About Our Firm

A founding partner, Mr. Leon Katzen

Our Legacy

In 1950, two World War II veterans and young attorneys, Herb Lacy and Leon Katzen, had a vision—to create a full-service regional law firm that represented each client with unmatched advocacy. They also believed in a philosophy—that being a good lawyer goes beyond the knowledge of the law and must include a dedication and caring for the clients being served. This philosophy is what brought Herb and Leon together over 72 years ago,and continues to motivate us each day towards excellence.

Today 18 attorneys and over 50 support professionals continue to serve our local, regional, and national clients with empathy and integrity. Lacy Katzen is proud and gratified to have received the highest rating of quality from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s leading reviewer of law firms. Additionally, Lacy Katzen is ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Best Law Firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Our Mission

To serve our clients with excellence each day.

Our Values

Teamwork: Working Together in a Collegial Way.

Respecting the value each of us brings to achieving the Firm’s missions and supporting each other in a friendly, honest, helpful and appreciative way.

Excellence: Excellence in All That We Do.

Demonstrating passion, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit while striving for the highest quality, most efficient results for our clients, colleagues and community.

Ethical Behavior: High Ethical Standards.

Always acting in an honest, trustworthy and credible way and holding team members accountable for their actions.

Fiscal Responsibility

We follow common sense financial practices and strive to achieve results for our clients that are economical as well as effective.  We are stewards of the Firm and strive to view things from the client’s perspective.