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Weitz & Luxenberg is a nation-wide law firm, with decades of experience, specializing in legal services tailored to clients who have been wrongfully injured.
Weitz & Luxenberg was formed with the goal of providing top-flight legal services to clients injured by another's negligence.
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.
We are advocates with expertise helping clients with injuries from asbestos exposure, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and environmental hazards.
We have spent 30 years representing Americans who have been needlessly injured on the job or in their everyday life.
Weitz & Luxenberg is the leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation with approximately $8.5 billion in asbestos verdicts and settlements in 36,000 cases.
For those diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, hiring a national firm like Weitz & Luxenberg is the crucial first step towards holding those responsible for your injury accountable for the suffering they have caused you and your family.
A virtual army of nearly 500 lawyers, paralegals and support professionals, many solely focused on asbestos cases, is a show of strength defendants cannot ignore. Often, our mere presence in a case is enough to prompt a settlement.Learn More
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At Weitz & Luxenberg our goal is to achieve the largest verdicts and settlements possible for our clients to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
In a landmark trial for mesothelioma patients & their families we obtained a $190 million verdict for five boiler workers in New York.
A former Accutane user who developed ulcerative colitis after taking the drug was awarded $9 million by a New Jersey jury.
Weitz & Luxenberg's Ellen Relkin worked for months to get a settlement of $2.5 billion for thousands of patients who were injured by DePuy hips.
"When I saw how much money Weitz & Luxenberg got for us, I almost fainted. It was a lot, believe me. But I didn’t need to see the money to know we were in good hands. From start to finish, Weitz & Luxenberg treated us right."Patricia Hynes, CO
"With Weitz & Luxenberg, there were a number of lawyers working on my mom’s lawsuit. The one we had the most regular contact with was Mary Grabish Gaffney. She was the most caring and extremely professional lawyer that I’ve ever met."John Pilla, NJ
"My Weitz & Luxenberg legal team led by Mr. Peter Samberg obtained for me twice as much money as I thought I would be able to receive from my lawsuit. I was very pleased about that."Nina Young, CO
Weitz & Luxenberg is regularly featured in top publications across the nation for our expertise and, often, for being the first to file historic lawsuits on behalf of our clients.
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Weitz & Luxenberg employs nearly 100 attorneys, specializing in areas of mass tort and personal injury litigation representing clients across the country.
Co-Founders Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg created a firm dedicated to practicing law at the highest level for the most vulnerable. Since 1986, they have revolutionized asbestos litigation while fighting for cancer and mesothelioma victims and have sought justice for working families injured by defective drugs and medical devices, toxic environmental pollution, and other personal injuries.
Arthur Luxenberg redefined asbestos litigation with groundbreaking appellate strategies early in his career. Mr. Luxenberg continues to bring finely-tuned strategic skills to managing the daily operations of scores of attorneys and hundreds of specialists as he shepherds thousands of active cases to courtrooms and settlement negotiations. View Profile
Perry Weitz is the firm’s chief negotiator, having crafted more than 1,000 settlements benefiting Weitz & Luxenberg clients during his career. His groundbreaking legal strategies made him a pioneer of asbestos litigation in America, while his legal skills have secured more than $7 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients. View Profile
Our seasoned professionals bring experience, skill, and compassion to the fight for justice against those who have harmed you or your family. Our top attorneys are also leaders in their areas of litigation: Mesothelioma & Asbestos, Drugs & Defective Medical Devices, Environmental Pollution and Consumer Protection.
After nearly 30 years litigating asbestos cases, Mr. Ferguson now oversees the firm’s National Asbestos Litigation group, leading the team of attorneys, investigators and support staff for the group in Weitz & Luxenberg’s three offices in New York, New Jersey and California.
As one of the longest-tenured attorneys on staff, Mr. Ferguson is very familiar with the effects of mesothelioma on victims and their families.View Profile
For two decades, Mr. Pennock has been chair of the Drug and Medical Device Litigation practice group at Weitz & Luxenberg.
He is directly responsible for leading a large national litigation department covering all aspects of litigation — from inception through trial.View Profile
Ms. Relkin, whose practice focuses on medical device and pharmaceutical product liability, as well as toxic tort matters, has represented thousands of plaintiffs injured by defective medical products with a recent focus on the generation of failed metal-on-metal and modular hip implants.View Profile
A former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section, Ms. Greenwald today heads the Weitz & Luxenberg Environmental Toxic Torts and Consumer Protection Litigation group. She joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2005 and has since then led her team to several notable triumphs.View Profile
Most of the cases in which he plays an active role are those involving either asbestos exposures (mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis) or injuries caused by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices — with regard to the former, some of the verdicts he has obtained are among the highest ever brought in against U.S. asbestos defendants.View Profile
We started iWalk4MESO in honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day. It is a virtual race to help end this deadly disease. Join us on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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We have four locations across the country to conveniently serve our clients.
Our Corporate Headquarters and largest office. This has been our home and springboard for some of the largest settlements for plaintiffs in U.S. history.
Our Cherry Hill Office gives us a strong presence in the New York/New Jersey region. Along with our Manhattan office, the Cherry Hill office affords W&L more reach to help our clients and to become one of the most trusted and successful law firms in the United States.
We opened the Los Angeles office of W&L in 2010 to give residents of California a voice and support in the fight against negligent companies and individuals. From this office, we've helped victims of asbestos diseases, defective drugs and devices, and environmental pollution.