Mary Katherine Back

Mary Katherine Back Partner

P 415 527 2806 F 415 512 6791
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Mary Katherine Back is a partner in the San Francisco office of MG+M, where she concentrates her practice on products liability and toxic torts litigation. Mary represents a broad range of clients in asbestos products liability cases in California, including manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premise owners. She is involved with all aspects of litigation, including discovery and depositions, dispositive and pre-trial motions, and trial preparation in addition to settlement and client management.

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -
    Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Clemson University, B.A. cum laude

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 motions, 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 U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal) 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. 



  • American Bar Association, 2003-Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 2008-Present
  • Queen's Bench, 2015-Present
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