Fighting for the Families of America

Weitz & Luxenberg has been advocating for those injured by the negligence of others for 30 years.

Who We Are

Weitz & Luxenberg is a nation-wide law firm, with decades of experience, specializing in legal services tailored to clients who have been wrongfully injured.

Our Mission

Weitz & Luxenberg was formed with the goal of providing top-flight legal services to clients injured by another's negligence.

We Work for You

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.

Who We Are

We are advocates with expertise helping clients with injuries from asbestos exposure, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and environmental hazards.

Best Lawyers© Law Firm of the Year 2017

Weitz & Luxenberg is Rated #1 by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. Find Out Why

Current Litigations & Lawsuits

We have spent 30 years representing Americans who have been needlessly injured on the job or in their everyday life.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Commonly used heartburn medicines in the U.S. including Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid have been observed to increase risk of several kidney problems.

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Hernia Mesh

Some hernia meshes are linked to a higher-than-expected rate of hernia recurrences and other complications requiring hospitalization and further surgeries.

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Water Contamination

People in Hoosick Falls, New York, face rising illness rates and falling property values since PFOA, a chemical linked to cancer, leaked into the town’s water supply.

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Roundup® Litigation

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular herbicide Roundup® may cause several types of blood cancers.

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Stryker Hips

Recalled hip replacement devices made by Stryker Corp. have been linked to health complications including swelling of the hip, fractures and complex revision surgeries.

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Weitz & Luxenberg In The News

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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Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

It's one thing for a presidential candidate to support and defend a company that is responsible for genetically engineering organisms (GMOs) that have be…

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Our Attorneys

Weitz & Luxenberg employs nearly 100 attorneys, specializing in areas of mass tort and personal injury litigation representing clients across the country.

Our Partners
Our Partners

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
Arthur Luxenberg
CO-FOUNDING MEMBER

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
Perry Weitz
CO-FOUNDING MEMBER

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 Lead Attorneys

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.

  • Charles M. Ferguson
    Practice Group Chair
    Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos

    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.

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  • Paul J. Pennock
    Practice Group Co-Chair
    Focus: Defective Drugs and Devices

    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.

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  • Ellen Relkin
    Practice Group Co-Chair
    Focus: Defective Drugs and Devices

    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.

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  • Robin L. Greenwald
    Practice Group Chair
    Focus: Environmental Pollution, Consumer Protection

    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.

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  • Jerry Kristal
    Managing Attorney
    Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos

    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.

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Weitz & Luxenberg Gives Back

One of the main goals of our firm is to give back to the people and the communities that we are a part of.

W&L supports VIC in Massachusetts through an iWalk4MESO campaign to raise money for Mesothelioma research.

Most recently we have created the iWalk4Meso project to raise public awareness about mesothelioma, a rare disease linked to asbestos exposure, and to generate funds for related research.

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Best Lawyers - Law Firm of the Year 2017

W&L is Rated #1 by U.S. News & World Report.

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