Jill M. Katz

Jill M. Katz is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and her law degree. She practices in the area of “high conflict” family law. She focuses on the representation of clients in matters of divorce, custody modifications, adoptions, child abuse and neglect, delinquency, paternity, and protective orders. Ms. Katz has been a mediator in child custody and adoption matters since 1999. Ms. Katz is a frequent lecturer in the areas of mediation, family, and juvenile law. Her presentations, locally and nationally, focus on family advocacy with an emphasis on Guardian ad Litem responsibilities, clients safety issues specific to domestic violence, and the new and emerging field of permanency mediation.

Ms. Katz is a past Chair of the Missouri Bar Juvenile Courts and Law Committee and served two terms on the Executive Counsel of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section. She is a Past President of the Family and the Law Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Among her many awards and recognitions, she received the Hon. Kelly J. Moorhouse Dedication to Children Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 2018, was named as the 2014 Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the Jackson County CASA (Court Approved Special Advocates for Children), and was named as a Distinguished Counselor by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 2014.