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 was an appointment to teach in the University's Expository Writing Program, where he taught for three years while doing research for his degree. Mr. Weitz was awarded his Ph.D. in Learning Theory in March 1995 and immediately 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.
Upon graduating from law school, he joined Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek and Shoot, which later became The Cochran Firm, Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek and Shoot. In 2002 he was a founding partner of the firm Weitzlaw/Andrew L. Weitz & Associates, P.C. Weitzlaw moved to its new headquarters in Mineola, New York in February 2014.
For four years Mr. Weitz was Editor in Chief of Bill of Particulars, the flagship publication of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. Bill of Particulars published scholarly articles from leaders in the profession as well as practical tips and advice of interest to the New York State Trial Lawyers Association?s general membership. During his tenure as editor the publication absorbed the content and assumed the mission of the original scholarly publication of NYSTLI, Trial Lawyers Quarterly.
In 1998 Mr. Weitz authored the article, "Loser Pays", for Trial Magazine. This article examined the implications of the hotly debated proposal that the loser in tort litigation should pick up the costs of litigation for the prevailing party. In 2006 he updated, edited and contributed to the treatise, Weitz on Automobile Litigation: The No Fault Handbook. This book is the definitive guide to no fault litigation in New York State.
In 2009 Mr. Weitz co-authored with Harvey Weitz a chapter entitled "Direct Examination of the Lay Witness" in the New York State Bar Association's treatise, Preparing For and Trying the Civil Lawsuit. That work is now in its third edition and contains his updated (2015) version of that chapter.
In 2011 Mr. Weitz co-authored with Jonathan Judd for The New York Law Journal an article on the implications for expert disclosure of the Constr. by Singletree, Inc. v Lowe, 55 AD3d 861 (2nd Dept 2008) decision. This issue was the subject of much controversy and in December 2015 the State Legislature amended the CPLR to more clearly define what is permissible in this area.
Mr. Weitz was elected in 2014 to a four year term as Village Justice for the Historic Village of Roslyn. He is a trial lawyer with numerous six and seven figure verdicts to his credit. He is also a long standing member of the Board of Directors of Parents for Megan's Law and The Crime Victims Center, he served for four years as Chairman of the Planning Board for the Historic Village of Roslyn and served for four years as Chairman of the Village's Zoning Board of Appeals. He has also served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of The New York State Trial Lawyers Association and was General Counsel to The New York Academy for Traumatic Brain Injury. He is presently a member of the Technology Committee of the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a member in good standing of The New York State Magistrates Association, The Nassau County Magistrates Association, The American Association for Justice, The New York Academy of Trial Lawyers and The New York State Bar Association. Mr. Weitz has been elected to Best Lawyers in New York and Superlawyers each year since 2009 and his firm has been consistently named in US News and World Report as a Best Law Firm. Mr. Weitz's firm is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and scores a perfect 5/5 in Martindale's online ratings. In his 18 years of practice, he has tried over a hundred cases in a variety of civil matters including medical malpractice, construction accidents, product liability, defamation, civil rights violations, municipal liability, automobile accidents, train accidents, and more.
Mr. Weitz presently coaches the trial advocacy team for Touro Law School and he is regularly a judge at the annual Yale Mock Trial Invitational.
In September 2015, Mr. Weitz teamed up with partner Brian C. Pascale to launch the firm WeitzPascale. WeitzPascale focuses on new matters of complex litigation with special attention paid to bringing hotly contested matters to a successful conclusion at trial.