Mitchel E. Weiss
Mitchel Ephraim Weiss is a highly regarded litigator for personal injury cases. He first began his career working as a trial lawyer for a well-respected Manhattan insurance defense firm where he honed his skills as a trial lawyer. Thereafter, Mr. Weiss transitioned his focus to plaintiff's litigation, and has been representing people injured in all types of accidents since 1993.
Mr. Weiss took the initiative to open his own law firm – what is now referred to as Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP – where he has committed himself to helping injury victims obtain substantial settlement amounts. As a lead attorney and founding partner of the firm, Mr. Weiss has handled a large variety of accident cases over the 30-plus years that he has been practicing in the field of law. From automobile and trucking accidents, to lead paint poisoning, construction accidents, police brutality and wrongful death, Mr. Weiss covers it all.
Attorney Weiss has been successful in earning hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of the clients he and the firm has represented. Both knowledgeable and innovative in his practice, Mr. Weiss has also established an outstanding reputation among his peers in the legal community, specifically for his ongoing work in the field of car accidents. In fact, he is now recognized as a legal expert in No-Fault and Threshold Law.
Backed by more than 30 years of professional experience in the legal field, and an honorable educational background, attorney Weiss is very well suited to take on personal injury cases of every nature. Always prepared, the attorney is not one to leave anything to chance; rather, he fully reviews, assesses and prepares for every case that is brought to his attention. This type of approach has earned the attorney the respect of insurance companies and defense lawyers alike, many of whom are in the habit of proceeding directly to mediation or a binding arbitration rather than go to trial against Mr. Weiss.
Martindale-Hubbell, the attorney peer-review service, has bestowed attorney Weiss the rating of Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Lawyer. He has been selected by his peers in 2015 and 2016 for inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Mr. Weiss has also earned The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 designation since 2014.
Newsweek magazine named Mr. Weiss to its list of leaders in personal injury law in 2011 and the Global Directory of Who's Who named him among the top lawyers in 2015. National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him in the top 1 percent of trial lawyers in the country. Additionally, Mr. Weiss is a proud member and officer of the Jewish Lawyers Guild.
Mitchel E. Weiss is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1985. Four years earlier, the aspiring attorney attended and graduated, with honors, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. Now, more than three decades after beginning his legal practice, attorney Weiss is licensed to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Additionally, he is admitted to practice law in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Areas of Practice
- Automobile and Trucking Accidents
- Slip/Trip and Fall Injuries
- Train, Subway and Bus Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Defective Products
- Lead Paint Poisoning
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Legal Malpractice
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
- J.D. - 1985
- State University of New York at Stonybrook
- B.A. - 1981
- Honors: With Honors