Mary Katherine Back

Mary Katherine Back Partner

P 415 527 2806
101 Montgomery Street
Suite 2850
San Francisco, CA 94104
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2850, San Francisco, CA 94104

Mary Katherine Back is a partner in the San Francisco office of MG+M, where she concentrates her practice on general liability, products liability, and labor and employment. Mary represents a broad range of clients in California and in other jurisdictions as national coordinating counsel. She is involved with all aspects of litigation, including discovery and depositions, dispositive and pre-trial motions, trial preparation and settlement.

Prior to joining MG+M, Mary was a senior litigation associate responsible for the management of a significant number of high-profile state and federal asbestos cases on behalf of a Fortune 500 company where she handled all law and motion, key depositions, and settlements.

Mary clerked for the Justices of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts immediately upon completion of law school. While in law school, Mary clerked for the Honorable Napoleon A. Jones, Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of California and was also an editorial writer for the nationally published Lawyers Weekly newspaper.

Mary is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of California. 

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD
  • Clemson University, BA, cum laude


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2007


  • MG+M Pro Bono Committee, Co-Chair
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association, 2005-Present
  • Member of the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco | Pro Bono Legal Services Program 2018 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2003-Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 2008-Present
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