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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Eric H. Weitz is the founder of The Weitz Firm, LLC. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, and he also has experience in bad faith and other insurance coverage disputes as well as other types of civil litigation. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1992, Mr. Weitz is also admitted to practice before all New Jersey state courts.

    In his personal injury practice, Mr. Weitz assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, defective products, construction site accidents, premises liability and motor vehicle crashes. During his career, Mr. Weitz has been able to recover millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies. Some of his representative results have included a $28.7 million jury verdict for a child who was rendered a paraplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident and a $15.1 million award in a mass tort case for mothers who took seizure medications during their pregnancy and whose children incurred birth defects as a result.

    These and other successes have earned Mr. Weitz a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including being selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He is also a life member of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Weitz received his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1992 from Villanova University School of Law.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Business Litigation
    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 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2020

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    About Eric Weitz

    Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.theweitzfirm.com/About/Eric-H-Weitz.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named One of America's Best Lawyers, 2015-2017
    • Top 100 in Pennsylvania, 2011-2017
    • Named "Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Top 100 in Philadelphia, 2011-2017
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
    • Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    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
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    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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