Christopher J. Weiss - Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law P.A.

Christopher J. Weiss

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Christopher J. Weiss has been practicing construction law for 39 years.  Mr. Weiss is a board certified construction attorney. For 35 years, via amalgamation with Holland & Knight, LLP, Mr. Weiss focused exclusively on Construction Law and co-chaired the Florida Construction Practice Group. Mr. Weiss has handled mediations and arbitrations involving hundreds of different parties.

Mr. Weiss founded his own mediation and construction boutique firm in 2012.  Mr. Weiss has handled mediations involving hundreds of parties.   He is able to assist you in mediating your dispute or enforcing your contracts to help manage risk in any civil case. If you need an aggressive mediator, who can handle intransigent parties, Mr. Weiss is the person who can be as tough as necessary to achieve a successful mediation.  

Mr. Weiss is a recognized authority in construction matters.  Mr. Weiss has represented clients in construction defect, delay, disruption, acceleration claims involving all aspects of construction.  Mr. Weiss' focus of late has been on litigating and mediating claims arising from or relating to leaks in building envelope systems, which cause water intrusion, mold and mildew.  

We work comfortably with construction managers, project managers, developers, architects, engineers and building owners.  Should a dispute arise between the parties, we are prepared to assist as mediators or litigators.  


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Mediation Services — Mr. Weiss has participated in hundreds of mediations throughout his career.  He is level headed, attentive and committed to assisting the parties in obtaining a fair and favorable resolution, thereby eliminating the need for litigation. The Firm will work with your scheduling issues so that a quick mediation can be arranged. 
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution — The Firm has been successful in achieving results in a wide range of construction disputes including federal and state, trial and appellate, through arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.  The Firm regularly handles complex construction litigation cases.  Whether you are a large or small company, the Firm is committed to your satisfaction.
Construction Transactions — The Firm is conversant with all aspects of construction.  Because the Firm only handles construction matters, we bring years of practical knowledge to see that the project has the best chance of being finished in accordance with the plans and specifications, on time and on budget.  When things don't go well, construction defects, delays, budget overruns, and the like can occur.  Let us work with you to help minimize the chance the project runs into trouble.
OSHA Workplace Safety Claims

The Firm has substantial experience representing clients in the defense of any workplace safety issue or resulting claim.  The Firm regularly responds to OSHA investigations and citations.  We attempt to negotiate a fair settlement and have success in many such situations.  However, if no agreement with OSHA can be reached, we are comfortable with the judicial options.  We routinely defend OSHA and workplace safety related litigation. The Firm can quickly bring counsel to the jobsite after serious workplace accidents.

Florida State University College of LawJ.D. 1977Florida State UniversityBASc 1974
Associated General Builders and ContractorsLiberty CounselUnited Negro College FundAssociated Builders and ContractorsAmerican Bar AssociationOrange County Bar Association

Case History

Major Construction Litigation — Successfully defended  a manufacturer of components for a desalination plant constructed in Tampa. The $158 million plant, which opened five years late and cost $40 million more than expected, was unable to supply the full 25 million gallons a day that was originally planned.
Major Construction Litigation — Successfully represented the owner of a large apartment project in Jacksonville in litigation over defects in the design and construction of the complex. Damages were in excess of 20 million dollars.

Office Location

17 North Summerlin Avenue, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801-2951
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Orlando Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Orlando Metro Area
Christopher J. Weiss has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Christopher J. Weiss has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!


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Practice Areas

Construction Law (Architects and Engineers, Commercial Development, Commercial Litigation, Construction Disputes, Insurance Coverage)
Litigation - Construction

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Gender: Male