Robert Weiss’ distinguished career includes more than three decades of experience in general civil litigation, specializing in real estate and business disputes, fraud and breach of contract claims, and professional liability matters. Starting in New York and then moving to California in 1985, he has engaged in numerous complex and often lengthy jury and non-jury trials. He provides clients with an early analysis of the issues, and explores all options including the prospects for settlement in order to meet each client’s individual needs.

Mr. Weiss’ trial experience includes 15 jury trials, 26 court trials, and more than 50 arbitrations and mediations involving business disputes, personal injury, medical, legal and other professional liability claims, real property, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, ERISA and criminal defense. He has drafted and argued state and federal court appeals for both appellants and respondents involving business, tort and real estate matters.

Of particular note, in a coverage dispute brought against a health plan, Mr. Weiss successfully defended the insurance carrier at trial and later prevailed on appeal in the Ninth Circuit, as reported in Downey Community Hospital v. Wilson, 977 F.2d 470 (1992).

Prior to becoming Of Counsel to Hendricks Law, Mr. Weiss joined Los Angeles– based Narvid Scott as their head of litigation, where he successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials, as well as in pre-trial proceedings, mediations, arbitrations, and before the Court of Appeal. He has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1985 and was previously admitted in New York. Mr. Weiss also served as a volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Crash Settlement Program and the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Admitted to the State Bar of California

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Business

Education
BA, State University of New York, Binghamton
JD, American University, Washington College of Law

Court Admissions
California State Courts
US District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit