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  • Phan Alvarado : Associate Attorney

    Phan Alvarado

    Associate Attorney
    "Many of my clients are or were steamfitters. So is my husband — he’s a steamfitter, too. Being married to one makes me that much more connected to the work I do on behalf of asbestos-exposure victims — and that much more passionate about seeing justice done for them. I know exactly how hard these guys work. I also know how enraging it is for them — after having spent decades toiling and building for their retirements — to now be fighting to stay alive instead of enjoying their sunset years doing the things they always dreamed about doing. It’s not fair at all that they’ve been robbed of their retirement dreams by toxic substances. I’m grateful for the opportunity to try and make things right for them. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Benno Ashrafi : Managing Attorney

    Benno Ashrafi

    Managing Attorney
    "Weitz & Luxenberg Los Angeles is able to get great results for so many clients because, one, we have people with the right blend of credentials and backgrounds and, two, we enjoy national reach through our offices in New York, New Jersey and other locations, which cumulatively gives us leverage that’s hard to equal. As for me, personally, there aren’t too many jobs where you really get to help hard-working people who are so deserving. Asbestos cancer shatters people’s lives. I can’t make the injury or its consequences go away, but I can help give them back some of their lost dignity and stolen worth. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Susan Barlow

    Associate Attorney
    "Our clients spent their lives working hard to take care of their families. Being forced to suffer from an asbestos-related cancer is a terrible price to pay for some corporation’s wrongdoing. Helping our clients and their families achieve some measure of justice and making these corporations face accountability is the most satisfying aspect of my work at Weitz & Luxenberg. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Peter Beirne : Associate Attorney

    Peter Beirne

    Associate Attorney
    "Not in every field of law do you have clients who have suffered such a significant injury by no fault of their own. Helping those injured and their families through this time and assisting them in holding those responsible accountable for the injury is the most satisfying aspect of asbestos litigation. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • James Bilsborrow : Associate Attorney

    James Bilsborrow

    Associate Attorney
    "One of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had at Weitz & Luxenberg involved helping create a medical class-action settlement for victims of the BP oil spill cleanup. Their plight was deeply troubling to me because, without our involvement on their behalf, they stood to receive nothing in the way of compensation for chemical-based exposure injuries they had suffered. They likely would have been simply forgotten and neglected. Instead, they will now be entitled to receive preventive care and mental health treatment, in accordance with a protocol we secured for them. It’s a victory they and, really, all of the Gulf Coast deserved. What it shows when you get right down to it is that dedicated advocates like those you find here at Weitz & Luxenberg can make a difference on behalf of their clients. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Ambre Brandis

    Associate Attorney
    "The most satisfying aspect of my work as an asbestos attorney is helping families. For the most part, these families are blue collar. I come from a blue-collar family — my father, grandfathers, uncles, and cousins, all of them had blue-collar jobs. I know that these men work extremely hard to support their families. It distresses me that the manufacturers of the products, equipment and materials didn’t take the time to warn these men of the dangers of asbestos. I understand that filing a lawsuit can be a stressful experience and I do my best to make sure my clients feel as comfortable as possible. I treat every client the way I would want my dad or grandfather to be treated. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Christopher Branyik : Client Liaison

    Christopher Branyik

    Client Liaison

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Mark D. Bratt : Associate Attorney

    Mark D. Bratt

    Associate Attorney
    "What matters most to me about my work is the opportunity to represent real people with real problems, people whose lives have been devastated by corporate greed and misconduct. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • John McN. Broaddus : Associate Attorney

    John McN. Broaddus

    Associate Attorney
    "My job as a plaintiff’s lawyer is to seek justice on behalf of people injured by defective products or fraudulent conduct, and to help them regain at least some of what they’ve lost. Success in that regard requires approaching each case with a meticulously planned strategy, intimate knowledge of the law, and tireless dedication to the job. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Venus Burns : Associate Attorney

    Venus Burns

    Associate Attorney
    "Ever since I was young, I have been dedicated to fighting for justice. That is one of the reasons I wanted to work at Weitz & Luxenberg. This firm has an outstanding reputation for compassionate service to clients. Our law offices are home to an extremely intelligent and hard-working team of individuals. Everyone at this firm fights day and night in order to obtain victory for our clients. Our clients, in our eyes are family, who are facing the greatest challenge of their lives. We will always be there to support them in their time of need. Asbestos disease kills our families, justice must be served. Weitz & Luxenberg understands the adversity that our clients are going though and we will be with them every step of the way. We are passionate attorneys who care. I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful law firm. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Patti L. Burshtyn : Associate Attorney

    Patti L. Burshtyn

    Associate Attorney
    "The personal relationships I develop with my clients are the most satisfying aspect of my work. Even though it’s heartbreaking to work with cancer victims — most of whom are very sick and will at some point pass away — it’s my responsibility to help them because this is their time of true need. They were only doing their jobs, yet they fell prey to one of the asbestos cancers — and it happened because irresponsible companies chose to gamble with their health. They won’t get back their health, but as their attorney I can help give them peace of mind in knowing that their families will be financially secure. And I’m glad that I can make the process of suing less intimidating. Being able to make people’s lives a little better at a terrible time, that’s the aspect of being a lawyer that makes me most proud. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Lisa Nathanson Busch

    Managing Attorney

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Sagar Chadha : Associate Attorney

    Sagar Chadha

    Associate Attorney
    "The most satisfying aspect of working as a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney is the opportunity it gives me to fight for working-class Americans and help them in their struggles with asbestos-related illnesses. The wrongs done by asbestos defendants can never be fully righted, but finding ways to hold those corporations accountable can at the very least provide solace to the victims of asbestos exposures, and to their families. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Thomas M. Comerford : Associate Attorney

    Thomas M. Comerford

    Associate Attorney
    "The practice of law in the context of mass-tort litigation is, in practical reality, a dynamic, communal activity, and necessarily so, for the needs of our clients demand a law firm capable of highly focused, precise, and timely legal work to right the devastating wrongs they have experienced at the hands of those interests responsible. Weitz & Luxenberg has assembled a uniquely effective, collegial, litigation team that is equipped to provide meaningful help to our clients and their families who demand justice. I am honored to have a hand in it. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Adam Cooper

    Associate Attorney
    "What happens to someone who develops mesothelioma, what happens to that person and his or her loved ones because of some corporation’s wrongdoing, is beyond tragic. That’s why I’m so very, very grateful for the opportunity each and every day to provide some measure of justice for the victims of asbestos. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Teresa Curtin : Associate Attorney

    Teresa Curtin

    Associate Attorney
    "While I love the intellectual challenge of doing complicated medical device and pharmaceutical drug litigations, what motivates me and keeps me going is the opportunity to help individuals and families. I consider myself very privileged to be in the position I am to be of service to those in need. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Christopher Dalbey : Associate Attorney

    Christopher Dalbey

    Associate Attorney
    "It gives me great satisfaction to know that I’m helping my clients as individuals and as members of a class of victims by working to improve the safety of both our environment and the consumer marketplace. My mission is to help those who otherwise would not have a means of redress against corporate wrongdoing, to bring justice to people who were harmed through no fault of their own. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Benjamin Darche : Associate Attorney

    Benjamin Darche

    Associate Attorney
    "One of the most important things to know about Weitz & Luxenberg is that all the attorneys really care about their clients. They want the same things that their clients want: justice. Caring attorneys, a desire to see the right things done. That’s a winning combination. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Lindsay Decicco : Associate Attorney

    Lindsay Decicco

    Associate Attorney
    "Fighting for our clients is the most satisfying aspect of what we do at Weitz & Luxenberg. Our clients are people who did nothing but work hard to earn a living and, as a result of their dedication to their respective jobs or occupations, they were poisoned. Many of our clients come from the same generation as my grandparents. That’s a rugged and strong generation of people, and to see them suffer rather than be rewarded for their years of hard work is devastating; it’s a real motivator for me. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Adam S. Dreksler : Associate Attorney

