Eric H. Weitz Esquire Attorney | The Weitz Firm, LLC | Philadelphia, PA
Eric H. Weitz Esquire is experience catastrophic injury attorney in Philadelphia, who helping their client throughout Pennsylvania. Call at 267-587-6240 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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1528 Walnut Street,4th Floor,Philadelphia,, PA 19102

About Eric H. Weitz

Client Success

$15.1Million
Verdict in Topamax mass tort litigation for mothers of children who were born with cleft lip/palettes birth defects caused by undisclosed side effects of Topamax when taken during pregnancy.

See what our clients say

Eric was there for me every step of the way. When the jurors saw how much he cared, they cared too.
-Anthony P.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phone: 267-587-6240

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