Andrew L. Weitz graduated from New York University in 1991 earning High Honors and the prestigious Founders Day Award, given to “those who have distinguished themselves through consistent demonstration of outstanding scholarship.” Upon graduation he was invited by the Dean of NYU’s School of Education to join the school’s Doctoral program. Commensurate with that invitation, he was awarded a Fellowhip to teach in the University’s Expository Writing Program, where he remained for three years while doing research for his degree. Mr. Weitz was awarded his Ph.D. in Learning Theory in March 1995, after which he enrolled at Brooklyn Law School where he soon became Articles Editor of Law Review also publishing his Note, Contractor Liability in Tort to Third Parties Not In Privity. In that work, he proposed a test for determining liability not unlike the test eventually adopted by the Court of Appeals in Espinal v. Melville Snow Contractors, 98 NY2d 136 (2002). While at Brooklyn Law Mr. Weitz also clerked for an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Mr. Weitz Became a partner in The Cochran Firm, Weitz, Kleinick & Weitz in 2001 and remained until the death of partner, Johnnie Cochran in 2005. He went on to form his own firm, Andrew L. Weitz & Associates/WeitzLaw, a highly successful trial law firm. Mr. Weitz met Brian C. Pascale in 2013 and realizing their individual talents were a perfect complement to each other, they partnered in 2015, forming WeitzPascale.
In his more than twenty years of practice, Mr. Weitz has tried over 150 cases to verdict and has settled an equal number at trial and a thousand more in litigation and at mediation. As trial counsel to other firms and solo atorneys, Mr. Weitz is well known as a problem solver, bringing his considerable analytic skills to the table to solve complex problems in complex cases bringing them to a highly successful conclusion. Mr. Weitz has tried cases ranging from complicated automobile accidents and construction accidents, to premises liability, products liability, railway and subway accidents, medical malpractice matters and many others.
Andrew L. Weitz has authored and co-authored numerous articles and other publications, among them, Weitz on Automobile Litigation, The No-Fault Handbook and “Direct Examination of the Lay Witness”, which appears as Chapter 11 in the New York State Bar Assocaition’s Treatise, Preparing for and Trying the Civil Lawsuit. He also has tried many cases which decisions are published in the official reporters.
Among his positions, Mr. Weitz is in his second four year term as Village Justice for the Historic Village of Roslyn, NY, where he has also served as the Chair of the Planning Board and then as the Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He is Vice President and also serves on the Board of Directors of Parents for Megan’s Law, he serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Association for Justice and many other Bar Assocaiations. Mr. Weitz has lectured extensively on Automobile Liability, taught Trial Advocacy classes at Brooklyn Law School, has appeared on Symposia panels and maintains a strong relationship with his academic roots.