With offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and California, Seeger Weiss's experienced trial lawyers have earned their reputation as a "go to" law firm with their adept work on a broad array of complex litigation. Known for the breadth of their experience and the ingenuity of their solutions, Seeger Weiss handles lawsuits in securities and investment fraud, pharmaceutical injury, personal injury, antitrust, environmental and asbestos exposure, commercial disputes, medical malpractice and product defect.
Lauded by the legal community and major publications alike—Seeger Weiss has "gained the respect of the plaintiffs and defense bar alike for its willingness to 'always take on the tough cases' and 'jump right into the heart of everything when everyone else is afraid,'" according to Legal 500. The National Law Journal observes that Seeger Weiss attorneys consistently "rank among the country's top plaintiffs' lawyers." It's no surprise, then, that the NLJ has named Seeger Weiss to its prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List three years running. The firm's lawyers have received individual praise on national and regional stages, and are consistently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), and Lawdragon 500 and 3000.
Propelled by exceptional skill, focus, and experience, Seeger Weiss will prosecute the most complex litigation with the vision and tenacity the legal community has come to expect from it.
An Overview of Seeger Weiss LLP
Seeger Weiss LLP ranks among the nation's preeminent law firms, with offices across the country in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and California. Their widely-praised attorneys represent plaintiffs in cases involving drug and toxic injury, personal injury, asbestos and mesothelioma, class action, mass tort, securities fraud, and commercial litigation. The Firm has been in the forefront of developing creative theories of liability in the ever-changing litigation landscape.
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The firms recent successes include:
- Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the Vioxx Litigation that resulted in a settlement with Merck & Co. of thousands of individual personal injury claims for $4.85 billion, making it one of the largest settlements of a mass litigation in United States history.
- Lead negotiator for Plaintiffs in a $700 million class action settlement with Eli Lilly & Co. in connection with personal injury claims involving its anti-schizophrenia drug, Zyprexa.
- Trial Counsel for Plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey against Merck & Co. for Vioxx-related injuries that resulted in a $47.5 million verdict, making it one of the largest ever in New Jersey.
- Seeger Weiss LLP successfully represented a CEO in a wrongful termination case against a major corporation resulting in a seven-figure recovery.
- Seeger Weiss LLP successfully brought suit against an industrial hog farm which was polluting a rural community that resulted in a seven figure verdict for the plaintiffs.
Seeger Weiss's lawyers have been recognized by co-counsel and adversaries alike as a "go to" firm. The Firm has developed an extensive referral network for personal injury cases, as well as mass tort and class actions litigation. Four of its partners have been elected to the prestigious Lawdragon rankings of the nation's top lawyers, and several more have been elected as "Super Lawyers" in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The National Law Journal has named Seeger Weiss to its prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List the last three years in a row. In 2009, it praised the "renaissance litigation boutique" for its regular victories and large recoveries. No wonder the NLJ thinks that Seeger Weiss attorneys "rank among the country's top plaintiffs' lawyers."
In The News
- Seeger Weiss LLP Appointed Lead Counsel in Health Insurer Price-Fixing Multi-District Litigation
Seeger Weiss LLP is pleased to announce its appointment as Lead Counsel in the WellPoint, Inc. Out-of-Network "UCR" Rates Litigation (MDL No. 2074) by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Court, Central District of California. The plaintiffs allege that several large insurance companies, including WellPoint Inc., Anthem Inc., and Blue Cross of California colluded to lower reimbursement rates for out-of-network heath care services.
- Seeger Weiss Named to Plaintiffs' Hot List Third Year in a Row
Selection marks third straight year of recognition by NLJ; firm cited for success across "broad span of cases apart from core strengths in pharmaceuticals and mass torts;" past year includes $1 billion in pharma settlements, string of winning injury trials, and large third-party settlements in off-label marketing cases
- Seeger Weiss LLP Announces Global Resolution of Zetia and Vytorin Prescription Purchase Claims
Seeger Weiss LLP announced today a $41.5 million settlement with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: PGH) resolving nationwide fraud claims arising out of the sale and marketing of the companies' co-ventured prescription drugs Zetia and Vytorin.
