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Paul Weitz is an outstanding trial lawyer who has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts including $12 million for the mother of a brain damaged baby who lived only 12 days. In another medical malpractice case against NYCHHC that Paul tried, the jury awarded $5.2 million to the family of a brain damaged child.
An honors graduate of Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1985), Paul was a partner with the prominent personal injury law firm Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot for ten years. Prior to becoming a partner with Weitz, Kleinick & Weitz, he practiced with his own firm for three years.
Paul is the co-author of the book Art of Summation, published by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. This book analyzes successful jury summations by eleven of the nation's most successful lawyers.
Highly experienced in complex litigation, Paul handles medical malpractice, products liability, construction accidents, premises liability, and automobile accident cases. In an elevator accident, he obtained $1.5 million for a 79-year-old woman who tripped and fell because the elevator was not level. In a hit-and-run case involving a charter bus that struck and killed a 58-year-old woman, the jury awarded $1.05 million to her estate.
Paul was selected to 2010 New York Super Lawyers for personal injury plaintiff - general. Only 5% of lawyers in the state of New York are chosen for this honor each year. Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters, rates outstanding lawyers through a multi-phase, selection process which includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led, research staff at Super Lawyers, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Paul is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and has lectured at numerous bar associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the New York State Bar Association.
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