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Elan E. Weinreb

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Elan E. Weinreb is a creative and insightful civil litigator, mediator, and arbitrator who has represented domestic and international clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court cases involving diverse and complex fields of law and has extensive experience in the use of technology in litigation.  He has also served as a third-party neutral in mediations and both individually and as a panelist in arbitrations.


Mr. Weinreb was born in 1979 in Hollywood, Florida to Dr. Neal Weinreb, a world-class hematologist/oncologist, and Mrs. Bonnie Weinreb (nee Riesel), a graduate-level English instructor. After attending the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School and Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School, he moved to Manhattan in 1996 to attend Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies at Yeshiva University and Yeshiva College at Yeshiva University. While at Yeshiva University, Mr. Weinreb reinstituted the Yeshiva University Debate Society and went on to win more than a few debate trophies at regional competitions.


After graduating as Valedictorian from Isaac Breuer College and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in History from Yeshiva College, Mr. Weinreb’s love for language, rhetoric, and argument propelled him to the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Weinreb served—first as an Associate Editor and then as Production Editor—on the Cardozo Law Review, where he developed an interest in the use of computer technology in litigation and published a student Note on the use of computer animations and simulations in the courtroom.


After graduating magna cum laude from Cardozo in 2002 with a concentration in Litigation, Mr. Weinreb joined Kaye Scholer LLP, a prestigious midtown Manhattan law firm. Over approximately the next seven years, he had the honor and privilege of honing his legal skills while representing the following clients in multi-million dollar commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigations:



In November 2007, Mr. Weinreb published another article on computer animations in the courtroom for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and in September 2008, he was quoted in Fortune Small Business on the topic.


Seeking more control and responsibility over his own cases, in June 2009, Mr. Weinreb joined Katlowitz & Associates as Senior Associate and Head of Litigation, and in July 2012, he was promoted to Counsel.  At the start of 2014, Mr. Weinreb left Katlowitz & Associates to pursue his life-long dream of establishing The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC.


In June 2015, after undertaking comprehensive training in commercial arbitration offered by the New York State Bar Association and mediation training offered by the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, Mr. Weinreb decided to expand TWLF's practice areas to include alternative dispute resolution (a/k/a ADR) disciplines, namely arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. 


Outside of the office, Mr. Weinreb serves as a professional Torah reader for two West Hempstead synagogues of which he is a member: Congregation Anshei Shalom and Young Israel of West Hempstead. His spouse of twelve years, Michele A. Weinreb, a court reporter and gourmet chef (although she will never admit it if asked), keeps him both entertained and well-fed. More importantly, she serves as his perpetual source of motivation and inspiration.



Languages spoken: Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 45%
    14 years, 110 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    14 years, 110 cases
  3. Arbitration: 15%
    2 years, 4 cases
  4. Mediation: 15%
    2 years, 6 cases



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Michael Kampfer

    I strongly recommend the legal services of Elan Weinreb and The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC. Elan served as co-counsel on an administrative appeal for one of our Long Term Disability clients. He was very easy to work with, always responded to e-mails or phone calls expeditiously, paid close attention to detail, and went out of his way to help our mutual client. Elan’s assistance in working with our client to prepare important documents; helping to obtain medical records to support our client’s disability; and dealing with, often uncooperative, doctors’ offices proved invaluable. With his assistance, we were able to obtain a quick and successful outcome for our client.


    Paul Kampfer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I strongly endorse Elan Weinreb, Esq. as a litigation attorney. He is a friend and fellow attorney in the neighborhood. I have had the opportunity to discuss a myriad of legal issues with him and have found him to be patient and understanding. Mr. Weinreb’s legal advice was both insightful and extremely knowledgeable. Consequently, I have referred a number of cases to him knowing that he will give the potential client excellent legal representation. Not only is Mr. Weinreb a brilliant attorney and an invaluable asset to the litigation field, he is also a pillar of our community. I expect Mr. Weinreb to provide many more years of stellar legal representation to his clients.


    Andrea Reinhard Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC

1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 200303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Stars 2014 - New York Metro AreaSuper Lawyers2015
Avvo Clients' Choice 2014 - LitigationAvvo2015
Avvo Clients' Choice 2015 - LitigationAvvo2015
Rising Stars 2014 - New York Metro AreaSuperLawyers(TM)2014
Rising Stars 2013 - New York Metro AreaSuperLawyers(TM)2013
Empire State Counsel AwardNew York State Bar Association2008
Empire State Counsel AwardNew York State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Achievement AwardKaye Scholer2007
Pro Bono Achievement AwardKaye Scholer2006
Order of the Coif MembershipCardozo Chapter of the Order of the Coif2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Member, Arbitrator, and MediatorThe Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC2014 - Present
Counsel and Head of LitigationKatlowitz & Associates2012 - 2013
Senior Associate and Head of LitigationKatlowitz & Associates2009 - 2012
Special Counsel - Queens Tort DivisionNew York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel2007 - 2009
Litigation AssociateKaye Scholer2001 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2014 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Seroquel Multi-District Products Liability LitigationMotion for Summary Judgment Granted
Spodek v. NeissMotion to Dismiss Cross-claims Granted
Spodek v. NeissMotion for Leave to Reargue March 2013 Decision of Appellate Division Affirming Denial of Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
TWLF News & Views - Summer 2015CLE Rebooted2015
TWLF News & Views - Spring 2015Lessons Learned2015
New York County LawyerThe Powerful PDF (New York County Lawyer Version)2015
TWLF News & Views - Winter 2015The Powerful PDF (TWLF News & Views Version)2015
New York County LawyerThe "Telemachus Principle" (reprint of Evening the Odds)2014
TWLF News & Views - Fall 2014The Dreaded Deposition?2014
TWLF News & Views - Summer 2014Evening the Odds2014
TWLF News & Views - Spring 2014Litigation: A Big Deal for Small Business2014
Fortune Small BusinessCourtroom Cartoons Help Win Legal Fights2008
The Young Lawyer (ABA)Less Is More in the World of Trial Animations2007
Cardozo Law ReviewCounselor, Proceed with Caution: The Use of Integrated Evidence Presentation Systems and Computer-Generated Evidence in the Courtroom2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)2002
Yeshiva UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)2000
Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic StudiesHebrew Language and LiteratureAA (Valedictorian)2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
On-Demand Online CLE PresentationThe Telemachian Law Practice2015
NYCLA Networking RoundtableAvoiding Document Revision Disaster in Using Root Storage2014