Elizabeth S. Katzen

Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-2303
Locator Code:
0221

 
About

Biography

Elizabeth S. Katzen is a full-time lecturer in the business law department at the Miami Herbert Business School. She is a 1988 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Prior to law school, she earned her bachelor of science degree majoring in communication.

Dr. Katzen has been a practicing attorney since graduation from law school and is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Since 1994, she has been law partners with her parents focusing primarily on tort (personal injury) law and criminal law. For the first seven years of her law practice, she worked as an assistant public defender practicing criminal defense for indigents in state court and as an assistant federal defender practicing criminal defense for indigents in federal court.

In 1999, Dr. Katzen was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit as a Civil Traffic Hearing Officer. She continues to preside over these cases on a part-time basis.

Prior to her becoming a full time lecturer, she was an adjunct faculty member in the litigation skills program at the University of Miami School of Law.

At the University of Miami, Dr. Katzen teaches negotiation and critical thinking and persuasion for business.

Career

Education

1988J.D. University of Miami School of Law
1985B.S. Communication Florida International University

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Torts, including personal injuries as a result of the negligence of a commercial enterprise | Criminal law, including white collar and workplace crimes

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Torts, including personal injuries as a result of the negligence of a commercial enterprise | Criminal law, including white collar and workplace crimes

Professional Experience

2015 - Lecturer, Business Law, Miami Herbert Business School
2011 - Adjunct Lecturer, Litigation Skills, University of Miami School of Law
1994 - Law Partner, Katzen & Katzen, PA
1999 - Hearing Officer, Miami-Dade County
1988 - 1994Attorney, Law Offices of Bennett H. Brummer
1991 - 1992Attorney, Federal Public Defender's Office, Southern District of Florida
1986 - 1988Research Assistant, University of Miami School of Law

Honors & Acknowledgements

The Society of Bar and Gavel Honor Society, University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami Iron Arrow, 2001
Thomas Davison, III, Memorial Service Award, Outstanding Graduate, 2000
Social Service Award Recipient, Sacred Heart, Carrollton Miami, 1979
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Business torts and crimes; negotiation; and the judicial system