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Languages spoken: Italian, English

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 70%
    43 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    43 years
  3. Probate: 5%
    43 years

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  • Sean Cleary

    I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.


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  • Gary D. Strauss

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Katz is an outstanding criminal trial and appellate attorney. He was a wealth of knowledge and experience and works tirelessly to identify every legal avenue that might bring relief for his clients. He is extremely professional and breaks down issues in a practical manner that maximizes success in the trial court and on appeal. Whenever I have a legal issue that I want to discuss with another attorney, Mr. Katz is usually my first call.


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Contact info

PO Box 252716
West Bloomfield, MI, 48325


MIActive And In Good Standing197311/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Levine Award in Recognition of Excellence in Appellate AdvocacyMichigan Appellate Defender Commission2013
Level III RecertificationMichigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System2012
Special Service AwardMacomb County Bar Association2007
Certificate of MeritItalian American Cultural Society2002
Certificate of AppreciationMacomb County Circuit Court1997
ListeeContemporary Authors1997
ListeeWho's Who in American Law1996
Award of AppreciationState Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLawrence S. Katz, Attorney and Counselor1978 - Present
Partner; associateGoldstein, Raznick and Katz, P.C.1974 - 1978
AssociateWeingarden and Hauer, P.C.1973 - 1974
AssociateGerald M. Lorence, Attorney at Law1973 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Italian-American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2012
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganMember2009 - 2012
Advocates Guild, Michigan Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember2008 - 2009
Attorney Discipline Board Hearing PanelSpecial Master2000 - 2001
Macomb County Circuit CourtDomestic Relations Facilitator1997 - 1997
Civic Searchlight, Inc.Board of Directors1992 - 1995
Attorney Discipline Board Hearing PanelChairman1987 - Present
Macomb County Circuit CourtDomestic Relations Mediator1985 - 2001
Attorney Discipline Board Hearing PanelMember1981 - Present
Michigan Attorney Grievance CommissionSpecial Counsel1980 - 1981
Michigan Attorney Grievance CommissionSpecial Investigator1977 - 1980
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1973 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Italian American Bar Association News"Carol Ann Martinelli"2013
Michigan Bar JournalPreserving Issues for Appeal in Criminal Cases2013
MCBA Bar Briefs"Amanda Knox: Different Perspectives on Justice"2013
National Italian American Bar Association News"An American's Journey Through the Italian Justice System"2013
National Italian American Bar Association News"Dual Citizenship Gives Special Meaning to the Term Italian American"2012
MCBA Centennial Pictorial Directory, 1906-2006One Hundred Years of Legal History in Macomb County2007
MCBA Bar BriefsHistory of the Macomb County Bar Association2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1972
Wayne State UniversitySociologyBachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law Seminar"You Can't Win 'Em All - 25 Ways to Preserve Issues for Appeal"2012
The Land of Our Return: Diasporic Encounters with ItalyReclaiming Italian/European Citizenship2009
Annual Woman of Macomb Award Dinner"Rose Gacioch"1998
Cable television programInternational Adoptions1994
Third Party Child Custody and VisitationChild custody1992
Rights of Third PartiesChild custody1990
MAACS Appellate Skills SeminarAppellate skills1988