    Adam S. Dreksler

    Associate Attorney
    "When someone has developed an asbestos-related disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, due to their prior asbestos exposure, it is my job to help the victim and his or her family members obtain justice against the product manufacturers who negligently caused such harm. It gives me great pleasure to help my clients receive substantial financial compensation from these manufacturers to pay for medical bills, make up for lost wages, and provide some reparation for pain and suffering. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • F. Alexander Eiden : Associate Attorney

    F. Alexander Eiden

    Associate Attorney
    "There is no greater satisfaction for an attorney than to be able to help clients lift their voices, and to seek justice and compensation for them and their families. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Brandi C. Everett

    Associate Attorney
    "I represent people who have been injured as a result of asbestos exposure. I also represent their families because the injury usually extends to them as well. My goal is to see to it that the companies responsible for causing asbestos exposure injuries are held accountable. To me, nothing is more rewarding than bringing about that accountability. Working at Weitz & Luxenberg, a law firm that truly understands what it takes to win, makes success in the quest for accountability possible. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Michael Fanelli : Associate Attorney

    Michael Fanelli

    Associate Attorney
    "Our clients worked their entire lives supporting their families. They looked forward to their Golden Years. Corporate greed and irresponsibility took that away from them. I work tirelessly to ensure that our clients do not have to worry about the financial hardships and burdens that come along with a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Jaime M. Farrell : Associate Attorney

    Jaime M. Farrell

    Associate Attorney
    "Fighting for and assisting clients injured by defective prescription drugs and medical devices is rewarding work. Our clients seek some form of redress for the egregious behavior of companies that do not adequately warn of the risks associated with the products they sell to the public. This advocacy of consumer rights is extremely important work and Weitz & Luxenberg is a leader in that advocacy. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Mark Feine

    Client Liaison

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Leonard F. Feldman : Associate Attorney

    Leonard F. Feldman

    Associate Attorney
    "Our typical client is a man who has worked his whole life to provide for his family — he didn’t do anything wrong, and yet he ends up with this awful disease. Money can never fully compensate him for the loss of his health. But, often, a client will tell us that it is a great comfort to him, knowing that even though he is sick, he is still providing for his family through the settlements and verdicts we obtain on his behalf. Our team works to make sure that our client’s lifetime efforts to support his family are not in vain. Personally, I‘m involved in every step of the litigation, right from the very start. We have a close working relationship with experts in the field who treat asbestos-related diseases, which helps both in court and in helping clients gain access to the best medical care available. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Charles M. Ferguson : Associate Attorney

    Charles M. Ferguson

    Associate Attorney
    "If you’re a plaintiff, being able to put your trust in a strong, powerful law firm is a tremendous advantage. I’m proud to say that Weitz & Luxenberg is exactly that kind of friend. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Stuart R. Friedman : Of Counsel

    Stuart R. Friedman

    Of Counsel
    "Weitz & Luxenberg champions working people — people who would otherwise be without a voice to stand up for their legal rights. I consider it a great honor to be able to help them obtain the justice they seek. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Mary Grabish Gaffney : Associate Attorney

    Mary Grabish Gaffney

    Associate Attorney
    "Weitz & Luxenberg has a history of protecting everyday individuals. We care about our clients. We go the extra mile. To me, the most satisfying part about my work is the time I spend with my clients, getting to know them, caring about them, helping them in a time when help is needed most. Weitz & Luxenberg’s attorneys are renowned for their extraordinary trial skills, but, even more than that, they have great compassion for the people they’re here to help. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Alani Golanski : Director, Appellate Litigation Unit

    Alani Golanski

    Director, Appellate Litigation Unit
    "Most people would be amazed by the amount of preparation that goes into asbestos exposure and environmental toxic tort litigations. Thinking painstakingly about the correct approach for each case, and developing the right theory, and all of the research this involves, are the keys to getting a great result. Research into the facts of each case, the legal principles and decisions, and the types of experts who should be retained, are just the beginning. I find it very rewarding to participate in this outstanding project as a member of the Weitz & Luxenberg litigation team. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Danielle Gold : Associate Attorney

