

$3,810,000 for a woman who sustained head injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Brooklyn.

$3,800,000 for a woman severely injured when ice fell off a mid-town hotel and struck her.

$3,500,000 for the death of an elderly man struck by a motor vehicle in mid-town Manhattan.

$1,500,000 for a woman who sustained severe foot injuries while operating her motor vehicle which was struck by another vehicle in Queens.

$1,500,000 for a passenger in a vehicle accident in Staten Island.

$1,350,000 for the death of a woman struck by a bus near South Street Seaport in Manhattan.

$1,350,000 for a man who sustained cervical fractures when a car in which he was sitting was struck by a truck in Manhattan.

$1,250,000 for the death of a man struck by a New York City Sanitation truck on Staten Island.

$1,250,000 for injuries to a pedestrian crossing the street in the Bronx.

$1,000,000 for a woman involved in an accident with a bus in New Jersey.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

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