In addition to being Weitz & Luxenberg’s nationwide headquarters, our New York office is a full-service personal injury/mass torts law firm representing clients throughout the New York metropolitan region.
Founded in 1986 by partners Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg is a national law firm with strong New York roots.
One of our earliest victories was a $75 million verdict for Brooklyn Navy Yard workers exposed to asbestos. While the case cemented the firm as a leader in asbestos litigation across America, it is also an enduring example of the firm’s longtime advocacy for the working men and women of New York.
The Weitz & Luxenberg Building at 700 Broadway, former home to the National Audubon Society, was declared a New York City Landmark in 1999. Designed in the late 1800s by George B. Post, who designed the New York Stock Exchange and some of America’s first skyscrapers, it was renovated as New York’s first “green building” a hundred years later. It stands as a physical symbol of Weitz & Luxenberg’s commitment to the people who shaped New York’s history and our commitment to its future.(1) (2)
Although we are best known for our groundbreaking asbestos litigation and leading roles in mass tort cases, our New York office practices a full range of legal services, including:
New York ranks fourth in the nation for asbestos-related deaths.(3) Asbestos exposure can take decades to cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Our firm has secured some of New York’s largest verdicts and settlements for asbestos victims.
We have the resources and experience to take on drug and medical device makers when their products fail, endangering people’s health and lives. Our attorneys have played key roles litigating cases involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Contaminates in the air, water, and soil can threaten the lives of whole communities. Our Environmental Pollution unit represents managers of local water systems and private individuals harmed by polluters.
Corporations’ carelessness or willingness to cut corners can result in consumer fraud, defective or dangerous products, or data breaches that open you to the risk of identity theft. We have experience protecting clients from injuries and financial losses.
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in America, and as many as 1 in 3 patients admitted to hospitals may experience a medical error. (5) If you have been the victim of a medical mistake, Weitz & Luxenberg can help.
Founders Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg have contributed a substantial gift to the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital. The VIC is developing immunotherapy drugs to better treat mesothelioma patients.
iWalk4MESO.org, a “virtual race against mesothelioma” sponsored by Weitz & Luxenberg, raises research funds for further VIC research into treating mesothelioma.