Eric H. Weitz Esquire

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone:
267-202-4141
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking
  • Construction Site and Workplace Injuries
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Consumer Claims & Business Torts
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1992
  • The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University
    • B.S. cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: Robert Costas Scholarship for Excellence in Broadcast Writing
    • Major: Television, Radio/Film Management

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer by Philadelphia Magazine,2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Top 100 in Pennsylvania, 2011 - 2017
  • Named One of America’s Best Lawyers®, 2015 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Temple American Inn of Court, 1994-1995, 1996-1997, 2005-2017
  • Temple American Inn of Court, Executive Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • American Trial Lawyers Association – New Jersey, Automobile Insurance Reparations Committee Member
  • The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Executive Committee Member, 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Eastern Caucus Whip, 2011 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Member, Board of Governors, 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Co-Chair of PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Co-Chair of the Bad Faith Committee, 2010 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Philadelphia Captain of the Membership Committee, 2007 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Vice-Chair, Membership Task Force/Strategic Planning Com., 2011 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2016 - 2017
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair of PAJ-PTLA Legislative Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Membership Committee, 2013 - 2016
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Advocacy Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Annual Golf Outing Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2005 - 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member of Attorney Discipline Study Committee, 1996 - 1999
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Governor, Board of Governors, 2012 - 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chairman of the Board, 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Vice Chairman of the Board, 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Elections Committee, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chairman, 2017 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board Member, 2016 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Investigator, 2009 - 2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Executive Director Search Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chairman, Compulsory Arbitration Committee, 1997 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Secretary, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 1998 - 2000
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division Charity Golf Outing, 1999 - 2000
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, State Civil Rules Committee, 1995 - 2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Civil Litigation Section, 2005 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Professional Liability Sub-committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Medico-Legal Sub-Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Planning Committee, 2011 Bench Bar Conference
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Course Planner for Plenary Session

Past Employment Positions

  • Messa & Associates, P.C., Co-Managing Partner, 2011 - 2016
  • Weitz Garfinkle Datz, LLC, Found and Member, 2006 - 2011
  • Layser & Freiwald, P.C., Associate, 2003 - 2006
  • Law Offices of Andrew D. Stern, P.C., Of Counsel, 1998 - 2003
  • Garfinkle & Associates, P.C., Of Counsel and Associate, 1994 - 2011
  • Cozen & O'Connor, P.C., Associate, 1992 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
  • Volunteer Attorney Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Volunteer Attorney Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Indigent Program
  • Brandeis Law Foundation, Executive Committee Member, 2013 - Present
  • Brandeis Law Society, Executive Committee, 1997 - Present
  • Philadelphia Lawyer’s Club, 1996 – 2000, 2010 - 2015
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Young Leadership Committee Board Member, 1995 - 1996, 1997 - 1998
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Cardozo Section Co-Chair, 1995 - 1996
  • American Jewish Congress, Board Observer, 1995 - 1996
  • Temple Adath Israel, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2012
  • Temple Adath Israel, Chair, Nominating Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • Temple Adath Israel, Treasurer, Men's Club, 2003 - 2006
  • Temple Adath Israel, Fellow, Tuttleman Leadership Institute, 2008 - Present
  • Presbytery of Philadelphia - Head Start Learning Tree, Policy Council Member
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Member, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Merger Committee Member
  • Jewish Learning Venture, Vice President of Strategic Planning, 2010 - 2013
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Big Brother, 2009 - Present