Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.

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

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

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  • 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 hundreds of arbitration cases
  • Handled hundreds 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), Orange County Legal Aid Society and American Bar Association

 

OTHER AFFILIATIONS:

 

Associated General Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors

Liberty Counsel, Board of Directors

United Negro College Fund

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

 *  Florida Bar Board Certified – Construction 2005-2016       

*  Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated 1991-2017

*  Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers, 2010-2016

*  Florida Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2017     

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

*  The Best Lawyers in America Guide, for Orlando in Bet the Company Litigation 2010-2015       

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

*  The Best Lawyers in America Guide, Construction Law Litigation 2006-2017       

*  Chambers USA, Construction Law 2005-2016         
  

*  U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers Law Firm Ranking, Construction Law 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.  Mr. Weiss was an equity Shareholder in the Orlando office. He held the position of co-practice group leader of the Florida Construction Industry Practice Group. He routinely represented clients in construction defect, architectural and engineering claims. Mr. Weiss conducted complex litigation in many state and federal courts and participated in countless arbitrations and mediations.

 

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