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Yitz Erik Weiss

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and obtaining a Degree of Rabbinic Ordination, Yitz Weiss then entered Southwestern University School of Law. There he was Associate Editor of the Southwestern Law Review, an honor reserved for the top 10% of students. Yitz graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern in 2006.


After receiving his Juris Doctorate and being admitted to the California State Bar in 2006, Yitz began his legal career with Kaplan Lee LLP.   Based on his all-around excellent work for his clients and the firm, Yitz was made a partner of Kaplan Lee in 2012.  While at Kaplan Lee, Yitz has represented clients in a wide array of legal matters, including estate planning, personal injury and product liability litigation, real estate litigation, employment counseling and litigation, wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, FEHA, Unequal Pay Act, Commercial Code claims, warranty claims, fraud claims, and contract disputes. Yitz routinely serves as lead counsel in binding arbitrations and as co-counsel in major trials. Yitz excels in law and motion matters, where his exceptional research and writing skills have resulted in numerous favorable dispositions.


Yitz is a regular speaker on a variety of legal subjects, including the interplay between civil and religious law in areas such as estates, business and the Constitution.  He teaches weekly classes in law, ethics, and religion in his capacity as an associate Rabbi of a large Southern California synagogue.

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Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    9 years, 50 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    9 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Kaplan Weiss LLP

355 S. Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Kaplan Weiss LLP

5155 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Suite 250
Hawthorne, CA, 90250

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Cum LaudeSouthwestern University School of Law2006
Dean's ListSouthwestern University School of Law2006
Dean's ListSouthwestern University School of Law2005
City Attorney's AppreciationLos Angeles City Attorney2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, AttorneyKaplan Weiss LLP2013 - Present
Associate RabbiChabad of Conejo Valley2009 - 2012
AssociateKaplan Lee, LLP2006 - 2013
Certified Law ClerkDistrict Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County2005 - 2005
Benefits AdvocateSNAP Program2004 - 2006
Law ClerkCity Attorney, City Of Los Angeles2004 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
J-lawMember2006 - Present
Law Review - Southwestern University School of LawAssociate Editor, Member2004 - 2006
Law Review - Southwestern University School of LawMember2004 - 2005

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Discrimination & Wrongful TerminationFavorable
Williams v. Bentley MotorsFavorable
Unpaid Wages & Overtime, Violation of Equal Pay LawFavorable -- Judgment for plaintiff

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Kaplan Weiss Newsletter2014 California Employment Law Update2014
Kaplan Weiss NewsletterSummary of California's Equal Pay Act2014
Kaplan Weiss LLP Newsletter & BlogSummary of Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 20142014
Kaplan Lee NewsletterPersonal Injury Damages2012
Southwestern University Law ReviewAnlysis of the Homeland Security ActN/A
Southwestern University School of LawThe First Amendment Religion ClausesN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Yeshiva UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
You be the JudgeComparative Commercial Law2013
You be the JudgeComparative Property Law2013
Beer and ShiurJewish Law2013
Special Expert Presentation and WorkshopEstate Planning2012
Weekly Lecture SeriesConstitutional law2011
Conejo Jewish AcademyElection issues in Jewish Law2011
You be the Judge -- CLEComparative Law2007