Firm Profile

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

Headquarters

700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
United States
(212) 558.5500

Firm Details

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. 

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers

Awards

  • U.S. News Best Lawyer's Best Firms
  • Top 20 Verdicts in New York in All Practice Areas
  • Top 100 Verdicts in the Nation in All Practice Areas
  • Top 20 Personal Injury or Wrongful Death in New York
  • Top 20 Verdicts in New York in All Practice Areas
  • Top 100 Verdicts in the Nation in All Practice Areas
  • The Legal 500 United States Top Tier
  • Rated by Super Lawyers

Attorneys

Charles M. Ferguson
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Robert J. Gordon
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Jerry Kristal
Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Arthur Luxenberg
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Paul J. Pennock
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Michael P. Roberts
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Perry Weitz
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Firm Practice Areas

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Firm News & Media

Office Locations

United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

1880 Century Park East, Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90067

United States

(310) 247.0921

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Michigan

Michigan

Detroit, MI

Chrysler House, Suite 620

719 Griswold Street

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

(313) 800.4170

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New Jersey

New Jersey

Cherry Hill, NJ

220 Lake Drive East, Suite 210

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

United States

(856) 755.1115

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New York

New York

New York, NY

700 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

United States

(212) 558.5500

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