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.
Hourly ($375-475/hour), contingent (25-35%)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1977||12/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated since 1991-2016||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Florida Legal Elite 2005-2008, 2012 & 2014-2016||Florida Trend Magazine||2016|
|Construction Law 2005-2016||Chambers USA||2016|
|Construction Law Litigation 2006-2016||The Best Lawyers in America Guide||2016|
|Construction Law 2006-2016||The Best Lawyers in America Guide||2016|
|Board Certified - Construction Law 2005-2016||Florida Bar||2016|
|Super Lawyer 2006-2016||Florida Super Lawyers||2016|
|Orlando in Bet The Company Litigation 2010-2015||The Best Lawyers in America Guide||2015|
|Founder and Owner||Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Equity Partner||Holland & Knight LLP||1977 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United Negro College Fund||Member||2009 - Present|
|Liberty Counsel||Chairman - Board of Directors||1998 - Present|
|Associated General Builders & Contractors||Member||1993 - Present|
|Associated Builders and Contractors||Member||1993 - Present|
|Lorman Education Services||Eichleay Damages and Delay Claims||2010|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law, Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Florida State University||Political Science & Government, Cum Laude||Bachelors||1974|