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Sol Weiss was named Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort and Class Action in the 2014 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers.
- Pharmaceutical Liability - Dangerous Drugs
- Class Actions
- Stockbroker Liability and Securities Litigation
- Products Liability
- Workers' Compensation
Sol H. Weiss, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, is an experienced trial attorney known for his exacting preparation and attention to detail.
A "lawyer's lawyer," he is able to handle the most complex case and still present the facts and law in a way that the judge and jury will understand.
Mr. Weiss concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation including class actions and pharmaceutical cases, medical and other professional malpractice, securities litigation and products liability matters. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968 and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1972. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, as well as being specially admitted to practice in other states.
Mr. Weiss has served on the executive committee of the American Association of Justice for four years and has served on its board of governors for the last eight years. In 2009 he received the Harry M. Philo award as the Association’s outstanding trial lawyer for his work on limiting Federal Preemption. In 2011, Mr. Weiss received the David S. Shrager President’s Award. He previously served in various positions for the Pennsylvania Association For Justice, and was a member of the Board of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a frequent lecturer on class actions, pharmaceutical liability, civil litigation issues, trial skills and technology in the courtroom. He has lectured for many professional groups including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mealey's, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and for private industry.
He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Weiss has been appointed as liaison counsel in numerous mass tort litigations consolidated in the court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County and in coordinated mass tort matters in New Jersey State Courts. He has also served on steering committees in multidistrict litigations in Federal Courts. Presently, Mr. Weiss is Co-Lead Counsel in the National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL 2323. He is also among Lead Class Counsel in the infamous Kids for Cash scandal civil rights litigation in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Weiss is an active member of the Board of Consultors of the Villanova University School of Law. He also served as Director of the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation.
Attorney News & Publications
Sol Weiss was named Lawyer of the Year in the 2014 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers for the category of Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort and Class Action.He was included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006, and he was featured on the cover of the 2011 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers®.
Weiss has also been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® every year since 2004, and he has been named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyer from 2010 to 2012.
AAJ Presents 6th Annual David S. Shrager Award to Sol Weiss.
Supreme Court Again Shields Generic Drug Industry from Liability Lawsuits - InjuryBoard, Jun 25, 2013
Sol Weiss Named To the Reader's Choice Top Attorneys List 2010 - Compiled by Avvo Inc., Suburban Life, 12/2010
Analysis: Pfizer Appeals Court's Recognition of New Pharma Cause of Action. Law.com Interviews Sol H. Weiss. 8/24/2010
Analysis: BP's Spill Clean-Up Now Shifts to the Lawyers. Reuters Interviews Sol H. Weiss. 8/10/2010
Dangerous Devices - Consumers should be able to sue, keeping pace with 'Wyeth.' The National Law Journal - May 18, 2009
Wyeth v. Levine: A Monumental Victory for Consumers. Reprinted with permission of the Legal Intelligencer.
When can a drug consumer sue? The principle of 'preemption' could strengthen FDA. Philly.com—Nov. 2, 2008
Federal Pre-emption: Another Corporate Bailout - Sol Weiss writes about Federal pre-emption. The Legal Intelligencer—October 10, 2008
DRUG SUIT PRE-EMPTION No special treatment - Sol Weiss / Special to The National Law Journal The National Law Journal , May 19, 2008
Philly Judge Rules 'No Preemption' In Paxil Case - Protect consumers' right to sue drugmaker. Legal action is a shield against lax regulators.
Dangerous Devices - Consumers should be able to sue, keeping pace with 'Wyeth.' Law.com - May 18, 2009