Joshua L. Weisberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C.
 | 20 North Clark Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-327-9880
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Joshua L. Weisberg is a full time trial lawyer whose practice is dedicated exclusively to representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases including lawsuits arising out of medical malpractice, semi truck and motor vehicle accidents, work injury and construction accidents, aviation accidents, and product liability. Mr. Weisberg has chosen to dedicate his career solely to representing those harmed by the negligence of others in order to help obtain justice for those who have been wronged, and to help make the community safer by enforcing public safety standards.

Mr. Weisberg has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through verdicts and settlements. Mr. Weisberg’s most recent trial verdicts include a record setting $4,300,000 verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death case involving a woman who bled to death in the recovery room after surgery in DeKalb County, Illinois, and a record setting $4,160,000 verdict as lead trial attorney on behalf of a 26 year old man who sustained a fractured femur in a fall in Dupage County, Illinois.

Mr. Weisberg is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).* Mr. Weisberg’s accomplishments have also been recognized by Thomson Reuters which selected him as a "Super Lawyer" in its 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of Illinois Super Lawyers. Mr. Weisberg has received a perfect 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Mr. Weisberg has also been named one of Illinois' Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Weisberg has also had tremendous success in the state and federal appellate courts. In addition to successfully representing the rights of his individual clients, in Bausch v Stryker Corp., Mr. Weisberg briefed, argued, and won a major landmark decision on behalf of victims of defective medical devices in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. 

In addition to his successful practice, Mr. Weisberg has published articles on a number of legal topics, and he has given presentations at industry related seminars and events. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

* Board certification is not required to practice law in Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize specialties in the practice of law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (60%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Joshua Weisberg

Admitted 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage: www.rapoportlaw.com/Our-Attorneys/Joshua-L-Weisberg.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), 2016
  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, University of Illinois College of Law, 2005
  • Voted "Best Brief" and "Best Overall", Frederick Green Moot Court Competition, University of Illinois College of Law, 2004
  • One of Illinois' Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2005
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • The Chancellor's List

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2006
  • Illinois, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • AIPAC Young Leaders Council, 2011
  • Judge for Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Advanced Trial Advocacy final trial, 2011
  • Jewish United Fund, Chair of Young Lawyers' Group 
  • AIPAC, Washington Club
  • Member, Young Leaders Board for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Co-Chair of Mentoring and Law Student Relations, Young Lawyers' Group, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • This article provides a general summary of the available personal injury and wrongful death compensatory damages in Illinois.  , Author, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Compensatory Damages in Illinois, Benchmark Litigation, 2011
  • This work explains the importance of a case I argued and won in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court held that people injured by defective medical devices which were granted pre-market approval by the FDA have the right to bring claims against the manufacturer for damages based on the manufacturer's violation of federal law., Author, Bausch v. Stryker Corp.: A Major Victory for Plaintiffs in Medical Device Cases, Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • This work focuses on the need for better enforcement of the sterile cockpit rule and the role violations of the sterile cockpit rule have played in recent airplane crashes., Co-author, Small Talk in the Cockpit is a Big Problem Requiring More Than Just Lip Service, CCH INCORPORATED, Aviation, 2007
  • Speaker, Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation, National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, National Business Institute
  • "Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Illinois: Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful Death Actions. (chapter 6)", IICLE - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $4,300,000 record wrongful death verdict in DeKalb County, IL (case involved medical malpractice), 2014
  • $4,160,000 record verdict for serviceman who fell from forklift, 2012
  • $2,000,000 verdict for factory worker injured by press, 2010
  • $2,251,954.71 verdict for wrongful death of 76 year old man in auto accident, 2009
  • $1.55 Million verdict in personal injury case arising out of semi-tractor-trailer crash, 2009
  • $1,000,000 policy limit settlement for worker injured after falling at construction site, 2008
  • $2,000,000 verdict for wrongful death of 9 year old girl in collision with personal watercraft, 2007
  • $2 million verdict in a personal injury case involving a factory worker injured by a defective press
  • $2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case arising out of a personal watercraft accident in Rockford, Illinois

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., 2002
Office Location for Joshua L. Weisberg

20 North Clark Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-327-9880

 

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Last Updated: 6/14/2016

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