- Seeger Weiss Obtains $1.4 Million Verdict for Grand Central Station Accident Victim
Seeger Weiss secured a $1.4 million verdict for our client, Debbie D'Amore in her case against Met Life and American Building Maintenance for serious injuries which she suffered as a result of a fall on July 13, 2004 at the Met Life Building in New York City.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Scores Important Victory in Windsor Wildcats Bus Accident Liability Trial
Wildcats Bus Accident victims crossed an important hurdle to compensation when defendants in the case came to agreement of 100% liability for the accident...
- Seeger Weiss LLP Investigates Injury Claims Associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella
Seeger Weiss LLP is investigating injury claims associated with the popular birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. Recent reports suggest that these prescription medications could be putting millions of young women at risk of serious side effects, including stroke, heart attack, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Commences Personal Injury and Consumer Class Actions Following Recall of Hydroxycut Products
On May 1, 2009, the FDA announced a recall of 14 different Hydroxycut products, following at least 23 reports of liver problems, including one death of a 19-year-old boy.
- Seeger Weiss & Milberg File Petition to Force Madoff into Personal Bankruptcy
Seeger Weiss & Milberg File Petition to Force Madoff into Personal Bankruptcy
- New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Accutane Patients Who Developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In another major courtroom verdict linking powerful acne medication Accutane with long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an eight-person jury in Atlantic City has found that pharmaceutical maker...
- Seeger Weiss LLP named to Plaintiffs' Hot List 2008
Seeger Weiss LLP has been named to the Plaintiffs' Hot List for 2008, the second year in a row. The Hot List recognizes firms that represent the best qualities of the Plaintiffs' bar and demonstrate...
- Victim of Sexual Assault Sues MTA
A woman who was raped in a Brooklyn subway station recounts the circumstances that brought her suit againts the MTA. An MTA toll booth operator and an MTA conductor saw her assault and did not act.
- Seeger & Weiss Appointed Co-General Counsel of Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation
The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, the national advocacy group for the widows and children of law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty, announced that Seeger Weiss LLP foundin...
- Class Action Settlement Approved in Ford Focus Brake Wear Litigation
July 28, 2008. The Superior Court of California granted final approval to the class action settlement in the Ford Focus front brake wear litigation. This settlement will provide full cash reimbursem...
- Lawsuit charges probation dept liable in shooting of NY State trooper in 2007
A New York state trooper was shot and killed last year while taking part in a stakeout team tracking down a fleeing suspect in a Catskills farmhouse. The widow of the slain trooper ' David Brinker...
- Merck Funds Landmark Vioxx Settlement
On July 17, 2008, Merck & Co., Inc. reported to the federal court charged with overseeing the $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement...
- Seeger Weiss LLP Announces Auction Rate Securities Lawsuit
Seeger Weiss LLP Announces a Class Action Lawsuit Against Deutsche Bank AG - (NYSE: DB)
- Seeger Weiss Obtains $47.5 Million Jury Award Against Merck & Co.
A jury in Atlantic County, N.J. today returned verdicts, awarding $20 million in compensatory damages and $27.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Frederick 'Mike' Humeston and his wife Mary against defendant Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) in the Vioxx-related personal injury trial entitled, Humeston v. Merck, as reported by the plaintiffs' trial counsel, Seeger Weiss LLP. The jury's verdicts represent a total damages award against Merck of $47.5 million.
- Seeger Weiss Reports Successful Enrollment of 93% of Eligible Plaintiffs in VIOXX Settlement Program
Seeger Weiss LLP, one of the nation's leading plaintiffs' law firms, announced today that 93 percent of eligible individuals have enrolled in the nationwide VIOXX settlement program first announced last November.
