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Christopher John Weiss

Practice areas:

Construction & Development

About Me

Christopher J. Weiss has been practicing construction law for 37 years.  Mr. Weiss is a board certified construction attorney.  For 35 years, via amalgamation with Holland & Knight, LLP, Mr. Weiss focused exclusively on Construction Law and co-chaired the Florida Construction Practice Group.  


 


Mr. Weiss recently founded his own construction boutique firm and is able to assist you in drafting contracts and enforcing the same to help manage risk in construction matters. 


 


Mr. Weiss is a recognized authority in construction matters.  Mr. Weiss has represented clients in construction defect, delay, disruption, acceleration claims involving all aspects of construction.  Mr. Weiss has conducted major litigation in many state and federal courts, and has also participated in many arbitrations.   Mr. Weiss' focus of late has been on claims arising from or relating to leaks in building envelope systems, which cause water intrusion, mold and mildew.  Mr. Weiss has experience in handling defense of OSHA claims.


 


We work comfortably with construction managers, project managers, developers, architects, engineers and building owners.  Should a dispute arise between the parties, we are prepared to assist.  In the event an alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, project neutrals, or the like, is unsuccessful, we are litigators. The Firm has the resources to litigate matters before arbitration panels, state and federal courts. Mr. Weiss is frequently asked to serve as a private arbitrator or with the stipulation of the parties, act as a mediator in a variety of construction matters. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Construction & Development: 100%
    38 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375-475/hour), Contingent (25-35%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known this lawyer for 29 years. He has always demonstrated a high degree of integrity and proficiency in all of his endeavors. He is considered one of the premiere lawyers in Construction Litigation among his peers and the community at large. Any client would be well served to have Chris as an advocate.

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    William Barfield Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Patrick Kelly

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I have worked together on cases and against each other on cases. Chris's knowledge of Construction Law is second to none.

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    Kevin Kelly Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.

17 N. Summerlin Avenue
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32801

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated since 1991-2014Martindale-Hubbell2015
Board Certified - Construction Law 2005-2014Florida Bar2014
Construction Law 2006-2014The Best Lawyers in America Guide2014
Construction Law Litigation 2006-2014The Best Lawyers in America Guide2014
Orlando in Bet The Company Litigation 2010-2014The Best Lawyers in America Guide2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Construction Law 2005-2014Chambers USA2014
Florida Legal Elite 2005-2008, 2012 & 2014Florida Trend Magazine2014
Construction 2010-2013The Legal 500 USA2013
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Construction 2010-2013The Legal 500 USA2013
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Corp. Counsel Ed. 2009-2013Super Lawyers2013
Top Litigator - ConstructionOrlando Business Journal2013
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2010Who's Who Legal2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and OwnerChristopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.2012 - Present
Equity PartnerHolland & Knight LLP1977 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United Negro College FundMember2009 - Present
Liberty CounselChairman - Board of Directors1998 - Present
Associated General Builders & ContractorsMember1993 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsMember1993 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesEichleay Damages and Delay Claims2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLaw, Cum LaudeJD - Juris Doctor1977
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science & Government, Cum LaudeBachelors1974