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Mark D. Katz

Mark D. Katz

Practice areas:

Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Commercial, Employment & Labor

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About Me

My 27 years as an attorney have been devoted to demanding justice for clients and the public. As an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County, Missouri, I fought for justice for the victims of crime - and for the past 20 years, I have fought for my clients, big and small, individuals and corporations. I have represented cities, counties and other governmental entities; as well as insurance companies and their insureds. I have committed my career to helping my clients achieve the best possible results in trial, arbitration and mediation. My litigation experience has touched many areas of the law, but my recent focus includes product liability, commercial litigation, personal injury and employment litigation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Commercial: 25%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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Contact Info

Coronado Katz LLC

14 West Third Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO, 64105


KSAuthorized to practice law198705/31/2015
MOGood Standing, Active198601/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Warrant Office Attorney of the YearJackson County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office1991
James Wilson Spencer AwardJackson County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior MemberCoronado Katz LLC2012 - Present
ShareholderSherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado, P.C.1993 - 2011
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyJackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1988 - 1993
AssociateBuck, Bohm & Stein, P.C.1985 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Claims and Litigation Management AllianceN/A2011 - Present
Kansas Association of Defense CounselN/A2006 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A1993 - Present
Missouri Organization of Defense LawyersN/A1993 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Dockhorn v. Kitchens by KlewenoDefense Verdict
State of Missouri v. Johnson, 782 S.W.2d 827 (Mo. Ct. App. 1990)Reversed
Hasty v. City of Gladstone, 247 F.3d 723 (8th Cir. 2001)Summary judgment for client, affirmed.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel JournalCases of Note: Shirley v. Glass2013
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel JournalComparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI, Part I2009
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel JournalComparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI-Part II: The One Action Rule2009
DRI's Trucking Policy Disclamers and the Policyholder's Obligation to Preserve Coverage: A 50 State CompendiumTrucking Policy Disclaimers and the Policyholder’s Obligation to Preserve Coverage in Missouri2009
DRI's Product Liability Cases and the Duty to Warn: A 50 State CompendiumThe Duty to Warn in Product Liability Cases in Kansas2008
Journal of the Missouri BarThe after-acquired evidence doctrine1999
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)After-acquired evidence - preparing to defend with 20/20 hindsight1998
The Job Description (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Gassmann v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Inc. - new life for after-acquired evidence as a complete bar1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Skills WorkshopClosing Argument2011
CLE by the HourABCs of What’s New in Tort Law2011
Product Liability ConferenceIs the Foreign Manufacturer All In? Personal Jurisdiction in a Global Economy2010
CLE by the HourSex Harassment in Employment2000
Federal Practice SeminarFive Reasons Why Sex Harassment Ain't What it Used to Be1999