Practice Areas:

Employment and Civil Rights Law; Police Misconduct Defense; General Commercial Disputes; Commercial Landlord Tenant Law; General Insurance Defense; Insurance Coverage Disputes

Board Certifications:

Certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law. Certified lawyers in civil trial law deal with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of substantive law before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. In addition to actual pretrial and trial process, civil trial law includes evaluating, handling and resolving civil disagreements prior to the initiation of a lawsuit.

Honors and Awards:

-Appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

-Inducted to the Litigation Counsel of America

- Florida Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

- Florida Legal Elite 2009, 2010

- Florida Super Lawyer 2007

- "AV" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


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Jeffrey S. Weiss

Jeffrey S. Weiss is a shareholder with Garganese, Weiss & D'Agresta, P.A. and is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Civil Trial Law.  He is the recipient of the highest rating (AV) given by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics.  Mr. Weiss has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend and Orlando's Top Lawyer as published by Orlando Home and Leisure. He was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America in 2009.  

Mr. Weiss has, over 27 years, represented both public and private entities in a variety of litigation matters including employment and civil rights disputes, personal injury claims, and general commercial matters.  He has tried, through verdict, a variety of cases in both Federal and State court.  He also provides risk management and general legal counsel on an as needed basis to both the public and private sector. In addition to having served for many years as an adjunct instructor at a local college, Mr. Weiss lectures throughout the state and nationally on topics such as Federal Courts Practice, Civil Rights, Employment Practices and Landlord Tenant Law.

Mr. Weiss volunteers his time and legal experience by serving as a legal advisor to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.  Mr. Weiss also serves as a member of the University of Florida Law School Alumni Council.  In November, 2014, Mr. Weiss was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Court of Claims.  He earned both his bachelor's degree and his law degree from the University of Florida. 

In his spare time, Mr. Weiss plays the guitar and is an avid sports memorabilia collector with an emphasis on baseball, Florida Gator football and the Amazing Mets.  Mr. Weiss also enjoys being physically challenged in the gym and on the trail by his wife Bethanne who is a personal trainer and fitness instructor and author.  He is the proud father of three grown children.

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