    Danielle Gold

    Associate Attorney
    "Our clients have suffered life-altering injuries. And that’s what brings them to us for help. I am delighted and honored to be part of this caring team of supremely talented attorneys that offers the help these injured people urgently need. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Lawrence B. Goldhirsch : Trial Counsel

    Lawrence B. Goldhirsch

    Trial Counsel
    "It’s important for clients to have continuous contact with their attorney. That’s why, when I take on a case, I personally attend to every detail: the pleadings, discovery, depositions and trial. After trying every type of case imaginable over the past 40-plus years, it’s rare that I’m faced with an issue that I haven’t already litigated. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Robert J. Gordon : Member

    Robert J. Gordon

    Member
    "Excellence typifies our attorneys. They have outstanding dedication to our clients and exceptional skills as litigators. All of this is so vital because mass torts is a team game, and our team is among the finest currently on the field — the best staff attorneys, the best administrators, the best, the best negotiators, the best alliances with other top firms around the country. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • David H. Green : Associate Attorney

    David H. Green

    Associate Attorney
    "Negligent wrongdoers come in many different types. One characteristic common among them is unwillingness to accept responsibility for the harms they cause. In fact, they usually fight tooth and nail to avoid accepting that responsibility. I work to make sure they are held accountable to you. You come to Weitz & Luxenberg seeking justice; I do everything in my power to help you obtain it. "

    Focus: PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Robin L. Greenwald : Of Counsel

    Robin L. Greenwald

    Of Counsel
    "Much of my law career has been devoted to investigations of corporate wrongdoing, leading either to criminal prosecutions or the litigation of consumer class actions and/or environmental enforcement cases. My underlying goal in environmental litigations is protecting the environment and obtaining relief for the people who become sick or whose property is damaged because of industry pollution that could and should have been avoided. And when consumers are harmed by dangerous products, have their privacy breached by inadequate corporate security, or suffer harm from other corporate misdeeds, I strive to seek just compensation for the victims of these wrongful acts. I am very proud of what I have been able to accomplish on behalf of victims of corporate greed. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Carlos J. Guzman : Associate Attorney

    Carlos J. Guzman

    Associate Attorney
    "Our clients are people who always follow the rules. They go to school. They go to work. They get married, have children, support their families, love and honor their spouses. The corporations we sue do not follow the rules. They break them. And that is why the injured and harmed come to us. Our job at Weitz & Luxenberg is to make sure the people who relied on the rules being followed receive an opportunity to confront in court those who did not follow the rules. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Marie Louise Ianniello-Occhigrossi

    Associate Attorney
    "Weitz & Luxenberg has secured impressively large verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs, which provide very clear evidence of the knowledge and expertise we have in this area. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Erik Jacobs : Associate Attorney

    Erik Jacobs

    Associate Attorney
    "It’s difficult to quantify the value of the help we offer to our clients. Yes, of course, one measure is the size of our verdicts and settlements — over $7 billion at last count. But how do you quantify the value of simply being there to offer comfort, support, and encouragement to someone who is dying of mesothelioma or one of the other asbestos cancers? "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • David M. Kaufman

    Associate Attorney
    "We have a tireless commitment to fight against the harm caused by exposure to asbestos. It’s a good fight, a worthy fight. Someone with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer who puts Weitz & Luxenberg in his or her corner is obviously someone who’s given winning a lot of thought. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Gary R. Klein : Managing Attorney

    Gary R. Klein

    Managing Attorney
    "What you find at Weitz & Luxenberg are experienced litigators who bring into your corner their far-ranging and cutting-edge knowledge of the law and procedure. That’s important because, as the saying goes, knowledge is power. And because success is our goal, you’ll find we’re dedicated to 24/7 service, committed to standing by your side from start to finish. "

    Focus: PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Danny R. Kraft : Associate Attorney

    Danny R. Kraft

    Associate Attorney
    "Doing good for clients and their families is what our firm is all about. We really do make a difference. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Jerry Kristal : Managing Attorney

