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David M. Katz

Associate

David M. Katz

Associate

Before joining the firm, David served on the Executive Boards of the Syracuse Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society while serving as the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division Liaison to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section while in law school.  He received multiple awards in law school, including an Office of Student Life Service Award and the American Law Institute Leadership and Scholarship Award, in addition to being inducted into the Justinian Honor Society and the National Orders of the Coif, Barristers, and Scribes at Syracuse University College of Law.  The Syracuse Law Review selected David’s student note, “Assessing the Federal Rules’ Proportionality Amendments,” for publication in 2017.  As a member—and then captain—of the school’s National Moot Court Competition team, David won the Northeast Regional Championship, taking Best Brief, and proceeded to the national quarterfinals with the second best brief in the nation.  David also recently contributed to the Survey of New York Law, a yearly publication of the Syracuse Law Review.  He also assists Syracuse University’s National Moot Court Competition and American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams, preparing them for their competitions.

David focuses his practice on construction-site accident, professional liability, motor vehicle accident, premises liability, and products liability defense, including indemnity disputes.

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2017
  • Cornell University, summa cum laude , Distinction in all Subjects, B.A., 2014 (College Scholar)

Admissions

  • Admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York and all United States District Courts of New York

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association