The Founders of Katz Banks Kumin (formerly Katz, Marshall & Banks) came together in 2006 to create a very special boutique law firm. The firm specializes in the representation of plaintiffs in the areas of whistleblower law, employment law, sexual harassment law, and civil rights and civil liberties matters. Our clients rely on us for our legal expertise and skill, innovative thinking, responsive and individualized service, and zealous advocacy. They know that we are solution-oriented and effective in our representation of clients, from the most straightforward to the most complex client matters. We have been consistently recognized as leading whistleblower and employment lawyers nationally and in the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New Jersey areas.
What sets us apart from other firms is not only our deep commitment to workplace and civil rights, but our broad range of collective experience and our creative yet practical problem-solving approach. We are always mindful of the unique aspects of every case and each client's individual needs.
We understand that the violation of your legal rights and being in conflict with powerful organizations can be intensely stressful. Our attorneys embrace their role as trusted advisers while working towards resolution of these sensitive matters. We pride ourselves on our ability to combine a compassionate approach with unflagging advocacy on our clients' behalf -- at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. Our work is our passion, and we are honored to help vindicate crucial rights to fairness, equality, and justice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a boutique firm like Katz Banks Kumin go up against a Fortune 500 Company with dozens of lawyers and unlimited resources?
Yes, and we’ve done it many, many times with great success. We are not afraid to take on the biggest adversaries, and indeed, we are widely regarded by our adversaries as among the toughest plaintiffs' lawyers to be up against.
Does Katz Banks Kumin represent clients in all 50 states?
Yes, the firm practices in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia/New Jersey areas and also handles a wide range of whistleblower, Title IX, and other complex cases nationally. The firm also represents individuals throughout the world who have claims under U.S. whistleblower laws, including retaliation and reward cases before the SEC and other federal programs. If we go to court in a jurisdiction in which we are not licensed, we associate with local counsel licensed in the jurisdiction in which the case arises.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to know whether you have a claim or require legal assistance is to allow an experienced lawyer at Katz Banks Kumin to assess the facts and circumstances of your situation.
What is the law firm's confidentiality policy?
We treat all information you provide to us as confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.
What should I expect when I call the firm?
When you call the firm, you will speak with our intake attorney or other legal personnel who will ask you to provide information about your matter, including, in some instances, supporting documentation. That information is then reviewed by one of the firm's partners to determine whether the firm will be able to assist you, in which case we will schedule a more extensive consultation. Generally, you can expect to hear back from the firm within 48 hours of speaking with the intake attorney.
Does it cost me anything for an initial call to the firm?
There is no initial cost to speak with our intake attorney.
If I use the contact form on the firm's website, how long will it take to receive a response from the firm?
You will typically receive a response within 48 hours of receipt of your intake form. If your matter appears to be one we can assist you with, you will receive a call from our intake attorney who will ask you to provide additional information about your matter. That information is then reviewed by one of the firm's partners to determine whether the firm will be able to assist you, in which case we will schedule a more extensive consultation. Generally, you can expect to hear back from the firm within 48 hours of speaking with the intake attorney.