    Jerry Kristal

    Managing Attorney
    "Not only does Weitz & Luxenberg provide excellent legal services, and obtain settlements and verdict values probably significantly greater than most law firms, but the lawyers here really care about the clients that we represent — blue-collar workers, the men and women who built this country, who went to work everyday just trying to earn a living for their families, and many decades later had the misfortune of being diagnosed with a horrible disease. We’re here to represent them and try to right the wrongs that have been done to them. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Debbi Landau

    Associate Attorney
    "What’s satisfying about the work we do, despite the gravity of the cases, despite the heartbreak of our clients’ plight, is that we are able to get some measure of justice for these families. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Maja Lukic : Associate Attorney

    Maja Lukic

    Associate Attorney
    "Environmental damage and climate change are some of the most critical issues facing society today. I am proud to take up the essential work of protecting scarce and vulnerable environmental resources and advocating on behalf of local communities that have been impacted by corporate pollution. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Arthur Luxenberg

    Co-Founding Member
    "When Perry Weitz and I founded this firm in 1986, we took the position that every client’s case would be treated as if it were the most important because we believe every client deserves his or her lawyer’s diligent attention, compassion, and excellence. We had but one goal: providing exemplary, custom-tailored legal service. Nothing has changed since the beginning, except that we’re now the largest mass-tort and personal injury litigation law firm in New York City and a powerhouse of legal innovation on the national scene as a result of holding fast to our founding principles. We find ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity of practicing law at its highest level for America’s most vulnerable citizens as well as furthering ambitious philanthropic and social initiatives. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Curt D. Marshall : Associate Attorney

    Curt D. Marshall

    Associate Attorney
    "Despite laws to protect the environment and people, it still happens that pollution and contaminants from industry and other sources find their way into the air, soils and water, putting lives and livelihoods in harms way. Health hazards include cancer, birth defects, disability. We at Weitz & Luxenberg are dedicated to bringing to justice those responsible for causing these injuries and making them pay compensation to the victims. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Kevin Mulderig : Associate Attorney

    Kevin Mulderig

    Associate Attorney
    "Nearly all of the cases I handle involve former servicemen — Navy mainly — who suffered asbestos exposures that can be traced back to their years in the military. It’s a genuine privilege for me to take these cases. For one thing, it’s a chance to once again serve with people who I served with before — and who are now locked in maybe the single biggest personal battle of their life. Some of them are at death’s door when we first hear from them — the tremendous courage they show to keep fighting and do what’s right for their families is unbelievable. I also like that taking their cases allows me to represent the good guys — and nobody but the good guys. That’s what the victims of mesothelioma are. Good guys. Heroes. Every last one of them. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Michelle C. Murtha : Associate Attorney

    Michelle C. Murtha

    Associate Attorney
    "To my knowledge, no other asbestos exposure and mesothelioma law firm fights as hard as Weitz & Luxenberg to see that its clients get the justice they deserve. That’s because no law firm cares as deeply about its clients as Weitz & Luxenberg. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Melinda Davis Nokes : Associate Attorney

    Melinda Davis Nokes

    Associate Attorney
    "It is deeply satisfying to see a client win his or her case. It is satisfying because I know the victory was deserved. I delight in seeing justice done. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Brendan O’Malley

    Associate Attorney
    "Mesothelioma devastates lives. It also devastates families. Going to court against the corporations that cause this devastation is the right thing to do. I’m pleased to be part of Weitz & Luxenberg’s efforts to help mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Josiah Parker : Associate Attorney

    Josiah Parker

    Associate Attorney
    "The people who come to us for help are almost always those in the most dire need of justice. They’re in the poorest medical condition. They’re in the worst financial straits. And it’s because they’re the ones who have been most wronged. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Michael E. Pederson

    Associate Attorney
    "We’re not medical miracle workers, so we can’t restore anyone’s life or health. However, as attorneys, what we can do is see to it that the injured receive fair and reasonable compensation for what they’ve been made to endure. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Paul J. Pennock

    Practice Group Chair

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Doug Peralta : Client Liaison