- $4.85 Billion Global Resolution of Vioxx-Related Heart Attack and Stroke Claims
New York 'Seeger Weiss LLP, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firms, announces that founding member Christopher A. Seeger along with co-counsel on the Vioxx Negotiating Committee have obtained a $4.85 billion Global Resolution with Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) for heart attack and stroke claims related to more than 45,000 plaintiffs' use of Merck's arthritis drug Vioxx.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Named to Plaintiff's Hot List
Seeger Weiss LLP, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the National Law Journal's prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List for 2007, published on October 22.
- Jonathan Shub Named as 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Seeger Weiss LLP, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firms, is pleased to announce that partner Jonathan Shub has been recognized as a 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, listed in the category of Class Action/Mass Torts.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Opens Philadelphia Office
Seeger Weiss LLP, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firms, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Philadelphia office location at 1515 Market Street.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Announces a Class Action Lawsuit Against RAIT Financial Trust
Seeger Weiss LLP Announces a Class Action Lawsuit Against RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS)
- Consolidated Trial Set for Injured Accutane Users
On July 21, 2008, the New Jersey Court presiding over nearly 500 NJ Accutane cases scheduled a consolidated trial for October 2008.
- Seeger Weiss LLP Appointed Liaison Counsel in In re UBS Auction Rate Securities Litigation
Seeger Weiss LLP Appointed Liaison Counsel in In re UBS Auction Rate Securities Litigation
- Alabama Man Awarded $2.62 Million Verdict in Accutane Trial
Alabama Man Awarded $2.62 Million Verdict in First Accutane Trial Concerning Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- FDA to Dieters: Don't Use Supplement Hydroxycut
Government health officials warned dieters and body builders Friday to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, a widely sold supplement linked to cases of serious liver damage and at least one death.
- Hydroxycut Pulled From Shelves
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers nationwide to stop using Hydroxycut products and has issued a recall for 14 products under the name brand weight loss drug.
- Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., Inc. Recalls Additional Hydroxycut Products
Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. of Blasdell, New York and Ontario, Canada announced today that it is adding the following Universal Product Codes (UPCs) to the United States Hydroxycut Products recall.
- Iovate Voluntarily Issues a Hydroxycut Recall
After learning that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning about Hydroxycut related products, Iovate initiated a voluntary recall. The FDA assessed 23 reports of personal injury from Hydroxycut related products including consumers who experienced liver-related injury. Iovate claims that the research is different from their own analysis.
- Canadian Regulatory Authorities Reviewing Hydroxycut Products in Light of FDA Advisory
Health Canada, the regulatory authority that oversees health products in Canada, is alerting Canadians about Hydroxycut products. On May 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning regarding certain Hydroxycut products, advising U.S. consumers to cease use of the dietary supplement in the wake of several reports of serious injury, including death, associated with Hydroxycut products in the United States.
- WSJ: FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Taking Hydroxycut Products
Consumers should "immediately stop" using Hydroxycut weight-loss products amid concerns they may cause jaundice and liver failure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
With the attorneys and resources necessary to tackle the most complex legal issues, Seeger Weiss has active cases in virtually every substantive area of civil litigation. Seeger Weiss's practice areas include:
Located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and California, Seeger Weiss prides in the talent and skill of its attorneys: a diverse mix of big-firm veterans, federal prosecutors, and home-grown partners. These lawyers, in turn, have given Seeger Weiss a breadth of experience and sophistication that's striking for a plaintiffs' firm, helping build it into all-purpose, high-octane litigation powerhouse not confined to any one specialty.
Seeger Weiss currently has a total of 36 lawyers. Though relatively compact in size, the firm stands out across a wide range of practice areas - including pharmaceutical, securities, consumer class actions, environmental and toxic exposure, antitrust, ERISA, and personal injury cases - all on behalf of individual and institutional plaintiffs.
Christopher A. Seeger
A founding member of Seeger Weiss LLP, Christopher A. Seeger is one of the nation's most versatile, respected and accomplished attorneys in cases related to drug and toxic injury.
Stephen A. Weiss
Stephen A. Weiss co-founded Seeger Weiss in 1999 after spending a decade at a nationally prominent corporate defense firm where he represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in environmental and other commercial litigation.
