Gregory D. Shaffer

Associate Attorney

  • Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Now, more than ever, people want someone to listen to them. They want someone who actually cares about them, someone who can be counted on. Weitz & Luxenberg cares about people. We want victims to get justice. The attorneys here go above and beyond. Our clients depend on us.

According to Gregory D. Shaffer, “I admired how intensely Weitz & Luxenberg valued attorneys with the trial skills to seek justice in a court of law.  While many firms are driven by the desire for immediate and constant revenue, this firm focuses upon the ultimate result for the people we are privileged to represent.”

“I’ve been handling asbestos and mesothelioma cases for 12 years,” Mr. Shaffer said, “so being here feels like a good match.”

Weitz & Luxenberg could not agree more. We feel equally privileged Mr. Shaffer joined our dedicated team of attorneys handling asbestos and mesothelioma cases for 30 years.

We like winners, and we’ve won billions of dollars on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure.  Mr. Shaffer, too, has a history of winning. Prior to joining Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Shaffer achieved a $4.5 million settlement in just one personal injury lawsuit.

The win is always gratifying, but the real satisfaction and excitement, Mr. Shaffer said, comes from being an advocate and standing up for those who have been bullied — in whatever form that bullying took.

Pharmaceutical companies, negligent business owners, and product manufacturers see people in terms of profit margins. Mr. Shaffer sees people as human beings to be made whole.

“When I meet a client for the first time, my goal is to listen, really listen, to assure them I care and really want to help,” Mr. Shaffer said, “I want to know how they were exposed to asbestos, and the consequences of that exposure to their lives and their families.”

When a client consults with a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney specializing in asbestos and mesothelioma, such as Mr. Shaffer, that client sees our breadth of knowledge and experience. In fact, Weitz & Luxenberg got its start by handling asbestos and mesothelioma litigation.

For 30 years, we’ve honed and fine-tuned our skills and knowledge base, expanding across the country and hiring the best of the very skilled attorneys possible. Through our attorneys’ efforts and tenacity, Weitz & Luxenberg can take on hundreds of new cases of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma each year.

We win asbestos and mesothelioma cases for a reason. At Weitz & Luxenberg, executives of asbestos-related industries, who knowingly expose people to asbestos without protection or warning, must be held accountable.

As a known cancer-causing agent, asbestos can lead to an aggressive form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. And, according to the federal government, breathing in its fibers and airborne particles can be lethal.

Mr. Shaffer has joined our Mesothelioma and Asbestos litigation team wanting and expecting “to work hard and try cases.” His dedication is well matched among his associates at Weitz & Luxenberg.

An experienced attorney, Mr. Shaffer came to us from Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, where he spent roughly 12 years crafting his litigation skills. His areas of specialty include asbestos, pharmaceutical negligence, personal injury, and wrongful death.

Serving as designated trial counsel and appellate advocate, Mr. Shaffer was tasked with handling multidistrict class action suits. He served as first chair on complex jury trials and supervised mass litigations from start to finish.

He garnered millions of dollars in resolutions and secured a $4.5 million settlement for a client in a pulmonary personal injury case.

From 2000-2004, Mr. Shaffer worked for Thomas A. McCarter, P.C. As trial counsel and appellate advocate, he tried dozens of automobile and premises personal injury cases, briefed and argued appeals, and litigated hundreds of cases from start to completion.

He successfully litigated insurance fraud cases, railroad injury matters, and medical malpractice.

In the formative years of his law career, Mr. Shaffer served as an attorney-at-law, a law clerk, and a judicial intern.

Mr. Shaffer is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

He earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in 1999 and his B.A. in psychology from Boston University in 1988. He served as Editor for the Rutgers Law Record and has written for both TRIAL Magazine and The Star Ledger.

In addition, from 1995-1996, Mr. Shaffer served as a legal investigator and consultant for the HBO Movie Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping.

Through public service, Mr. Shaffer has served as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. In addition, Mr. Shaffer, represented victims for the 9-11 Fund, pro bono.

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