Marina Kats was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979. Ms. Kats attended Temple University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. Thereafter, she attended Temple University, Beasley School of Law, receiving her Jurist Doctorate degree in 1988. Continuing her pursuits in education, in 1995, Marina Kats also graduated from Temple University, Beasley School of Law with a Masters Degree, becoming one of a handful of women nationally to receive the L.L.M. in trial advocacy. Ms. Kats currently is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey Bar Associations and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer’s Association. Ms. Kats is also on Temple University School of Law Alumni Board. In 1995, Ms. Kats founded the law firm of KATS, Jamison & Associates and today, the firm is a well-respected litigation firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.