Eric H. Weitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Weitz Firm, LLC
 | 1528 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267-587-6240
Fax: 215-689-0875
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric H. Weitz is the founder and owner of The Weitz Firm, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of trial experience, Mr. Weitz serves clients throughout the Philadelphia metro region, the surrounding communities of southwestern New Jersey and nationally who face complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Medical negligence
  • Motor vehicle and trucking accidents
  • Construction and work site injuries
  • Insurance bad faith disputes
  • Products liability claims and consumer protection
  • Business torts
  • Premises liability claims
  • Commercial litigation
  • Health care litigation

A 1989 cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Weitz attended Villanova University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1992 and his license to practice from the Pennsylvania Bar Association that same year.

He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the District of Colorado. In addition, he practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Weitz is a member of numerous professional legal organizations, and he currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and on the executive committee for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

He is a former governor for the Philadelphia Bar Association and served as Chair of the Board as well as being a former House of Delegates member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a member of The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc., the American Association for Justice and The Temple American Inn of Court, among several others.

Recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region, Mr. Weitz is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is also a fellow with the Academy of Advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2018

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About Eric Weitz

Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.theweitzfirm.com/about-us

Honors and Awards:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Named "Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine, 2007-2017
  • Named "Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine, 2005
  • Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine
  • Top 100 in Philadelphia, 2011-2017
  • Top 100 in Pennsylvania, 2011-2017
  • Named One of America's Best Lawyers, 2015-2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Certificate in Patient Safety, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Temple American Inn of Court, Executive Committee, 2012-2014
  • Temple American Inn of Court, 2005-2017
  • Temple American Inn of Court, 1994-1997
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Planning Committee, Co-Course Planner for Plenary Session Philadelphia Lawyer's Club, 2010-2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Planning Committee, Co-Course Planner for Plenary Session Philadelphia Lawyer's Club, 1996-2000
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Planning Committee, Bench Bar Conference, 2011
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Medico-Legal Sub-Committee, Co-Chair, 2011
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Professional Liability Sub-committee, Co-Chair, 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Member, 2005-Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, State Civil Rules Committee, Member, 1995-2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division Charity Golf Outing, Co-Chair, 1999-2000
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Member, 1998-2000
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Secretary, 1999
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Compulsory Arbitration Committee, Chairman, 1997
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Executive Director Search Committee, 2012-2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, Investigator, 2009-2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, Board Member, 2016
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, Chairman, 2017
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, Member, 2014-Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, Elections Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, Vice Chairman, 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, Chairman, 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, Governor, 2012-2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Attorney Discipline Study Committee, Member, May 1996-1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, Member, 1997
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, Member, 2005-2008
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Golf Outing Committee, Co-Chair, 2003-2017
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, Co-Chair, 2010-2017
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2009-2017
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, Chair, 2013-2016
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2016-2017
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Member, 2010-2017
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Membership Task Force/Strategic Planning Committee, Vice-Chair, 2011-Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Philadelphia Captain of the Membership Committee, 2007-2016
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Bad Faith Committee, Co-Chair, 2010-2014
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Board of Governors, Member, 2007-Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Eastern Caucus Whip, 2011-2016
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Executive Committee, Member 2011-2017
  • The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Member, 2013-Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, New Jersey, Automobile Insurance Reparations Committee, Member
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), Coordinator and Co-Host of National Mock Trial Competition (Regionals), 1998
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Pennsylvania Legislature, 11 Directors of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Executive Committee, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Chairman, Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, New Jersey Association
  • Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • Philadelphia Lawyers Club
  • Temple American Inn of Court
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million/Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • US District Court – District of Colorado
  • US District Court – District of New Jersey
  • US District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals – Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Big Brother, 2009-Present
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Strategic Planning, Vice President, 2010-2013
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Merger Committee, Member
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Board of Directors, Member, 2009-Present
  • Presbytery of Philadelphia, Head Start Learning Tree, Policy Council Member
  • Temple Adath Israel, Tuttleman Leadership Institute, Fellow, 2008
  • Temple Adath Israel, Treasurer, Men's Club, 2003-2006
  • Temple Adath Israel, Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Chair, 2010-2012
  • Temple Adath Israel, Board of Directors, 2004-2012
  • American Jewish Congress, Board Observer, 1995-1996
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Cardozo Section, Co-Chair, 1995-1996
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Young Leadership Committee, Board Member, 1995-1998
  • Homeless Advocacy Project, Volunteer Attorney
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Volunteer Attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Indigent Program, Volunteer Attorney
  • Brandeis Law Foundation, Executive Committee, Member, 2013-Present
  • Brandeis Law Society (formerly the Tau Epsilon Rho Legal Fraternity), Executive Committee, 1997-Present
  • Patient Advocacy Foundation, Primary Resource Attorney of the National Legal Resource Network, 2003-2012
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Board of Directors, Member, Appointed by Pennsylvania Legislature, 2013-Present
  • Academy of Advocacy, Fellow

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, New York, Bachelor of Science, Major: Television, Radio and Film Management, Honors: Cum Laude, Honors: Recipient of Robert Costas Scholarship for Excellence in Broadcast Writing - 1987, Honors: Dean's List - Fall 1987-Spring 1989, Honors: Daniel Heumann Fund For Spinal Cord Research (SU), President, May, 1989
Office Location for Eric H. Weitz

1528 Walnut Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 267-587-6240

Fax: 215-689-0875

 

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Last Updated: 6/13/2018

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