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Michael Weiss  has years of experience representing clients in high-stakes litigation.  As a partner at Carroll & Weiss, Mike has a diverse practice, representing a variety of clients in product liability and other cases, including large manufacturers and retailers, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals, and helps companies navigate federal and state regulations with an eye on how compliance can impact legal liability.  In recent years, Mike has taken a leadership role in defending members of the window covering industry in lawsuits around the country alleging strangulation on window blinds cords, including defending several clients in a purported nationwide class action in Illinois (and winning dismissal of a number of those clients).  He has experience both in and out of the courtroom:  in 2010, he served on the trial team of a high-profile pharmaceutical birth defect case in which the court entered a verdict for his client before the close of evidence.


A former litigator with King & Spalding’s nationally-recognized Tort Litigation and Environmental Law Practice Group, Mike spent eight years defending Fortune 100 corporations in high-exposure product liability actions, including top automotive, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers.  He also helped a Georgia family fight the state’s efforts to build a highway across their property, guided abused women and children in obtaining asylum in the United States, and helped free a wrongly-convicted man from prison after 17 years behind bars.  Mike has practiced in courts in Georgia, Alabama, New Jersey, Alaska, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, California, and Illinois and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.


 

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Licensed

  1. Litigation: 85%
    13 years
  2. Environmental: 5%
    12 years
  3. Immigration: 5%
    13 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    8 years

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Contact info

Carroll & Weiss LLP

1819 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30309-1848

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Judge Clarence F. Seeliger Local Justice AwardThe Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence2009
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2009
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2008
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2007
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2006
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2005
Pro bono service awardKing & Spalding2004
Robert W. Woodruff FellowshipEmory University School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateKing & Spalding LLP2003 - 2011
Staff writerAtlanta Journal Constitution1994 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whitefoord, Inc.Board of Directors2014 - Present
Anti Defamation LeagueN/A2005 - Present
Georgia Asylum and Immigration NetworkAdvisory Board2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2003 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Andrews Privacy Litigation ReporterLawsuits Based On The Loss Of Personal Information: Lots Of Questions, Few Answers2007
Practical Law Company Cross-border Life Sciences HandbookTrends in US product liability litigation2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Syracuse UniversityJournalism, RussianBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recent Developments in Georgia LawDevelopments in Georgia Evidence Law2011
national conference of American National Standards InstituteLiability of Standards Development Organizations2007