- J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
- M.Ed., University of Texas
- B.S., University of Michigan
License to Practice
- New Jersey
- Western District of Texas
Katz is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law. She specializes in Animal Law, Criminal Law, and Municipal Law. She currently serves as City Attorney and City Prosecutor for several Central Texas cities, as well as the General Counsel for two Economic Development Corporations in Texas. Prior to her career in Municipal Law, she served several years as an Assistant District Attorney for both Bexar County and Comal County, focusing on family violence and animal cruelty. While in San Antonio, Katz started a law firm serving family law clients, legal aid clients, and embracing animal law cases as the pro bono branch of the practice.
She received her Master’s of Education from the University of Texas, and devoted 5 years to teaching in Texas public schools. Katz graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, and has served on the State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section Council as Chair for two years and Council Member for one year. She teaches Family Law as an Adjunct Professor at Texas State University, in the Master’s of Legal Studies program—Department of Political Science.
Katz has several published articles related to animal law, and her articles have been cited in Animal Law textbooks. She testified as an expert during several Legislative Sessions in front of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee regarding animal law, the link between animal cruelty and family violence, and the necessity for increasing penalties at the felony level for animal cruelty. Her experience in both criminal law, animal law, and municipal law has led her to various speaking engagements, including for the Texas District and County Attorney Association, Texas City Attorney Association, South Texas College of Law, University of Texas School of Law, and several law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. Katz is licensed in Texas, New Jersey, and Colorado, as well as in the Western District of Texas.