Brian Katz was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1966. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he majored in accounting. He graduated from IU in 1988 with a B.S. with highest distinction. Before graduating, Mr. Katz sat for and passed the 1988 Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination in Indianapolis. Mr. Katz then went on to attend the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia. There, he was Executive Editor of the Virginia Tax Review. He was awarded his J.D. from UVA in 1991.
Following graduation from UVA, Mr. Katz returned to Memphis where he clerked for the Hon. Julia S. Gibbons on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. At the conclusion of that clerkship, Mr. Katz joined a large firm in Memphis before joining Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C., a noted, high-profile criminal defense firm. There, Mr. Katz gained invaluable trial experience, cross-examining literally hundreds of police officers and trying three capital murder cases to verdict.
Mr. Katz moved to Paducah, Kentucky in 1996, and formed his own firm in 1998. Since then, Mr. Katz has focused primarily on family law and personal injury, representing exclusively the injured party. Within his personal injury practice, Mr. Katz has developed an extensive Jones Act and general maritime practice representing injured Jones Act seamen.
Brian has also been rated an AV+ Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubble.