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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 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

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

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Perry Weitz

First Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.weitzlux.com/attorney-profiles/weitz-perry/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Honors/Awards

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

700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Phone: 866-390-0866

Fax: 212-344-5461

Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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