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Deborah A. Katz
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Deborah A. Katz

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury

About Me

I am a zealous and passionate advocate for my clients.  My practice focuses on litigating civil matters in the Massachusetts State Courts and providing exceptional legal services in a variety of areas of the law. I have successfully tried and handled cases in Superior Court and the Probate and Family Court. I have also argued appellate matters before the Massachusetts Appellate Division of the District Court.


 


My family law practice includes divorce, custody disputes, visitation, child support, alimony, asset division involving high net worth estates, post-divorce modifications and enforcement/contempt proceedings, paternity actions and prenuptial agreements. 



My trusts & estate planning practice includes planning, probate administration & litigation such as will contests, trust disputes and defending & prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty claims. 

Some of my areas of general civil litigation include premises liability, motor vehicle tort and personal injury matters. 

I am a certified Conciliator through the BBA/MBA conciliator training program pursuant to SJC Court Rule 1:18.

I am an member of the Women's Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association and the Norfolk County Bar Association.


 


When you have chosen me to represent you, I understand that you are trusting me and relying on me to advocate for you during what very well may be the most emotionally exhausting and stressful time of your life.  I take each case very seriously and I will zealously advocate for you to achieve the best resolution. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Adam A. Rowe

    I have had the great good fortune of knowing Deborah Katz personally and professionally for a number of years. She is fiercely devoted to her clients, whom she zealously represents, and she possesses a keen legal mind and ability to appreciate nuanced areas of the law. Attorney Katz has handled complex family law cases with vigor and integrity, and I am pleased to endorse her services.

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    Adam Rowe Litigation Attorney
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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Deborah and she is the ultimate professional She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession.

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    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Katz Legal Group LLC

60 Walnut Street
4th Floor
Wellesley, MA, 02481

50 Mall Road
Burlington, MA, 01801

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199804/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England ScholarNew England School of Law1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKatz Legal Group LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyBehman Hambelton LLP2010 - 2014
AttorneyGibson Behman, P.C.1999 - 2010
Law InternSuffolk County Juvenile Court1998 - 1998
Law InternSuffolk County Superior Court1997 - 1997
Law ClerkPayne & Hall, P.C.1997 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women's Business GroupBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationProbate and Family Court Certified Conciliator2013 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsAttorney Member2011 - Present
Middlesex County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Litigation SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AlimonyFather shall continue to pay Alimony for four more years.
Will ContestSettled for a nominal sum.
Negligent Hiring, Supervision & SecurityThe defendant employer/property owner was granted summary judgment and the case was dismissed against it.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Wellesley PatchHave You Chosen the Right Person to Be Your Personal Representative f/k/a Executor?2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of Lawcum laudeJD - Juris Doctor1998
Boston CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Educational Seminar for PGA MembersEstate Planning2014