Over $55 Million Recovered For Our Clients

Katz Law has been representing the people of Paducah since 1998.

Professional Attorneys in Paducah

Call When You’re in a Trying Time

This is your future we’re talking about. If you have been injured and need compensation for your injuries, the outcome of your case will impact you for many years to come. This is no time to take chances. This is the time to hire the right law firm that will stand strong.

At Katz Law in Paducah, Kentucky, we will stand strong for you. We recognize that these cases come with many challenges and sometimes powerful opponents. Insurance companies know which lawyers will take their cases to trial and which will not. That is why we prepare every case as if it will go to trial from the outset. We are not simply going to race toward the fast and easy settlement.

We always prepare for trial in order to reach the best possible outcome, making it clear to our opponent that we will not back down. Sometimes, favorable results can be achieved through negotiation. However, if a courtroom battle becomes necessary, we will be ready.

Since 1998, our law firm has provided much-needed representation to injured individuals in their time of need.

Coping with injuries can be depressing, challenging, and isolating if you’re doing it alone. With a reputable law firm on your side, you can feel supported and empowered throughout your legal journey knowing you have a team to educate you and defend your rights and interests.

Contact us online or by phone at to schedule your same-day consultation today. Our legal team in Paducah, Kentucky strives to provide each client with the personalized service they deserve during these challenging times.

Why You Want Katz Law On Your Side

  • Millions Recovered for Injured Victims
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Always Available to Take Your Call
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Known Locally & Involved With the Community
  • A Law Firm Known for Maritime Cases
  • Super Lawyers 2024
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers

Settlements & Verdicts

  • Settlement reached in a multi-party, multi-litigant Maritime Tort case for multiple deaths and serious injures occurring as the result of an explosion due to a gas leak aboard a towboat […]

  • Pre-trial settlement recovery for a Pilot that developed multiple myeloma after his long-term exposure to diesel exhaust fumes in the wheelhouse of the vessel.  The case was resolved after the […]

  • Jones Act settlement for a pump operator who fell more than fifteen (15) feet from the top of a conveyor belt while changing a bearing when the hand rail and […]

  • Jones Act settlement for an engineer whose leg was crushed by hydraulic rudder arm aboard inland river towboat causing permanent serious and disabling injuries.

  • Jury Verdict for a Jones Act seaman who developed a chronic skin condition after being exposed to the hazardous material, Bitumastic, aboard a TECO vessel, when he was forced to […]

  • Bloomfield & Katz obtained a pre-lawsuit settlement for a man who suffered a leg injury working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.

  • Brian S. Katz, and co-counsel, secured a pre-trial settlement for the daughter of a man who was burned to death after his Wellcraft pleasure boat exploded on Lake Barkley near […]

  • Brian Katz obtained a settlement for commercial diver who became trapped underwater and suffered crush injury after being sucked into an open sluice gate at hydroelectric dam.

  • Katz Law recovered $450,000 from the estate of a man who embezzled over $1 million from his employer. A forensic accounting analysis proved the theft, and the perpetrator’s estate was […]

  • Despite there being no witnesses to the incident, Brian Katz obtained a settlement for the family of a Jones Act seaman working on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project […]

  • Bloomfield & Katz secured a settlement for their client in a Jones Act case after the client contracted a blood-borne illness from exposure aboard his vessel.

  • Brian S. Katz and co-counsel obtained a settlement from a shopping mall and its security contractor after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death in the mall parking lot following […]

  • Brian Katz obtained a mediated settlement for a deckhand who was struck in the face by a winch wire at a grain terminal while standing on the deck of a […]

  • Brian S. Katz secured a policy limits settlement for his client who was operating a motorcycle when he was struck by an automobile after attending Paducah’s BBQ festival.

  • Brian S. Katz obtained a policy limits settlement, prior to trial, for a woman who suffered severe back injuries in an automobile accident.

  • Brian Katz obtained a settlement, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for a mate who was injured when a shackle broke off from a federal mooring cell and struck […]

  • Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement for a longshore worker who suffered a serious back injury on the job but never underwent surgery.

  • Brian S. Katz secured a $250,000 settlement for his client when an insurance agency and its sales agent failed to acquire adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for a valuable lathe […]

  • Brian S. Katz, with co-counsel, obtained a mediated pre-trial settlement for a girl who was injured while a passenger on a jet ski when the jet ski on which she […]

  • Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict against a car dealership after the jury found that the dealership still owned the vehicle used in a hit and run. The dealership […]

  • Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement for a client who injured his hand while working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.

  • Jury verdict for client who was forced to sue his own insurance company for payment of his UIM benefits because the insurance company failed to offer fair compensation for injuries […]

  • Brian Katz obtained a pre-trial settlement for a roofer, from the property owner, after an awning the roofer was working on collapsed, even though the roofer also received workers’ compensation […]

  • Jones Act settlement for a heavy equipment operator who fell while accessing his work barge and injured his shoulder.

  • Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement in a Jones Act and general maritime action for a maritime client who suffered a back injury after trying to remove an improperly placed […]

  • Katz Law recovered a pre-lawsuit settlement for a client whose neck was seriously injured in a car accident where the client was the passenger in a car whose driver lost […]

  • Bloomfield & Katz with co-counsel obtained a pre-trial settlement for a client who suffered a wrist injury in a Jones Act and general maritime claim.

  • Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict for his senior citizen client that was more than 3 times the insurance companies best offer because the insurance company failed to offer […]

A Firm with Experience

Our lawyers in Paducah, Kentucky approach every personal injury claim, river injury claim, and commercial litigation matter with more than 30 years of trial experience and a reputation for success. In fact, our success has earned us membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a selection as a SuperLawyer in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024, clear proof of our ability to get meaningful results in even the most challenging cases.

Our attorneys take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case. While many law firms force clients to work only with paralegals under the guise of efficiency, we believe that you deserve to know who is representing you through this trying time in your life. You deserve to see how much effort we put into making cases like yours a success. When you choose our law firm, you will find it easy to get in touch with your attorney.

Furthermore, we build every case from the ground up based on your specific situation. We are not going to force you down one path or give you cookie-cutter representation. We are going to listen to you and customize a legal strategy based on your particular needs. Then we can follow through and guide you through the legal process with care and consideration.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “I highly recommend Mr. Katz. He is extremely competent and thoroughly prepared. In my opinion, the best lawyer in Paducah!”

    - Shea B.
  • “Mr. Katz and his entire team were extremely professional, organized, and quick on their feet.”

    - Ben V.
  • “I confidently give other corporate counsel my highest recommendation for referring legal matters to Brian Katz.”

    - Former Client
  • “Brian, Nichole and the entire staff provided knowledge, professionalism and a truly caring spirit. Brian has a tenacious determination to gather evidence that represents the facts throughout the entire legal process.”

    - T. Williamson
  • “Very helpful, informative and works hard to achieve the desired outcome.”

    - R. Lang
  • “Mr Katz represented us in Federal Court on a Lacey Act violation which, if convicted, carried a 5 year prison sentence. We are beyond pleased with Mr Katz’s representation and came away with probation and no prison time. His communication, understanding and patience with us was top notch.”

    - Tara Hopkins
  • “In a complex personal injury case involving a very large and resource rich insurance agency that refused to settle-Katz Law wasn’t intimidated one bit to go to trial. With the understanding that you are just a number to an insurance company, it takes the human element and personal attention that Brian brought to my case that made the difference. After a nearly four year long case that delivered a positive outcome, I cannot recommend Brian and his team enough.”

    - B. Russell

Cases We Handle

  • Personal Injury

    Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping those who have been harmed by negligence. Injuries are not only painful – they can be expensive to treat and recover from. Believing that our clients shouldn’t have to pay to recover from an accident they didn’t cause, our team has gone up against negligent parties and insurance companies time and again. We’ve been able to recover damages for clients that include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. We’ve handled cases that include: motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, jet ski accidents, car accidents.

  • River Work Injury

    Thousands of individuals depend on their river work for their livelihood. River industry work can be dangerous and result in on-the-job accidents and injuries. Our team is here to make sure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to after you’ve been injured while working, whether on a barge or in a shipyard. We have thorough knowledge of the provisions supplied by the Jones Act and can help you file your claim when you call.

    Mr. Katz’s talent and success represented injured seamen in Jones Act and related maritime claims has earned him the highly coveted designation as a SuperLawyer in Transportation/Maritime in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

  • Commercial Litigation

    Mr. Katz is an experienced, highly-respected trial lawyer and is frequently asked to represent individuals and corporate entities in high stakes commercial litigation.  Some examples include contract disputes, corporate dissolutions, shareholder disputes, and construction disputes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What compensation is available for river injury victims?

    The compensation for river injury victims depends on the accident’s circumstances and the injuries sustained. Generally, it includes economic losses like medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity, as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Our experienced Kentucky attorneys will help you determine the full amount of compensation you deserve.

  • Do maritime laws apply to Kentucky river workers?

    Yes, Kentucky workers that work on the river may be covered by federal maritime law, and, in certain circumstances, may be covered by the Jones Act. This law allows you to file a lawsuit against your employer if you are a member of the crew of a vessel. Our Kentucky maritime lawyer can help you understand the Jones Act and assist you in filing a lawsuit.

  • What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Kentucky?

    In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases varies. Car accidents have a two-year statute of limitations, while slip-and-fall accidents have a one-year limit. It’s important to contact our personal injury team as soon as possible so that your lawsuit is filed on time.

  • How is liability determined in truck accident cases?

    Liability in truck accidents can involve multiple parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, and loading companies. Our truck accident attorney will investigate your accident and gather evidence to prove liability, whether it’s due to driver negligence, company practices, or cargo issues.

  • How can a car accident lawyer assist me with my claim?

    Our dedicated Kentucky car accident lawyer will guide you through every step of your case. We’ll start with an initial consultation to discuss your case details, then investigate your accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case. We’ll assist you in filing a claim and negotiating with the insurance company. If necessary, we’ll represent you in court to seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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