Perry Weitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
 | 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Phone: 866-390-0866
Fax: 212-344-5461
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%)
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    As a co-founding member of Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, Perry Weitz is committed to representing clients across the country, including those in New York, New York. He dedicates his practice to handling personal injury law cases that involve mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, as well as defective medical devices, environmental pollution and malpractice.

    In 1983, Mr. Weitz graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.

    All his life, Mr. Weitz has had a passion for righting wrongs. Today, he represents victims of negligence who suffer from or have lost loved ones to asbestos-related illnesses. He considers it a privilege to help others, channeling his energy into fighting for compensation to help clients move forward with their lives.

    In negotiations or litigation, Mr. Weitz makes his clients’ best interests a priority. During his career, he has obtained verdicts that total roughly half a billion dollars, as well as millions of dollars in more than 1,000 settlements. In one case, he represented 36 shipyard workers who had contracted mesothelioma. Mr. Weitz was so dedicated to the lawsuit that he mortgaged his home to pay for the necessary legal research. The result was a $75 million award for the victims.

    For his successes, he has been named in New York Magazine as a Top Rated Lawyer, and Public Justice honored him with its Champion of Justice award.

    A frequent guest speaker, Mr. Weitz serves on the board of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and he has served on boards of Public Justice, the Jewish Lawyers Guild and The Legal Aid Society. He also is a member of the American Association for Justice.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Medical Devices, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Perry Weitz

    Admitted: 1985, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • New York City Lawyer of the Year, 2012
    • Champion of Justice, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2011
    • Best Lawyers, New York Magazine, 2005
    • Super Lawyer

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Mass Tort Committee, American Association for Justice
    • Chair, Tort and General Negligence sections, New York County Lawyers Association
    • Board, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
    • Board, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court, NY Southern & Eastern, 1986
    • New York, 1985

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Men's Division Executive Committee, Children's Medical Fund
    • Member, Men’s Division Executive Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
    • Board of Trustees, North Shore University Hospital
    • Board, Jewish Lawyer Guild
    • Board, Legal Aid Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guided attendees of an American Conference Institute lecture through the intricacies of the then-newest innovative techniques to resolve complex tort litigation, 1996
    • Co-chaired symposium and lectured on the topic of emerging trends in asbestos litigation, 2008
    • Co-chaired and moderated a roundtable discussion featuring prominent jurists and their cutting-edge insights from the bench regarding asbestos litigation, 2011, 2012


    • George vs. Celotex Corp., reported in 914 F.2d 26, 31 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 30, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH)P. 12,644 (2nd Cir. (N.Y.), Sep 13, 1990)

    Educational Background:

    • George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts Program, 1981
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    700 Broadway
    New York, NY 10003

    Phone: 866-390-0866

    Fax: 212-344-5461

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