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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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I appreciate the fact that you people have the interest in the people who worked to keep our country strong.

- Louis A. , New York , NY

W&L Facts

  • We have earned more than $8.8 billion for our clients.
  • We won an $8 million obstetrical malpractice settlement that caused neurological deficits in a child. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • More than 10,000 clients have used us as their legal advisors. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • Our $190 million verdict in a mesothelioma case is the largest of its type in NY. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won a $75 million verdict for clients who were exposed to asbestos at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We’ve been fighting for your rights for more than 25 years. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We settled defective hip device and replacement cases totaling more than $3 billion. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • We won a $53 million verdict for brake mechanic suffering from mesothelioma. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won mesothelioma cases totaling more than $4 billion. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We worked with more than 31,000 clients who had asbestosis or pleural disease.

    Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • More than 700 clients have used us as their legal advisors. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won $1.2 million for a woman who died of a pulmonary embolism after a tummy tuck. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • We won non-malignancy cases totaling almost $1.5 billion. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We won $7 million in settlements for medical malpractice in 2013. Personal Injury and Malpractice
  • More than 50,000 clients have used us as their legal advisors.

  • We got almost $135 million from the military industry. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We earned almost $12 billion for our clients. Defective Drugs and Devices
  • We helped more than 7,000 clients from Arkansas. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • More than 2,200 pipefitters have used us as their legal advisors. Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • We got almost $40 million in settlements for dangerous birth control methods. Defective Drugs and Devices
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