David R. Buchanan
David R. Buchanan focuses his practice on complex individual and class action litigation involving pharmaceutical injury, securities and investment fraud, consumer protection, and pension litigation.
Diogenes P. Kekatos
Diogenes (Dion) Kekatos handles complex and class action litigation in both state and federal courts in such areas as ERISA, civil RICO, consumer fraud, environmental, antitrust, and mass tort litigation and he has immeasurable knowledge in class certification motion practice.
Moshe Horn has earned a national reputation as a trial lawyer as well as an insightful trial strategist, and is skilled in the nuances of jury research and selection in both civil and criminal matters.
Jonathan Shub is recognized as one of the nation's leading consumer rights lawyers, based on his vast experience representing classes of individuals against well-known manufacturers of consumer products.
Jeffrey S. Grand
Jeffrey S. Grand focuses his practice on complex pharmaceutical injury litigation, including the day-to-day running of large multidistrict litigation or statewide centralized litigation.
Laurence Valere Nassif
Laurence Valere Nassif has tried several cases to verdict, and was a member of the Firm's trial team that achieved a $47.5 million verdict for Vioxx-related cardiovascular injury in Humeston v. Merck & Co. in 2007.
Marc S. Albert
Marc S. Albert is counsel to the firm. He focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
Donald R. Bradford
Donald R. Bradford graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (BSEE 1967) and earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa (J.D. 1974), where he was named Outstanding First Year Student, served on the University of Tulsa Law Journal and received the honorary Order of the Curule Chair.
James A. O'Brien III
James A. O'Brien graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A. Economics, 1984), and earned his law degree from the New England School of Law (J.D., 1988).
Michael L. Rosenberg
Michael L. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Delaware (B.A., 1986) and earned his law degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law (J.D., 1989).
Parvin Aminolroaya graduated from Fordham University (B.A., 2004), and earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2008), where she served as an Editorial Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
Rick M. Barreca
Rick Barreca practices in the areas of pharmaceutical and mass torts, securities and investment fraud, consumer and complex commercial litigation.
Terrianne Benedetto concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial and class action litigation, including consumer protection, antitrust, products liability and securities litigation.
Kevin G. Boisvert
Kevin G. Boisvert is an associate with the firm in its New Jersey office. He concentrates his practice in the area of pharmaceutical injury litigation.
Patricia D. Codey
Patricia D. Codey graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, (B.A., 1977) and earned her law degree from City University of New York Law School (J.D., 1988).
Sindhu Susan Daniel
Sindhu Susan Daniel is an associate with the firm. Ms. Daniel attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in 1991 as well as her J.D. in 1994.
Susan J. Elliott
Susan J. Elliott is an associate in the firm's New York office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dennis M. Geier
Dennis M. Geier, an associate of the firm, focuses his practice on pharmaceutical products liability. He works primarily on Vioxx cases filed federally in the multidistrict litigation, as well as on cases filed in New Jersey.
Scott Alan George
Scott Alan George focuses his practice on class actions. Mr. George studied at Stevens Institute of Technology, graduated from Goddard College (B.A., 1989) and earned his law degree with honors from Temple University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998) where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
Andrea Mercedes Pi-Sunyer
Andrea Mercedes Pi-Sunyer is an associate with the firm. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Pi-Sunyer is a 1987 graduate of Oberlin College and she received her J.D. in 1994 from Northeastern School of Law.
Miriam L. Schimmel
Miriam L. Schimmel is an associate with Seeger Weiss. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992 and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1996.
Denise K. Stewart
Denise K. Stewart practices in the area of pharmaceutical product liability litigation, representing clients injured by both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Chris M. Van de Kieft
Chris M. Van de Kieft graduated from Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1990), and earned his law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2002), where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Law Review.
Daniel R. Wasp
Daniel R. Wasp is an associate with Seeger Weiss. He practices in the areas of mass tort and personal injury litigation.