Hon. Michael Katz

Judge Katz's Average Overall Review:

3 Stars

Based on 2 reviews

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Judicial offices

  • Judge, Family Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2011 to Present
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Elected, 2011 to 2020


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1989

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1993

Professional experience

  • Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Barbara R. Kapnick, Supreme Court, New York County, 1994 to 2010
  • Court Attorney, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, 1993 to 1994

Professional and civic activities

  • Member of Council on Judicial Administration, New York City Bar, 2010 to present
  • Chair of Tort Litigation Committee, New York City Bar, 2007 to 2010
  • Co-Chair of Public Interest Practice Group and Member of Executive Committee, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Alumni Association, 2006 to present
  • Past President and Member of the Board of Directors, Jewish Lawyers Guild, 1993 to present
  • Member of Executive Committee, Law Secretaries & Law Assistants Collegium, 2004 to 2010
  • Delegate and Member of Executive Council, Network of Bar Leaders, 1997 to 2008
  • Member, Anti-Bias Committee of the Supreme Court, New York County, 2002 to 2007



6402. party to case (with attorney)

Get ready for the comments on this Judge. He has zero experience in family court, doesn't yet know the related law (in some instances very basic, black letter law) and makes off the cuff 'funny' comments when there are serious matters going on. Why is NY state putting judges who have no experience in the family court system or as a family attorney in charge of the lives of children and families? There is NO ONE with any family court experience available? This is extremely dangerous.


9000. party to case (with attorney)

He lacks financial savvy in complex business matters. Watch out if you self employed or have carried interests in deals. A bit arrogant.

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