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Weitz & Luxenberg is one of the premier plaintiff’s lawfirms in the nation. The largest mass tort and personal injury litigation lawfirm in New York, Weitz & Luxenberg is also one of the most successfulfirms nationally, having won over $17 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients from all 50 states.

The crowning achievement in the firm’s well-rounded and respected practice, Weitz & Luxenberg has won acclaim for its pioneering work in asbestos litigation. Clients attest to the firm’s reputation of excellence and trustworthiness – which it earns through a commitment to both cutting-edge legal work and old-fashioned principles.

Leaders in Asbestos Litigation

Established in 1986, Weitz & Luxenberg has developed one of the most successful asbestos litigation practices in the nation. The firm has fought on the sides of thousands of clients suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The firm has litigation groups to assist clients harmed by environmental pollutants, defective drugs and medical devices, and negligent acts.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s attention to these clients is always dispensed on a personal, intimate level. The firm’s asbestos lawyers approach each client’s case with a fresh eye. Their elite legal team is able to walk a new client through the steps they need to take, all while listening to the client’s needs to determine which direction those steps should point.

This personalized approach is backed up by a powerful litigation engine. Weitz & Luxenberg’s asbestos practice is larger than that of many other firms who specialize in asbestos cases, and the firm’s lawyers hold leadership positions on many asbestos bankruptcy trusts, which comprise a combined $30 billion earmarked for compensating victims of asbestos.

What it boils down to is a firm with dozens of lawyers, locations in three major cities, and one goal: providing exemplary, custom-tailored legal service.

Flourishing Legal Practice

Weitz & Luxenberg’s considerable resources also extend to other major practice areas. The firm has litigation groups to assist clients harmed by environmental pollutants, defective drugs and medical devices, and negligent acts – including medical malpractice, traumatic injuries, and other accidents. Attorneys in these practice areas have obtained a number of remarkable legal successes for Weitz & Luxenberg’s clients.

Firm History

Weitz & Luxenberg was founded in 1986 by partners Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg. One of their first court victories – a $75 million verdict for clients exposed to asbestos while working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard– was a historic case that changed the landscape of asbestos litigation.

The firm’s reputation has continued to grow in the interceding years – as has its access to top-flight resources. Weitz &Luxenberg currently has more than 85 attorneys in their New York, Los Angeles,and Cherry Hill, NJ offices. Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers are sought-after speakers for the asbestos bar, and even competing law firms ask Weitz& Luxenberg to handle many of their asbestos-related cases every year.

The firm continues to break ground with their legal work today. In a 2011 lung cancer case, Weitz & Luxenberg secured a $22 million verdict against Goodyear Tire & Rubber on behalf of two smokers who had been exposed to asbestos on the job.

Simply Excellent LegalService

Weitz & Luxenberg is well known for its elite legal work, but the strength of their commitment to their clients’ goals and communities is not to be overlooked.

The firm makes a point of telling clients to express their goals and concerns – which the firm then responds to by formulating legal strategies sensitive to those objectives. With those goals in mind, Weitz & Luxenberg is then equipped – perhaps as well as any plaintiff’s litigation law firm in the nation – to make those goals a reality. 

Main Location

700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-558-5500
3 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Jerry Kristal Jerry Kristal Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Charles M. Ferguson Charles M. Ferguson Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Robert J. Gordon Robert J. Gordon Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Arthur Luxenberg Arthur Luxenberg Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Paul J. Pennock Paul J. Pennock Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Practicing in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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    Leaders

    Arthur Luxenberg Co-Founding Member
    Arthur Luxenberg
    Co-Founding Member
    Perry Weitz Co-Founding Member
    Perry Weitz
    Co-Founding Member

    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New York, New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New York, New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers.

    Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

    Main Location

    700 Broadway
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212-558-5500
    3 offices

    Management

    Managing Attorney
    Managing Partner
    Senior Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 3
    Of Counsel: 4
    Associates: 84

    Practice Areas

    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
    Mesothelioma and Asbestos
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs