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Christopher J. Weiss, Esq.

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.

17 N. Summerlin Ave., Ste. 200

Orlando, FL  32801

407-928-6737

chris@cweisslaw.com

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Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.

17 N. Summerlin Ave., Ste. 200, Orlando, FL  32801

Tel.:  407-928-6737  Email:  chris@cweisslaw.com





  • Board Certified Construction Attorney since 2005
  • A recognized authority in mediation and arbitration involving

        construction matters

  • Represented clients in construction defect,  architectural and

        engineering claims since 1977

  • Experienced in complex mediation and litigation in

        State and Federal Courts

  • Handled dozens of arbitration 
  • Handled dozens of mediations


Bar Affiliations:

Bar Admissions:    Florida State Courts, U.S. District Courts - Middle District and Southern District of Florida, District of

Colorado, and U.S. Supreme Court


Bar Memberships: Orange County Bar Association, Florida Bar (Member of Construction Law Section), and

Orange County Legal Aid Society 

 

Other Affiliations:

Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.

Associated Builders and Contractors

Liberty Counsel, Board of Directors

 

Professional Accomplishments:

*  Florida Bar Board Certified – Construction, 2005-2017       

*  Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 1991-2017

*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Construction Law Litigation, 2011-2017

*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Construction Law, 2006-2017

​*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Bet the Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2012

*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014

*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Best Law Firms Tier 1- Construction Law/Tier 2 -

    Litigation - Construction, 2014-2015

*  The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando, Best Law Firms Tier 2- Construction Law/Tier 2 -

    Litigation - Construction, 2016-2017

*  Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyers, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2012-2015

*  Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyers, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2012-2017

​*  Orlando Magazine, Top Orlando-Area Attorneys, 2017

*  U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firm Ranking, 2015 & 2017

*  Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2017

*  Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2010 & 2012     

*  Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2005-2008, 2012, 2014-2016

*  Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Construction Law, 2005-2017

*  The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel - AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers - Construction, 2017

*  Avvo Rated 10 Superb

*  The American Registry - America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%, 2014

*  The American Registry - America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%, 2015-2017         
  


Employment Experience:

October, 2012 to Present: Owner, Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A. - A mediation and construction law boutique firm.

Providing dispute resolution services and acting as a litigator, mediator, or arbitrator involving the representation of owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.  Our goal is to assist in managing risks. Current case load focuses on construction defect litigation, claims arising from alleged OSHA violations, fatalities in the work place, alleged ADA violations and ADA litigation, as well as water intrusion through any building envelope system, causing direct and consequential damages.

 

From 1977 - 2012: Holland & Knight, LLP, Orlando, Florida.  Equity Shareholder in the Orlando office. Held position of Co-Practice Group Leader of the Florida Construction Industry Practice Group. Routinely represented clients in construction defect, architectural and engineering claims. Conducted complex litigation in many state and federal courts and participated in countless arbitrations and mediations.


Publications:

-  Practical Considerations to Recovery for Damages Caused by Latent Construction Defects

-  Spoliation When Do You Have to Preserve Documents and What Happens if You Don't?

-  Construction Industry Impacted by the Miner Safety and Health Act

-  Eichleay Damages and Delay Claims, Lorman Education Services

-  Ensuing Loss:  Can it Provide Coverage?


Videos - Construction Law Questions & Answers

1.  What is Construction Litigation?

2.  What are the Most Common Construction Defects in Florida?

3.  What causes Water Intrusion Problems?

4.  Why Should you Hire a Certified Building Inspector?

5.  Do you Need a Lawyer to Notify a Builder of Construction Defects?

6.  What is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Defects?

​7.  Notice to Contractor pursuant to Florida Statutes 558


Education:

Florida State University College of Law                     1974-1977

JD, Law, Cum Laude

President of Student Bar Association

 

Florida State University                                           1970-1974

BA, Political Science and Government, Cum Laude