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Marc represents long-term care providers in California including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly.

Marc has also defended intermediate care facilities, residential care facilities for developmentally disabled individuals, in-home health service providers and hospice providers—in more than 900 civil actions. Those lawsuits involve claims of elder abuse/neglect, dependent adult abuse/neglect, violation of patient’s rights, willful misconduct, medical/nursing malpractice, wrongful death, fraud, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Marc also works with his clients in responding to citations and statements of deficiencies issued by state and federal agencies. He has participated in the preparation of plans of correction and in conducting administrative appeals on regulatory matters, including license revocation claims against healthcare and residential care facilities and individual healthcare providers, as well as exclusion actions against individual providers.

In addition to protecting his clients in civil cases and regulatory claims, Marc trains his clients on risk management techniques both to prevent lawsuits from being filed and to put his clients in the best position possible to better defend themselves when sued or cited. This training incorporates the importance of compliance with Title 22 and OBRA regulations as they impact civil lawsuits and his clients’ compliance with state and federal regulations.

Marc is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has extensive trial experience in both the state and federal courts and in representing clients at administrative law hearings.


J.D., University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, 1981
B.A., summa cum laude, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

Southern California’s Top-Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2014

Southern California’s Top-Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2012

Selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel’s 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law

Marc Katz was chosen to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.


California Association of Health Facilities, Member

California Assisted Living Association, Member

Assisted Living Federation of America, Member

LeadingAge California, Member

American Health Lawyers Association, Member

California Association for Adult Day Services

California Association for Health Services at Home

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
  • Editor of A Step Ahead in Long Term Care, a newsletter of the Long-Term Care Practice Group of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
  • Presenter, “Recognizing and Managing Risk: Ongoing Challenges with Documentation,” Unified Care Services Seminar
  • Presenter, “Be Proactive and Not Reactive in Protecting Your Legal Rights,” California Association for Adult Day Services Winter Meeting
  • Presenter at biannual meetings of California Assisted Living Association
  • Presenter to members of California Association of Health Facilities
  • Presenter to members of California Association of Health Facilities
  • Presenter to members of Nevada Healthcare Association
  • Presenter at seminars on documentation in long-term care facilities