    Doug Peralta

    Client Liaison

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Stuart Perry : Of Counsel

    Stuart Perry

    Of Counsel
    "I’ve been an attorney for a very long time, and I’ve yet to encounter a firm with the same level of commitment and resolve to winning and securing justice for its clients as Weitz & Luxenberg. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Adam Raffo : Associate Attorney

    Adam Raffo

    Associate Attorney
    "Obtaining justice from defendants in an asbestos injury case parallels to an extent what transpires in a criminal case. In both you have an accused wrongdoer, a victim, a harm — and an opportunity to make things right. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Suzanne Ratcliffe : Associate Attorney

    Suzanne Ratcliffe

    Associate Attorney
    "Those who come to us for help are people who were simply doing their jobs and are now suffering horribly as a result. I feel great sadness as they describe how their exposure to asbestos has affected their lives, and, by extension, their families. It’s genuinely heart-breaking. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Pierre Ratzki : Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit

    Pierre Ratzki

    Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit
    "For a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney, the most satisfaction gained from assisting clients comes when they receive a measure of justice for the harms they have suffered at the hands of indifferent and unscrupulous corporations. It is a distinct honor and pleasure to be part of this process. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Josephine A. Reina : Associate Attorney

    Josephine A. Reina

    Associate Attorney
    "There are many reason why people injured by defective drugs and medical devices turn to Weitz & Luxenberg for help obtaining justice. First and foremost, they turn to us because of our reputation as a powerhouse law firm that works tirelessly on their behalf. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Ellen Relkin : Of Counsel

    Ellen Relkin

    Of Counsel

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Michael P. Roberts : Associate Attorney

    Michael P. Roberts

    Associate Attorney
    "I have been with Weitz & Luxenberg since practically the very beginning. Throughout those years, in my role as a senior trial attorney, I have been able to help many people suffering from debilitating diseases and incapacitating personal injuries. I have obtained for my clients some of our firm’s largest mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer verdicts. I have also obtained some of our firm’s largest verdicts for people injured in construction and motor vehicle accidents and for those injured by defective products. I am quite proud of what our firm has been able to accomplish. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Christopher A. Romanelli : Associate Attorney

    Christopher A. Romanelli

    Associate Attorney
    "It is a privilege to represent the clients I represent. The list of representative professions of people I have had the privilege to represent in successful asbestos cases is varied. It ranges from professions historically associated with asbestos exposure such as Armed Forces service members who protect our country, construction workers who helped build our city, as well as utility workers, police officers and firefighters who keep our city safe to professions with less common exposures, such as dentists, artists, bakery workers, stage actors and musicians. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • David L. Rosenband : Associate Attorney

    David L. Rosenband

    Associate Attorney
    "Most individuals who contact us have never before filed a lawsuit. Their primary concern is with their health or that of a loved one. They don’t know what their legal rights are; they’re not sure if they even have any. We assist them in a number of ways, including informing them of what their legal options are and the best course for moving forward. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Peter Samberg : Associate Attorney

    Peter Samberg

    Associate Attorney

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Leonard Sandoval : Associate Attorney

    Leonard Sandoval

    Associate Attorney
    "I have the most satisfying job of anyone I know because the people I get to represent are truly the salt of the earth. Most of them were simply going about living their lives and providing for their families when – through no fault of their own – they were exposed to asbestos. Worse, for the sake of profits, the companies responsible for that exposure failed to give warning or do anything to protect anyone. My job as an attorney is to make these companies pay for their wrongs and provide justice for my clients and their families. It’s never easy, but always satisfying. "

    Focus: PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Gennaro Savastano : Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit

    Gennaro Savastano

    Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit
    "Fighting to uphold our clients’ well-deserved verdicts is incredibly gratifying. I am proud to be their voice and I am proud to be a part of the Weitz & Luxenberg team. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Jonathan M. Sedgh : Associate Attorney

    Jonathan M. Sedgh

    Associate Attorney
    "Our clients have been hurt by the defendants. We don’t compound that by then treating them like a number. Every client is, to us, a unique individual facing a unique situation. We see every client as a person worthy of deepest respect and serious attention. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Elizabeth D. Segal : Associate Attorney

