Walsworth was founded in 1989 with a commitment to establish a law firm focused on working collaboratively with clients to meet their unique objectives. Since then, the firm of over 80 attorneys with offices in Orange, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is known for excellence in litigation and transactional matters. We are equally distinct in our longstanding commitment to diversity, which is recognized through our certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and by the California Public Utilities Commission, and we are proud to be the largest certified WBE law firm in the United States. Walsworth is also a National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) member, the largest in California and third largest nationwide. For more information, visit www.wfbm.com.
Dee Cohen Katz has practiced law in California for over twenty years, handling matters throughout both Southern and Northern California and advises certain clients on a national basis. Her practice emphasizes the defense of claims involving toxic torts (such as benzene, silica, diacetyl and other chemicals/substances), general liability, products liability and business litigation matters. She regularly represents manufacturers, distributors, retailers and premises/business owners. The cases she oversees run the spectrum from single plaintiff/defendant to multiple-party complex matters.
Dee is actively involved in the development and implementation of defense strategies for her cases in these areas, including through the efficient and effective use of discovery, experts, and pre-trial dispositive motions. She is proactive in her analysis of potential liability in each matter at the earliest opportunity in order to promptly determine and advise on the various risks, and to create a streamlined litigation plan that meets the needs of each client. Dee maintains longstanding working relationships with plaintiffs’ counsel and has amassed an impressive record of successfully negotiating favorable resolutions of her claims. In addition to being asked to participate in national industry conferences, Dee is also regularly invited to give lectures and presentations for various clients on current trends in the law.