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Marina Kats, born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1979. in 1985 Ms. Kats graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University. In 1988 she attended The Beasley School of Law at Temple University and received her Jurist Doctorate degree. Ms. Kats continued her pursuits in education by receiving her Masters Degree, L.L.M. in trial advocacy, from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in 1995, becoming one of a handful of women nationally to receive the degree. Ms. Kats is currently a member of four Bar Associations: Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer’s Association. Ms. Kats is on Temple University School of Law Alumni Board, and in 1995, Ms. Kats founded the law firm of KATS, Jamison & Associates. Today the firm has offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is a well-respected litigation firm. Kats Jamison & Associates focuses its practice in representing businesses and individuals in all areas of civil and criminal law. The firm has obtained a $30-million-dollar verdict for a victim involved in a motorcycle accident as well as a number of other multi-million dollar verdicts in front of State and Federal juries. Kats Jamison & Associates has been successful in representing their clients before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and has secured several pardons for its criminal clients from the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kats also has lectured at a number of schools, including Temple University, and for the State Bar Association of New Jersey. She has received many awards (e.g. Super Lawyers, Woman of the Year, Pennsylvania's 50 Best Women in Business, Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent award, as well as many other notable awards) and has been featured in many publications (e.g. The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, VerdictSearch, The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia Magazine, and many others). Ms. Kats has also been selected to be a member of Board of Trustees of Albert Einstein Hospital and a Board Member for Einstein Society. She was also selected to the Advisory Board to the President of Temple University.

Marina Kats is a successful businesswoman, even outside of her pursuits in the law. Ms. Kats is the general managing partner of a number of real estate and commercial ventures, as well as the principal owner of a financial services company, providing funding and financial services to independent businesses and joint ventures. Ms. Kats is also a radio and TV personality. She co-hosts a weekly radio show on New World radio, was the president of a popular AM radio station, and co-produced and co-hosted a weekly television show called "What Do You Think?" with the Honorable James DeLeon from the Municipal Court. Ms. Kats was elected “One of the 50 Best Business Women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" by Gov. Ridge in 1997, for her successes in law and business. Ms. Kats was also honored as "Woman of the Year" by the Bucks County YMCA and as "Consumer Advocate of the Year" for three consecutive years.

Marina Kats also plays an active role in many charitable and civic organizations. She is a Board Member of the Hias Organization, a member of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the Temple Law Alumni and was a Charter Member of Temple University's Beasley Law School’s Centennial. Ms. Kats was an active member of the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness. Marina Kats is also the President of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and conducts regular lectures on legal and civic issues to its members. 


Languages spoken: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Armenian, Bosnian

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%

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Contact info

Kats Jamison & Associates

1 Bustleton Pike
Kats & Associates Pc
Feasterville Trevose, PA, 19053-6330


NYCurrently registered 199603/07/2016
DCInactive 198907/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Legal LeadersSuper Lawyers2015
Consumer Advocate of the YearSuper Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Honoree of the YearTemple Women's Law Caucus2010
Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2008
Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2007
Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2004
One of the 50 Best Business Women in PennsylvaniaGovernor of Pennsylvania1997
Personal Injury Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1997
Consumer Advocate of the YearN/AN/A
Woman of the YearReal Philly MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentKats Jamison & Associates1994 - Present
PartnerKats and Rovner1988 - 1993
ClerkRichard D Klein1987 - 1987
ClerkPhiladelphia Public Defenders Office1986 - 1986
ClerkAmerican College of Physicians1985 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Foreign Policy Research InstituteTrustee2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nurse Injured in Car Accident$3.25 Million
Female Client Who Fell In A Hotel Bathroom$1.15 Million
Man Injured In A Tractor-Trailer Accident$4.2 Million
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Wall Street JournalPhiladelphia's Top Rated Lawyers of 20142014
The Philadelphia InquirerPhiladelphia's Top Rated Lawyers of 20142014
Verdictsearch publicationHotel guest: Restroom's wet floor was a dangerous condition2014
Fox School Press & MediaWomen’s Entrepreneurship Conference: Driving Social Change2010
Temple ESQ. MagazineYoungest member ever to join Centennial Society2007
The Legal Intelligencer$10 Mil. Settlement for Youngster Struck by Truck2006
The Legal IntelligencerExton woman awarded millions2002
Philadelphia Business JournalPennsylvania's 50 Best Women in BusinessN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1995
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Temple UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2015
Balancing Legal Career and Personal LifeBeing A Lawyer And A Mother - How Do You Balance It All2014
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2014
Leadership and LawThe Importance of a Legal Background for Life Matter2013
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2013
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2012
Annual Business Trends ForumThe Importance of Attorney-Client Communication & Marketing of Legal Practices2012
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2011
Ask The Lawyer ProgramMonthly Lecture2010