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Mark D. Katz

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Baty Otto Coronado PC
4435 Main St Ste 1100
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-7200
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Mark defends a broad range of clients in a variety of cases, from manufacturers and distributors in fire and explosion cases to governmental entities and their employees in constitutional law matters and statutory claims. Mark works with clients to develop and implement plans for risk management not only from exposure to monetary damages but from the reputational damage that can result in cases that attract negative publicity.

After a short time with a commercial litigation law firm, Mark joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecutor where he charged and tried felony cases and counseled the grand jury. He left the Prosecutor’s Office to work as a civil litigator. He represented insurance companies and their insureds at trial and on appeal in product liability and personal injury law cases as well as employment discrimination claims and claims raised under the constitutions of the United States and Missouri. Mark continued his trial and appellate work at Coronado Katz LLC, where he practiced until joining Baty Otto Coronado’s Kansas City office in 2019.

Mark has taken on leadership roles in local, regional, and national bar associations that focus on litigation and trial. He serves on the Product Liability Steering Committee of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar™, and he recently completed a term as chair of DRI’s Fire Science and Litigation Specialized Litigation Group. Mark served for seven years on the board and as an officer of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC), including a two-year stint as chair of the Legislative Committee, where he authored KADC’s written testimony and personally testified in support of Kansas’ adoption of the Daubert standard for expert testimony.

Mark writes articles and speaks to attorney organizations on diverse topics, including legal ethics, products liability, employment discrimination, and practical solutions to common problems in litigation and trial practice. He enjoys working with young attorneys to help them develop the knowledge and skills they will need to serve clients well into the future.

Mark lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Jill, who is also an attorney.
As recent empty-nesters, they enjoy their time together and watching their two daughters take on the world.
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Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Advocacy
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
General Litigation
Governmental Liability
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Trial Tactics
DRI Committees
Employment and Labor Law
Product Liability

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