    Elizabeth D. Segal

    Associate Attorney
    "It is very rewarding to be part of the Drugs & Medical Devices Litigation team because of the opportunities it gives me to be an advocate for those who have been injured and would not otherwise have a voice against injustice. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Alexandra Shef : Associate Attorney

    Alexandra Shef

    Associate Attorney
    "Helping people fight a good fight and knowing that every day I’m making a positive difference in their lives, those are the most satisfying aspects of my work as a Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyer. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Ahmer H. Sheriff

    Associate Attorney
    "I’m a perfectionist who pays scrupulously close attention to detail, which is exactly what Weitz & Luxenberg does on a much larger scale in the course of seeking justice for those who are powerless. It’s essential for the firm to continually strive for perfectionism in all that it does because we do battle against some very wily opponents and we are determined to absolutely triumph over them. "

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  • Robert M. Silverman : Associate Attorney

    Robert M. Silverman

    Associate Attorney
    "A call came to us from a woman whose father was exposed to asbestos in the Navy and now had lung cancer. She said another law firm had been retained to represent him, but did nothing for him and, after a year, sent her a letter saying they no longer were interested in handling the case. When this woman called us, her father was in hospice with just weeks to live. She was beside herself with grief, not knowing what to do. We told her not to worry, and the very next morning we visited her father at his nursing home. Two days later we filed a lawsuit on his behalf. Seven days later he gave his deposition from his bed. He was extremely weak, so he had to fight to tell his story, but he wanted people to know what the defendant companies had done to him. Three days after completing his deposition he passed away. The case the other firm couldn’t be bothered with? We obtained significant settlements for the man’s family, and we’re not done yet. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Donald A. Soutar : Associate Attorney

    Donald A. Soutar

    Associate Attorney
    "I have always been a champion of environmental causes and an advocate for individual rights. That’s why I’m so glad to be part of the Weitz & Luxenberg team. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Carmen St. George : Associate Attorney

    Carmen St. George

    Associate Attorney
    "The opportunity to work tirelessly on behalf of people unwittingly exposed to asbestos and then help them secure favorable verdicts or settlements is my passion and mission as a trial lawyer with Weitz & Luxenberg. It gives me great satisfaction when our clients are compensated for the wrongs forced upon them by the suppliers, distributors and manufacturers of harmful asbestos-containing products. I leave no stone unturned in an effort to obtain the best possible financial compensation for people suffering with lung cancer or mesothelioma because it is my desire that my clients obtain financial security for their loved ones. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Tyler Stock : Associate, Attorney

    Tyler Stock

    Associate, Attorney
    "I enjoy the David versus Goliath aspect of asbestos litigation — fighting for the rights of individuals who were harmed through no fault of their own against corporations who placed their bottom-line above the health and safety of their consumers. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Mark G. Strauss : Associate Attorney

    Mark G. Strauss

    Associate Attorney
    "I truly feel fortunate helping people who are suffering from asbestos diseases. From initial client interviews to conducting the exhaustive research into the sources of each person’s asbestos exposures, and from preparing for trial to going into the courtroom to seek justice itself, I enjoy every aspect of the work I do at Weitz & Luxenberg. In fact, this is the only law firm I am aware of that has the extensive staff and experience to aggressively represent people suffering from mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis and other asbestos-related conditions. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Peter Tambini : Associate Attorney

    Peter Tambini

    Associate Attorney
    "Having family and friends who have labored in the building trades and served in the U.S. Navy, I feel a special kinship with those who we represent, so many of whom have toiled to build our cities and served to protect our country. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Matthew E. Tarasoff : Associate Attorney

    Matthew E. Tarasoff

    Associate Attorney
    "Being able to offer hope to mesothelioma victims and their families is, for me, one of the most rewarding aspects of my work at Weitz & Luxenberg. In this world there is no greater injustice than a death that could have been prevented. That’s what a death from mesothelioma is. It is injustice, and it is injustice the families of asbestos-exposure victims know all too well. So, to be able to advocate for them and be a part of something that can change their lives for the better is something truly important. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • James S. Thompson : Associate Attorney

