Andrew L. Weitz & Associates, a boutique firm with impressive resources, has achieved success through the thorough preparation of each case, boiling down often complex matters to their simplest form so that they are more accessible to jurors.
“I read every piece of paper in a client’s file, because I never want to go into a courtroom feeling that there is something I don’t know about a case,” Andrew Weitz says.
A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Weitz founded the firm in 2004 under the guidance of his father, the venerable Harvey Weitz, who has earned a national reputation for excellence as a trial lawyer. Andrew Weitz began his career at Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot, then the premier personal injury law firm in New York. To provide clients with more individual attention, he decided to start his own firm—a family-oriented business where he maintains an active counsel relationship with his father.
“There is deep substance behind the Weitz name,” he says. “Together, my father and I have fashioned a reputation that is highly regarded, and my goal is to make sure that the Weitz name continues to carry the weight that it has for the last 40 years.”
Weitz emphasizes that his family name has gravitas because of the work behind it, where details, diligence, and creativity on behalf of his clients’ causes have established the foundation for many record-breaking results. The firm has also achieved success for its clients through alternative dispute resolution forms such as mediation and arbitration, which clients often find less stressful than litigation.
In recognition of his skill as a trial lawyer, Weitz has been named a director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves on the boards of directors and is general counsel for the New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury and Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center. His public service has resulted in his appointment to the chairmanship of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the historic village of Roslyn, New York.
Weitz’s interest in trial law stems from having observed the effect hard work and imagination can have on restoring the balance of justice. He says that while the law cannot offer miraculous cures, it can help provide victims with enough money to live the best possible life in the face of great adversity.
“I’m more interested in my clients’ well-being, comfort, and privacy than I am in publicity. Above all, I want to see my clients smile at the end of the case because they know their grievance has been heard, understood, and fully compensated.”
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