Your Well-Being
Is Our Top Priority
Set Up Your Free Consultation
Norberto Katz

Norberto S. Katz

Partner

Norberto is a partner of Veliz Katz Law located in Orlando. During the first part of his career, he practiced law in the Central Florida areas specializing in Family, Probate and Guardianship Law. Later he was appointed a Judicial Hearing Officer and Special Magistrate in Orange and Osceola Counties, before returning to the practice of law at Veliz Katz Law. Norberto focuses his practice on Probate and Guardianship litigation.

Norberto is a shareholder of Veliz Katz Law located in Orlando. During the first part of his career, he practiced law in the Central Florida areas specializing in Family, Probate and Guardianship Law. Later he was appointed a Judicial Hearing Officer and Special Magistrate in Orange, and Osceola Counties, serving in the Family and Juvenile Divisions for over 18 years before returning to the practice of law at Veliz Katz Law, bringing his vast experience and knowledge to the firm.

Norberto has held numerous leadership roles in the legal field, including Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, President of the George C. Young Inn of Court, President of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Chairman of the Family Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association and as a Founding Member and first President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. He has also lectured at seminars on Family Law and was the first Judicial Hearing Officer in Florida to be selected as a Track Leader for Family Law for the Advanced Judicial Studies program for Florida's judiciary.

Norberto is also committed to serving the Central Florida community, including, among others, having served as President of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Chair of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida and as a Board member of the Howard Phillips Center for Families and Children, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center and the YMCA Hispanic Achievers Program.

For his hard work and dedication, Norberto has received numerous prestigious awards including The Florida Bar President's Award, the Judge J.C. “Jake Stone” Legal Aid Society Service Award, and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Norberto is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Mississippi College School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Norberto also speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently.



Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

Education

  • J.D. - Mississippi College School of Law, 1984

  • B.A. - University of Central Florida, 1981

    • Political Science

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar

    • Family Law Section

      • Executive Council, 2002-Present

      • Chair, 2013-2014

    • Rules and Forms Committee, Past Chair

    • Legislation Committee, Past Chair

    • Support Issues Committee, Past Chair

    • Family Law Rules Committee, 2004-2008; 2017-Present

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida

  • The George C. Young American Inn of Court, 2000-Present

    • President, 2007-2009

    • Board Member, 2002-2015

  • Orange County Bar Association, 1984-Present

    • Chair, Family Law Committee, 1999-2001

    • Law-Related Education Committee, 2002-2004

  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.

    • Board Member, 2007-2014

    • Secretary, 2009-2011

    • President, 2012-2013

  • Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

    • Board Member, 2001-2005

Awards

  • The George C. Young American Inn of Court James Glazebrook Award as the outstanding Inns of Court member for 2009

  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Chair's Award of Excellence, 2007, 2008, and 2010

  • Jefferson Public Service Award for outstanding service to the Mental Health Association, 2002

  • Orange County Teen Court Thomas Kirk Founders' Award, 1998-1999

  • YMCA Hispanic Achiever Award, 2002

  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Don Quixote Award for Legal Professional of the Year, 2000

  • The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 1997

  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Judge “J.C. Jake” Stone Distinguished Service Award, 1997

  • Guardian Ad Litem of the Year, 1993

  • Legal Aid Society Award of Excellence, 1992