Jason Weiss - Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller

Jason Weiss

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 800-529-6600

Jason S. Weiss is an associate at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C. His practice focuses on representing victims who are injured due to medical malpracticemotor vehicle accidentsdefective products, and premises liability.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Weiss has been honored to serve as the associate for Partner Steven G. Wigrizer. Respected by his clients and peers alike, Mr. Wigrizer has been a past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Fees Dispute Committee, and the examiner for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, as well as routinely being named a top 100 trial lawyer in the country and being rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review as excellent for his ethical standards and legal ability. Working closely with such an esteemed colleague has permitted Mr. Weiss to contribute to tremendous results on a range of cases including:

Mr. Weiss is currently assisting Mr. Wigrizer with taking a leading role with the wrongful death case arising from the Market Street building collapse.

In 2016, Mr. Weiss was selected as a Super Lawyer: Rising Star, distinguished in Medical Malpractice as a Plaintiff’s attorney.

Mr. Weiss is a 2007 graduate of The George Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2010, Mr. Weiss was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden, where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Journal.

While in law school, Mr. Weiss served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining Wapner Newman in November 2011, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michele M. Fox of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer in Pennsylvania, Jason Weiss for a free consultation if you are in PhiladelphiaAllentown or surrounding areas.

George Washington University Law SchoolBA 2007Rutgers The State University of New Jersey CamdenJ.D. 2010
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Case History

$45 million judgment in the Tacony “Dungeon Case”

The award, from a Common Pleas Court jury, was granted Thursday to Tamara Breeden, 33, who had been held captive for a decade by Linda Ann Weston.

She testified that from fall 2001 to October 2011, she was a captive of Weston, 55; Gregory Thomas Sr., 51; Eddie Wright, 53; and Jean McIntosh, 36.

Breeden was awarded $40 million in compensatory damages. She was also granted $5 million in punitive damages, including $3 million against Weston, and $1 million each from Thomas and Wright.

Breeden and the three others were rescued from the basement boiler room of an apartment house on Longshore Avenue in the city's Tacony section in October 2011.

She testified she was subjected to daily beatings, nearly starved, and did not have access to water, clothing, medicine, or doctors.

"She was terribly abused, she was prostituted, all so she could be controlled and Linda Ann Weston would get her Social Security benefits," said Breeden's lawyer, Steven Wigrizer.

Breeden was receiving the benefits because of her mental disability.

Office Location

2000 Market Street, Suite 2750
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male