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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


14 West Third Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Governmental Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

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About Us

At Coronado Katz LLC, we know insurance companies rely on our experience and expertise to provide the best available defenses for their insureds for reasonable fees and expenses. Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who also understand the importance of litigation management and cost containment. Mindful of insurers' guidelines, we work together with claims professionals and insureds as a team to develop winning strategies. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the best result for our clients that the circumstances allow. With almost 100 years of combined experience defending insurance companies and their insureds, our attorneys take pride in our sophisticated and responsive approach.

What Sets Us Apart

In addition to our customized approach to the practice of law, Coronado Katz LLC offers the following benefits:

Experience: Our two senior members have more than sixty years of combined experience.
Communication: We provide responsive, prompt service and keep a high level of communication with our clients.
Cost sensitivity: We are as conscious of our clients' bottom line as we are of our own.
Personal attention: We take the time to learn about the details of our clients' legal issues and build personal relationships.
Technology: We invest in new technologies to best serve our clients.
Multilingual representation: Se habla español — we speak Spanish.

Coronado Katz LLC offers a team of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience representing insurance companies, businesses and individuals involved in civil litigation in Missouri and Kansas. Our founding members, Steven F. Coronado and Mark D. Katz are recognized leaders with a long history of success. Based on exceptional legal ability and the highest ethical standards, they have both received AV Preeminent* ratings from their peers through Martindale Hubbell. Additionally, both Steven F. Coronado and Mark D. Katz have been recognized in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.

Our attorneys believe in mindful litigation. We are not interested in achieving a resolution that may hurt our client in the process. As seasoned lawyers, we understand the value of taking a team approach to problem solving. By working together and relying on each of our strengths, we are able to create powerful legal strategies based on each client's needs and goals.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Members


Steven F. Coronado

Kansas City, MO

    Admitted
    • Missouri, 1989
    • Kansas, 1990
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1989
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1990
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1996
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
    Steven F. Coronado is an attorney with extensive trial experience having participated as lead counsel in over fifty jury trials. He has tried cases in both Missouri and Kansas State and Federal Courts. He was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri's "Winningest Defense Lawyers" for 2010.
    

    Steve is a past member of the Board of Directors for the DRI (The Defense Research Institute) (2007-2010). He is a past Chair of DRI's Products Liability Committee (2005-2007). In the past, Steve has served DRI as the Vice Chair of the Products Liability Committee (2003-2005) and as Co-Chair of the Products Liability Specialized Litigation Group on Consumer Goods (1994-2003). He is a member of DRI's Diversity Issues Committee and served as Chairman of DRI's 2002 Annual Meeting. He also is actively involved in the Governmental Liability Committee and Fire and Property Specialized Litigation Group. Locally, Steve was one of the founding members and a past President of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Bar Association. Steve is a past Chair of the Missouri Bar Association Client Security Fund Committee. Steve is a past President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL). Steve currently focuses on the defense of government agencies, such as cities, counties, and school districts, law enforcement agencies and their employees.
    Education:
    • University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., 1980
    • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1989
    Language:
    • Spanish

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    Mark D. Katz

    Kansas City, MO

      Admitted
      • Missouri, 1986
      • Kansas, 1987
      • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1986
      • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1987
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2000
      • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
      Mark Katz's legal career has been devoted to demanding justice for clients and the public. As an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County, Missouri, Mark fought for justice for the victims of crime - and for the past 25 years, he has fought for his clients, big and small, individuals and corporations. He has represented cities, counties and other governmental entities; as well as manufacturers, insurance companies and their insureds. He has committed his career to helping his clients achieve the best possible results in trial, arbitration and mediation. Mark's litigation experience has touched many areas of the law, but his recent focus includes product liability, governmental liability, personal injury and employment litigation.
      

      Mark gives back to the community and his profession through his leadership in a number of organizations. He provides leadership and training to other lawyers through the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Fire Science and Litigation Group (Chair, 2018-2019), and a Past President and Board Member for the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
      Education:
      • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1982
      • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1985

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