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"My goal is fully protecting a client’s interests, while obtaining the most favorable result on the client’s behalf."

E. Laurence Kates



Philadelphia Office
Centre Square, West Tower
1500 Market Street, Suite 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215.735.7200
Fax: 215.735.1714

E. Laurence Kates has three decades of experience in his fields of law which enables him to represent clients in a variety of matters.  He joined MSZL&M in 2010.  He also serves as Judge Pro Tem for Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

A Philadelphia native, Mr. Kates and his family live in Cherry Hill, NJ.  He enjoys watching his son’s college soccer team’s matches, following Manchester City Football Club and the English Premier League, and spending time with family and friends.


  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Automobile & First Party Litigation
  • Premises Liability


  • Villanova University, B.S. Accounting
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.


  • Pennsylvania State
  • New Jersey State
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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