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Mitchel E. Weiss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP
110 E 42nd St, Suite 1508
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-571-7171
Fax: 212-571-7174
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mitchel Ephraim Weiss is a founding partner of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, a law firm in New York, New York, where he concentrates his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice law. Mr. Weiss represents the injured and their families in the New York metropolitan area, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut. Over the three decades of his career, he has worked with many different types of personal injury cases, involving such issues as motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, construction site accidents, train and subway accidents, police brutality, poisoning from lead paint and wrongful death.

After graduating with honors from Stony Brook University, Mr. Weiss earned his law degree from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated in 1985. Admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, he also appears before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Weiss has obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He has been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of attorneys who have recovered verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more on behalf of their clients. He has been recognized among the nation’s top trial lawyers by a variety of local and national professional organizations. The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him the rating* Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished.

Mr. Weiss has been selected by his peers every year since 2015, to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list. He is also a proud member and officer of the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

Newsweek magazine named Mr. Weiss to its list of leaders in personal injury law in 2011 and the Global Directory of Who's Who named him among the top lawyers in 2015. He has also been named in the nation's top 1 percent of trial lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About Mitchel E. Weiss

First Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.sakkascahn.com/Attorneys/Mitchel-E-Weiss.shtml

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $5 million settlement for a New Jersey woman struck by a drunk driver
  • 1.425 million verdict in a products liability case involving a defective home exercise device
  • Several undisclosed substantial verdicts against local churches for sexual assaults by clergy
  • $11 million settlement during trial against a major automobile manufacturer
  • $1.24 million verdict for lead poisoning to an infant
  • $585,000 settlement during trial for an infant caused to suffer a severe shoulder injury during birth due to improper delivery techniques
  • $4.8 million settlement for an individual run over by an out of control car
  • $1.05 million verdict for a warehouse manager who fell from a defective roof
  • Successfully recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients through verdicts, mediations, arbitrations and settlements

Educational Background

  • State University of New York, Stonybrook, B.A., Honors: With Honors, 1981

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Honors/Awards

  • , American Academy Top 100 Attorneys, 2020
  • , Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , America’s Most Honored Lawyers Top 10%, 2020
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Office Location for Mitchel E. Weiss

110 E 42nd St
Suite 1508
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-571-7171

Fax: 212-571-7174

Last Updated: 8/4/2021

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