    James S. Thompson

    Associate Attorney
    "Asbestos has wreaked havoc with so many lives because of its extremely harmful health effects. The real tragedy is that, had the makers and sellers of asbestos products only supplied adequate warnings of the dangers surrounding asbestos exposure, there would have been fewer cases of sickness and death. Since the asbestos marketers couldn’t be bothered with taking so simple an action, it falls to us at Weitz & Luxenberg to try to make things right for the innocent people who’ve been harmed. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • William A. Walsh : Associate Attorney

    William A. Walsh

    Associate Attorney
    "There is nothing wrong with corporations making a profit — as long as they don’t endanger lives and the environment in the process. Weitz & Luxenberg has been at the forefront of the battle to bring environmental tortfeasors to justice. I’m proud to be part of that on-going fight. "

    Focus: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  • Perry Weitz

    Co-Founding Member
    "When I joined forces with Arthur Luxenberg many years ago, we created a firm dedicated to protecting workers’ rights and the legal rights of the disadvantaged while, at the same time, returning something back to the people of New York. Our employees take great pride in knowing that the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm is so often associated with charitable causes and activities. Our efforts are motivated by the firm’s commitment to give something back to the communities in which we live and work. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS, DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES, PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Lauren Weitz

    Associate Attorney
    "I find it extremely rewarding to be in a position to help somebody whose life has been dramatically damaged by a company’s wrongful conduct and hopefully to get the opportunity to see their lives change for the better. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

  • Justin Weitz : Associate Attorney

    Justin Weitz

    Associate Attorney
    "Our asbestos-injured clients have had their lives stolen from them. What I desire above all else is that they receive the justice they are owed from those who did the taking. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Marc I. Willick

    Associate Attorney
    "There is no law firm more determined to help people suffering the horrific consequences of exposure to asbestos than Weitz & Luxenberg. It is a high honor to be part of this family of talented, caring attorneys. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Neidra Wilson : Associate Attorney

    Neidra Wilson

    Associate Attorney
    "My stepfather died in 2002 of lung cancer. Not until some years later did my mother and I learn that he may have been exposed to asbestos. If I had known then what I know now about the legal rights that asbestos exposure victims possess, I might have been able to give my stepfather in his final months and days greater peace of mind. That’s what I strive for in my work today with the asbestos-exposure victims who become my clients. My stepfather is my inspiration for that. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Nicholas Wise

    Senior Attorney
    "Cases don’t only turn on facts — it also helps to have the right courtroom strategies and tactics. At Weitz & Luxenberg, we think clients deserve the strongest, most aggressive representation possible, and we’re always ready to provide it. "

    Focus: PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Jason Yampolsky : Associate Attorney

    Jason Yampolsky

    Associate Attorney
    "The ruinous consequences of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses should not be borne by people who worked hard to earn a living. And for that reason, I am proud to be part of the team at Weitz & Luxenberg — a team that stands up for the victims of mesothelioma and asbestos disease by giving them an extraordinarily powerful voice against wealthy corporate asbestos defendants. "

    Focus: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

  • Allan Zelikovic : Senior Attorney

    Allan Zelikovic

    Senior Attorney
    "A few bad apples are the real problem — there’s just no excuse. I’m glad we’re in a position to help our clients. I look forward to hearing from them over the years after we’ve obtained for them some measure of justice — just to hear how they are getting along.  "

    Focus: PERSONAL INJURY AND MALPRACTICE

  • Glenn Zuckerman : Associate Attorney

    Glenn Zuckerman

    Associate Attorney
    "Prescription drugs are often rushed to market before their side effects are fully known. In some cases, the side effects turn out to be deadly. In still other cases, the manufacturer and sellers know or at least suspect that these dangerous side effects exist, but are too intent on making profits to do the right things. That’s why Weitz & Luxenberg is here. It’s to hold these makers and marketers responsible, and to see to it that the innocent victims of these products are adequately compensated for the harm they suffered. "

    Focus: DEFECTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

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