Perry Weitz co-founded Weitz & Luxenberg with Arthur Luxenberg in 1986. Weitz & Luxenberg is considered one of the most pre-eminent plaintiffs’ law firms in the country–having won over $6.5 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients in all 50 states. While the firm is best known for its asbestos litigation practice, over the years Weitz & Luxenberg has become a trailblazer in the arena of mass tort litigation, obtaining more million-dollar verdicts against pharmaceutical companies than most firms in the country.
Mr. Weitz takes a leading roll in Weitz & Luxenberg’s mass tort practice, operating as the principal settlement negotiator for the firm. He has served as a court-appointed liaison counsel for New York City and Federal asbestos litigation, New York State and Federal breast implant litigation and New York State DES litigation. In 2003, The American Lawyer Magazine named Mr. Weitz one of the nation’s top 45 attorneys under 45. Since 2005, New York Magazine has annually selected Mr. Weitz as one of the area’s “Best Lawyers,” and beginning in 2006, he has repeatedly earned the title of “Super Lawyer” from a rating service that selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. In 2011, Mr. Weitz received the “Champion of Justice Award” from the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and in 2011 and 2012, he was named New York City’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of mass torts litigation and class-action lawsuits on the plaintiffs’ side by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession.
Mr. Weitz was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985, having received his law degree from Hofstra University Law School in 1983 and a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University in 1981. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Legal Aid Society and Jewish Lawyer Guild. Mr. Weitz also chairs the Tort and General Negligence sections of the New York County Lawyers Association and is a member of the Mass Tort Committee of the American Association for Justice.
- Cantaloupe Listeriosis
- Eczema Drugs
- Hip Implants
- Knee Replacement
- Pelvic Mesh
- Shoulder Pain Pumps
Verdicts & Settlements
Estate of Brown v. Bendix
- Verdict, $53.5 Million–for the family of a 52-year-old man who died after being exposed to defendant’s asbestos products.
Corteau v. Consol. Edison. Inc., No. 118793/01 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
- Verdict, $47.1 Million–for a power plant worker who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during the late 1960s and 1970s while working at Consolidated Edison Inc. and Long Island Lighting Co.
Anderson v. Crown Cork, et al., No. 15679/87 (N.Y. County)
- Verdict, $1.5 Million–for decedent’s wife bringing a survival claim under the New York Revival Statute for her husband’s mesothelioma-caused death.