Mr. Weitz is a founding partner of the NYC-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. (‘W&L’), one of the most preeminent plaintiffs’ law firms in the country and New York’s largest mass tort and personal injury law firm. Over the past 25 years, W&L has obtained billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements representing tens of thousands of victims in individual and class action litigation. As a result of the extraordinary success of W&L, Mr. Weitz has assumed a leading role in state and national cases involving asbestos poisoning, breast and hip implants, pharmaceutical recalls, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, general negligence, construction accidents, premises liability, toxic substance exposure, environmental pollutants, and consumer fraud, and is a top courtroom advocate, respected legal scholar and skilled manager of complex litigation. W&L has been featured by The National Law Journal on its “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” as one of the country’s 25 most respected law firms and in Litigation 2004 as one of the sixteen most successful plaintiffs’ firms in America. American Lawyer magazine also featured Mr. Weitz as one of the nation’s top 45 attorneys under 45. Mr. Weitz was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1985, having received his law degree from Hofstra University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University. He is currently Chairperson of the New York County Lawyers Association and a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.