Joseph A. Katz has been practicing law full-time since 1996. After graduating from the University of San Diego, School of Law, he worked with the Public Defenderís Office for seven years, handling dozens of felony and misdemeanor jury trials, hundreds of Preliminary Hearings and other contested hearings and motions, and thousands of cases overall. To better focus his personal attentions on his clients, Mr. Katz opened his own law practice in 2004, and since then has continually provided experienced, effective and personalized representation to both Criminal Defense and Family Law clients. The huge volume of cases and combination of public and private work has given Mr. Katz unique experience, knowledge and skill.
Known for a no-nonsense approach, Mr. Katz is as equally at home going to trial as negotiating plea bargains. He continues to represent hundreds of clients per year, and is generally in court on a daily basis. Mr. Katz has handled every type of Criminal Defense case ranging from Public Intoxication to Murder. He has handled thousands of Driving Under the Influence cases, gone to trial on many of them, and regularly conducts Department of Motor Vehicle Hearings. Mr. Katz also has a very active Family Law practice, has handled hundreds of cases, and continues to provide highly effective and affordable representation for his clients in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property division and restraining orders.