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Obtaining the best possible results on hundreds of legal malpractice and commercial litigation matters.

Successful Legal Malpractice Cases

Effective Legal Representation for Plaintiffs & Defendants

The Katz Law Firm has represented lawyers, judges, boutique and large law firms, corporations, athletes and individuals, successfully obtaining the best possible results for hundreds of professional liability cases in two decades of practice. Their work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants has given The Katz Law Firm a strategic advantage over other law firms and has allowed them to achieve remarkable success obtaining favorable outcomes for their clients.

Significant Legal Wins

  • Defended a nationally prominent doctor sued for wrongful death following a hair transplant procedure. Plaintiff submitted a $23 million economic loss report. However, Mr. Katz resolved the matter within the doctor’s $1 million insurance policy before his deposition was taken.
  • Settled at mediation claims involving failed patent prosecutions on behalf of a Wisconsin company in excess of $10,000,000.
  • Obtained reversal on appeal of a TRO and injunction involving the disputed purchase of a condominium in Chicago for a prominent Chicago lawyer and against a Mexican billionaire in excess of $8,600,000.
  • Obtained defense verdict for uninsured lawyer following jury trial on legal malpractice claims involving alleged negligent pension advice. When the case was first filed in 2011, the Plaintiff demanded $5,100,000 to settle.
  • Settled at mediation for $3,750,000 claims against an international law firm for fraud and legal malpractice on behalf of a large wireless carrier for negligently shortening the terms on 26 patents.
  • Brought in as trial counsel and settled after mediation a legal malpractice matter involving a 9/11 widow for an amount in excess of $3,000,000.
  • Obtained judgment in the amount of $2,550,377 for Scottie Pippen against Christian Laettner in action involving failed purchase of professional sports franchise.
  • Settled after party depositions policy limits claim for $2,000,000 on behalf of a man with a rare nerve disorder following a rear-end car collision in the city of Chicago. Case did not even have to go to arbitration.
  • Represented NBA athlete Ben Gordon against former accountant and advisor which resulted in summary judgment in the amount of $1,386,666 for Mr. Gordon. Subsequently obtained summary judgment for Mr. Gordon in defense of action brought by former agent seeking in excess of $1,200,000 for alleged breach of professional services contract.
  • First chaired and obtained voluntary dismissal immediately before the start of trial of a major bank vice president charged with contribution and indemnification in a matter involving legal malpractice.
  • Obtained settlement in the amount of $1,100,000 on behalf of a major Chicago law firm in connection with a departing partner’s alleged theft of a contingent fee matter.
  • First chaired and obtained verdict in a 1983 action in the Central District of Illinois, where I was appointed by the court and met my client for the first time 10 minutes before trial. Prior to that, no discovery had been taken in the case.
  • First chaired and obtained defense verdict in an action alleging significant property damage relating to a semi-truck accident on behalf of a nationally prominent trucking company.