MICHAEL L. WEISS, Esq., a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars since 1981, achieved his first jury verdict in excess of a million dollars in 1990. In 2015 and 2016 alone, Mr. Weiss and Mr. Paarz successfully recovered over 40 million dollars on behalf of their clients in medical malpractice cases**.
Mr. Weiss is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate. He also achieved certification from the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney in 1986, the first year in which he was eligible. He was re-certified in 1994, 2000, and most recently in 2007.
Based on polling other attorneys, Mr. Weiss has been named a "Super Lawyer" in Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice in every year since polling began in 2005. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer review publication of the legal profession, under the specialty of Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice. Best Lawyers in America compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Mr. Weiss is also rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
"Insurance carriers defending medical malpractice cases typically spare no expense and use only very skilled and experienced attorneys. Prosecuting these cases successfully involves a huge investment of time, effort and energy. I'm very fortunate to have an incredible support team behind me each time I walk into a courtroom," Mr. Weiss said recently. "By the end of a trial, regardless of the outcome, it feels good to know I've been in there fighting for someone who needed a strong advocate, typically someone who has suffered the death of a loved one, or a serious, permanent disability."
Mr. Weiss obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Villanova Law School.