Eric H. Weitz

The Weitz Firm, LLC
The Weitz Firm, LLC
1528 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA United States 19102
PhiladelphiaPA 19102
267-587-6240
Website

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Catastrophic Injury

Medical Negligence

Motor Vehicle and Trucking

Construction Site and Workplace Injuries

Insurance Bad Faith

Consumer Claims & Business Torts

Premises Liability

Commercial Litigation

Healthcare Litigation


EDUCATION

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PennsylvaniaJ.D. cum laude – 1992The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse UniversityB.S. cum laude – 1989Honors: Robert Costas Scholarship for Excellence in Broadcast WritingMajor: Television, Radio/Film Management


HONORS AND AWARDS

SuperLawyer by Philadelphia Magazine, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017Top 100 in Pennsylvania, 2011 – 2017Named One of America’s Best Lawyers®, 2015 – 2017


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – PresentAcademy of Advocacy, FellowMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, Life MemberTemple American Inn of Court, 1994-1995, 1996-1997, 2005-2017Temple American Inn of Court, Executive Committee, 2012 – 2014American Trial Lawyers Association – New Jersey, Automobile Insurance Reparations Committee MemberThe Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Member, 2013 – PresentPennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Executive Committee Member, 2011 – PresentPennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Eastern Caucus Whip, 2011 – 2016Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Member, Board of Governors, 2007 – PresentPennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Co-Chair of PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, 2015 – PresentPennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Co-Chair of the Bad Faith Committee, 2010 – 2014Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Philadelphia Captain of the Membership Committee, 2007 – 2016Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Vice-Chair, Membership Task Force/Strategic Planning Com., 2011 – PresentPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2010 – PresentPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2016 – 2017Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair of PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, 2015 – PresentPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Membership Committee, 2013 – 2016Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Advocacy Committee, 2009 – PresentPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 – PresentPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 40th Anniversary CelebrationPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Annual Golf Outing Committee, 2003 – PresentPennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2005 – 2008Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 1997 – PresentPennsylvania Bar Association, Member of Attorney Discipline Study Committee, 1996 – 1999Philadelphia Bar Association, Governor, Board of Governors, 2012 – 2014Philadelphia Bar Association, Chairman of the Board, 2014 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Vice Chairman of the Board, 2013 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Elections Committee, MemberPhiladelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, 2014 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Chairman, 2017 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Investigator, 2009 – 2015Philadelphia Bar Association, Executive Director Search Committee, 2012 – 2013Philadelphia Bar Association, Chairman, Compulsory Arbitration Committee, 1997 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Secretary, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, 1999 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Member, 1998 – 2000Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division Charity Golf Outing, 1999 – 2000Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, State Civil Rules Committee, 1995 – 2005Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Civil Litigation Section, 2005 – PresentPhiladelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Professional Liability Sub-committeePhiladelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Medico-Legal Sub-CommitteePhiladelphia Bar Association, Planning Committee, 2011 Bench Bar ConferencePhiladelphia Bar Association, Co-Course Planner for Plenary Session


PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Messa & Associates, P.C., Co-Managing Partner, 2011 – 2016Weitz Garfinkle Datz, LLC, Found and Member, 2006 – 2011Layser & Freiwald, P.C., Associate, 2003 – 2006Law Offices of Andrew D. Stern, P.C., Of Counsel, 1998 – 2003Garfinkle & Associates, P.C., Of Counsel and Associate, 1994 – 2011Cozen & O’Connor, P.C., Associate, 1992 – 1994


PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Patient Safety AuthorityVolunteer Attorney Homeless Advocacy ProjectVolunteer Attorney Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance ProjectVolunteer Lawyers for the Indigent ProgramBrandeis Law Foundation, Executive Committee Member, 2013 – PresentBrandeis Law Society, Executive Committee, 1997 – PresentPhiladelphia Lawyer’s Club, 1996 – 2000, 2010 – 2015Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Young Leadership Committee Board Member, 1995 – 1996, 1997 – 1998Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Cardozo Section Co-Chair, 1995 – 1996American Jewish Congress, Board Observer, 1995 – 1996Temple Adath Israel, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2012Temple Adath Israel, Chair, Nominating Committee, 2010 – 2012Temple Adath Israel, Treasurer, Men’s Club, 2003 – 2006Temple Adath Israel, Fellow, Tuttleman Leadership Institute, 2008 – PresentPresbytery of Philadelphia – Head Start Learning Tree, Policy Council MemberJewish Learning Venture, Member, Board of Directors, 2009 – PresentJewish Learning Venture, Merger Committee MemberJewish Learning Venture, Vice President of Strategic Planning, 2010 – 2013Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Big Brother, 2009 – Present




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