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511 E. Paces Ferry Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2013
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2012
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2009
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2008
Director's AwardUnited States Department of Justice1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Weil Firm. LLC2008 - Present
Senior Litigation CounselUnited States Attorney's Office1992 - 1995
Chief, Appellate DivisionUnited States Attorney's Office1990 - 2008
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1987 - 1993
AttorneyDevine & Morris1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssocationN/A1983 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Eleventh Circuit Historical SocietyMemberN/A
Supreme Court Historical SocietyMemberN/A
United States Supreme Court Historical SocietyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Ballinger, 395 F.3d 1218 (11th Cir. 2005) (en banc)En banc was granted, and the panel opinion was vacated. On rehearing en banc by the full Court, the Court reversed its previous position and upheld Ballinger's conviction.
United States v. Frazier, 387 F.3d 1244 (11th Cir. 2004) (en banc)Court granted rehearing en banc, vacated the panel opinion, and upheld the conviction.
United States v. Sanchez, 269 F.3d 1250 (11th Cir. 2001) (en banc)Court ordered that the case be reheard en banc, and vacated the panel opinion.
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Publication nameTitleDate
11th Circuit: Federal Appellate ProcedureChapter Author, Black, et al.1996
8 Fed. Sent. R. 21Weil, A Step Toward Simplification1995
7 Fed. Sent. R. 172Weil, In Partial Defense of Sentencing Entrapment1995
5 Fed. Sent. R. 16Whitley & Weil, A Critique of the GAO and Sentencing Commission Reports:1992
ABA publicationWhitley & Weil, Grand Juries vs. the Right to Financial Privacy1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Emory University School of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Health Care Fraud Institute (ICLE)Ethical Issues in Health Care Fraud Cases (Panel Moderator)2011
Southeastern Health Care Fraud Institute (ICLE)Ethical Issues in Criminal and Civil Fraud Cases ( Panel Moderator)2010
Saint Crispin's Day SeminarProfessionalism - Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy (Panel Moderator)2010
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) International Business and Crime - An OverviewSEC and DOJ Year in Review (Panel Member)2010
Federal Civil Trial Practice Seminar (ICLE)Preserving Your Record in the Trial Court for Appeal2010
Criminal Law Section LuncheonBinding Plea Agreements - Why You Want One and How You Get It2010
Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers: Life of A TrialAfter the Case - Appeal (Panel Member)2010
United States Sentencing Commission Public HearingThe Sentencing Reform Act of 1984: 25 Years Later (Testimony)2009
Southeastern Health Care Fraud Institute (ICLE)Looking Forward: Professionalism in 20102009
Federal Appellate Practice SeminarOral Argument in the Eleventh Circuit2009
Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2009Cross-Border Governance, Compliance and Regulatory Trends (Panel Member)2009