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Weitz & Luxenberg: Three Decades of Elite Legal Work

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. was formed by partners Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg. Founded with the goal of providing top-flight legal services to clients injured by negligent companies and people, the firm took root in New York and immediately propelled Weitz and Luxenberg to success, earning them a reputation as public champions. That reputation remains strong and is still growing today.

Weitz & Luxenberg – A Commitment to Your Success

At W&L, we consider ourselves to be among the best law firms in the world at taking a client’s case and achieving the result they want. There are hundreds of firms that practice the same kind of law that we do, but very few who do as well for their clients.


W&L and its top-flight litigators have been recognized with dozens of awards and recognitions that reflect the elite level of our legal work. Our lawyers are regularly recognized with “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers” distinctions, honors that are handed out by legal publications. Our lawyers also serve on the leadership committees of some of the largest multidistrict litigations in the nation and the committees of multiple asbestos bankruptcy trusts.

Firm History

One of W&L’s first major legal successes involved winning a multimillion verdict on behalf of 36 men who worked for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It had been an important shipbuilding facility since before World War II, but was filled with dangerous asbestos-laden products. Hundreds of workers were exposed, and years later many came to W&L for representation.

In a landmark trial, W&L won a $75 million verdict for the men of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, sending a historic message to the asbestos industry and ensuring that their clients could move forward free of financial worries.

Growing Every Day

W&L has continued to build on this tradition of success, growing as a firm both in size and resources. W&L today has more than 85 lawyers working in world-class facilities located in New York, Los Angeles, and Cherry Hill, N.J., outside of Philadelphia. (Contact our offices).

W&L’s practice areas have expanded to include litigations for unsafe medicines and defective medical devices, negligence and personal injury cases, environmental law, consumer protection and a host of other complicated litigation areas in addition to asbestos law. The firm has helped secure landmark results in each of these areas, from a record-setting $190 million asbestos verdict in 2013, to a string of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients injured by defective drugs and medical devices, to the $7.8 billion settlement with BP in the Gulf Oil Spill litigation.

A Trusted Partner

W&L has evolved into one of the most comprehensive and resource-rich plaintiff’s firms in the nation, with the ability to provide elite legal services across a broad spectrum of practices.

We have cultivated a strong relationship with a network of referring attorneys and a bond of trust with thousands of thankful clients.

Recent W&L Results

  • $20 Million

    The family of a former Navy shipfitter who died earlier this year of mesothelioma received a verdict of against a manufacturer of boilers that were insulated with asbestos.

  • $1 Billion

    W&L's Ellen Relkin, as lead counsel in the NJ Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem litigation, played a key role in negotiating the more than $1 billion settlement. Most qualifying plaintiffs will receive $300,000 or more.

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Mesothelioma and Asbestos

W&L = responsive and attentive to client phone calls. They "take care of business" promptly and have a professional and friendly staff. This is so important to us, as we live many miles away from their NY or LA main offices!

- Jack and Penny K. , Santa Maria , CA

W&L Facts

  • Our $190 million verdict in a mesothelioma case is the largest of its type in NY. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Our largest single personal injury settlement was for $6 million. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Almost 1,700 boilermakers have used us as their legal advisors. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won a $47 million verdict for a boilermaker who died from mesothelioma. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won $1.1 million settlement for the family of a man who wasn’t told he had colon cancer until it was too late. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Our largest total settlement amount for one client was $6 million. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We got $1.8 million from the aviation industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We’ve been fighting for your rights for more than 25 years. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • Some clients get multiple settlements. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • We’ve been fighting for your rights for more than 25 years.
  • We won non-malignancy cases totaling almost $1.5 billion. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won mesothelioma cases totaling more than $4 billion. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won $7 million in settlements for medical malpractice in 2013. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We settled harmful medication cases totaling more than $10 billion. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • We have 3 offices serving our clients in all 50 states.
  • We helped clients from all 50 states. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • More than 700 clients have used us as their legal advisors. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • More than 50,000 clients have used us as their legal advisors.

  • Our team has more than a dozen lawyers. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • We worked with more than 550 clients with hip replacement problems. Defective Drugs and Devices
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