W&L Leaders

Weitz & Luxenberg's founders have led their firm in winning $17 billion in verdicts and settlement for clients. They do this in the belief that everyone deserves justice.
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Perry Weitz & Arthur Luxenberg

Founder & Co-Founder of Weitz & Luxenberg

Perry Weitz and Arthur M. Luxenberg both feel a strong obligation to get justice for clients who need their help. Recognized legal leaders in asbestos exposure, and other personal injury litigations, they deliver results — getting the most compensation possible for clients.

As senior partner, Perry Weitz is one of America’s most prominent mass tort lawyers. He helped build the field of asbestos practice within the plaintiff’s bar. A trial veteran, he has won numerous multimillion dollar verdicts for clients.

Arthur M. Luxenberg is a visionary in the field of mass torts litigation and one of the first to combine lawsuits to level the playing field for victims. As managing partner, he oversees the firm’s administration of all large-scale settlements, ensuring that clients and referring attorneys are paid promptly.

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Lead Attorneys

W&L attorneys serve in leadership positions for personal injury and consumer protection legal cases. We are proud to work for clients who have been injured – and of winning significant compensation for them.

Charles M. Ferguson

Practice Group Chair

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

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

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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Jerry Kristal

Managing Attorney

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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Robin L. Greenwald

Practice Group Chair

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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Lisa Nathanson Busch

Managing Attorney

As the managing attorney of W&L’s Bankruptcy Department, Ms. Busch manages all aspects of the asbestos bankruptcy litigation, participates on the Asbestos Claimants’ and Trust Advisory Committees, and files individual claims. Ms. Busch oversees claims filings in >50 bankrupt trusts for thousands of clients and her team annually files a large volume of new asbestos matters. Since 1998, Ms. Busch has overseen the asbestos new case unit, monitoring each new case and case filing in the courts.

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Gary R. Klein

Managing Attorney

Responsible for all day-to-day operations at the firm, Mr. Klein serves as W&L’s managing attorney. He also determines which personal injury claims the firm is best suited to pursue successfully.  An accomplished negotiator, Mr. Klein’s abilities are a key element in settlement negotiations for our clients. He typically leaves these discussions with a substantial settlement, often reaching seven figures, for our clients.

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Michael P. Roberts

Senior Trial Attorney

Having been with W&L since the beginning, Mr. Roberts is in the courtroom regularly, fighting to help clients who are the victims of asbestos exposure or other personal injuries get the compensation they deserve. He has obtained some of our firm’s largest mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer verdicts, as well as those for people injured in accidents and by defective products.

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