Leon J. Weiss

Leon J. Weiss

Leon Weiss is a 38 year veteran of the trial wars, having tried over 170 civil and criminal jury trials to verdict. Weiss started his career as an assistant public defender in Miami, Florida, representing indigent people charged with serious crimes. In Miami, Leon developed a solid reputation as a well prepared, tireless and ferocious courtroom advocate, handling thousands of criminal matters from misdemeanors to death penalty murder cases. Weiss deeply believes that all persons accused of crimes must have their constitutional rights vigorously protected, first, because this is a guiding principle of our democracy and second, because anything less weakens the constitutional protections for all people.

In 1983 Weiss returned to his native Michigan and for 25 years was a sole practitioner, specializing in state and federal criminal defense, plaintiff's personal injury, commercial litigation and professional licensing defense. In the fall of 2008 he was privileged to join the firm of Geoffrey Fieger, his childhood friend and high school football teammate. At Fieger Law, Weiss will concentrate his practice primarily on criminal defense, with occasional participation in challenging civil matters.

Leon Weiss is proud to be a member of a firm comprised of dedicated, principled and supremely skilled lawyers who all share his focused devotion to their clients. "I have the same burning passion to achieve justice for my clients that I always had. To say my old friend Geoff Fieger also has that passion, is perhaps the understatement of the ages. I am very excited about being on Geoffrey's team again and look forward to a long and fruitful association."

Education

  1. Shepherd Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University (J.D., 1977)
  2. Political Science, University of Michigan (B.A., 1974)

Member

  1. State Bar of Michigan
  2. State Bar of Florida
  3. United States District Court
    1. Eastern District of Michigan
    2. Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

  1. Criminal Defense
  2. Personal Injury

Law

It is a profound privilege for me to serve people in times of great stress and need in their lives.

Life

I am a soldier who is engaged to go to war for my clients. I have a competitive fire which has raged white hot ever since I was a kid. I hate to lose! Ask my kids... even when playing a board game, I go for the jugular!

Lessons

First, there is no substitute for absolute, intense, powerful, no-stone-unturned preparation. Plus, the law is an ever changing force, so a great lawyer is always learning, always studying and always striving to be better and better.

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