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Christopher John Weiss

Construction and development Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    80%
    Mr. Weiss handles construction defect cases, contract disputes, breach of contracts, OSHA claims, and is comfortable litigating or mediating cases to achieve the best results for the client.

    47 years

  2. Litigation
    10%

    47 years

  3. Mediation
    10%

Mr. Weiss  founded his own construction boutique firm in 2012 and is able to assist you in drafting contracts and enforcing the same to help manage risk in construction matters. Prior to opening his own firm, Mr. Weiss was a shareholder at Holland & Knight, LLP, focusing exclusively on Construction Law and co-chairing the Florida Construction Practice Group.  Mr. Weiss has been practicing construction law for 40 years and is board certified in construction.

 

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. 

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Location

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
17 N. Summerlin Avenue
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by Gail | September 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class-Top Flight-Excellent Attorney!
CHRISTOPHER WEISS-Attorney It is with great pleasure and I am honored after 30 plus years of doing business with Christopher (Chris) Weiss as my attorney and friend to provide a professional recommendation and personal reference. In the past thirty years Chris has represented my companies (Fortune 500) in several lawsuits and/or arbitrations/meditations. In every case we have always walked out on the "winning" side, as Chris walked in prepared due to the way he does his due diligence. Chris is very good at "thinking" like or "out-thinking" the opposition and before they can form a plan of attack that could turn the tide, he (Chris) has undermined their strategy to the point that the case has been decided in our favor. Chris will always be my go-to-guy for any legal matters, especially construction related, as he provides honest, useful, and spot on advice that has greatly benefitted me in the past, and no doubt will be beneficial to my future endeavors. Respectfully Submitted, HoJo
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Posted by Cindy | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive, keen, sharp and professional!
Attorney Christopher Weiss has represented our company for several years now in various business matters and has worked hard to protect our interest. From human resource to construction contract review and negotiations - Attorney Christopher Weiss has exceeded our expectations!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Chris and his team are supremely well versed in Construction Litigation. Chris was able to unturn all stones and discover a resolution that was a tremendous win for my company. I would not hesitate to recommend, and hire again, Chris Weiss.
Posted by Brad | November 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Respectful
I cannot thank Mr. Weiss enough. He was professional, respectful, approachable, and knowledgeable. I was building a new home and was having difficulty with my builder. He was very supportive and gave me the advice I needed to win my battle with the builder. I would recommend Mr. Weiss to anyone!!
Response from Christopher Weiss November 18, 2015
I am delighted to have received such an outstanding review. Referrals are the lifeblood of our business. Thanks for your gracious comments. Christopher Weiss
Posted by Elizabeth | August 27, 2014
Easy to work with, extremely knowledgable, competent
Chris has represented me in various cases for 16 years - when he was with Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, Holland and Knight and now in his private practice. His knowledge and expertise in the field of construction litigation is consistently beyond that of opposing attorneys. He has also advised me on non-construction related matters and I have found that if he isn't familiar with a subject already, he can make himself an expert overnight. I am taking the time to write this recommendation because I have been truly impressed by Chris. I consider him a friend and would heartily recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2014
Integrity!
Christopher Weiss has been an outstanding attorney for decades. I've known Mr. Weiss as a litigator and negotiator. His skills eclipse those of any of his contemporaries. I cannot recommend him highly enough to you!
Posted by Anna | August 19, 2014
Review of Christopher Weiss
Without going into any personal details about my case I can't thank Christopher Weiss enough for his knowledge, wisdom and superior expertise in his field. He was attentive which most lawyers seem to have a hard time with. He was thorough and very realistic about the outcome. We are so pleased with how everything worked out.
Posted by Jim | April 14, 2014
Excellent service
Mr. Christopher Weiss is an excellent attorney who helped us settled our claim promptly and efficiently. We appreciate very much for his profound knowledge and professional working attitude, most impressively, he helped us to save tremendously amount of money with a very happy ending. We would like to introduce whoever need legal service to him as one of the best attorney in Florida! and looking forward to introd
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
As a lawyer, Chris represents all that is worthy in law. I would trust him to defeat any battle, against any entity. His courtroom knowledge and skillset allows clients to feel secure, not by false arrogance, but with a sure hand and mind, and ultimately by the results of a proceeding. I would not want Chris against me in the court of law—that’s for sure! In closing I hope that should you need a lawyer or legal consultant, Chris would be at the top of your list for representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Top Flight Construction Litigation Veteran
Mr. Weiss grasped the serious nature of the OSHA violations against us. We contested the claim, and when an informal settlement could not be reached, we sucessfully tried the case before an administrative law judge and won.
Posted by Gail H. | September 10, 2011
If You Want to "WIN" Use Christopher Weiss
From first-hand experiences I know Christopher Weiss to be the best construction attorney that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have utilized a few different law firms and attorneys over the past 35 years, being an executive with the Walt Disney World Company, Acousti Engineering Company of Florida, CED Companies, and owning my own company in Tucson Arizona [Tri-J Corporation]. Christopher understands every facet of his practice and was always prepared for anything the opposition had readied and had the attitude going in "we are going to win this"! Christopher is an out-of-the-box thinker, extremely reliable as an attorney and I also value him as a friend. I would highly recommend Christopher to any company needing a law firm and individual if they are serious about using an attorney and wanting to "WIN"!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2018
updated on 06/14/2018

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Equity Partner
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1977 - 2012

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelors
  • 1974

Associations

  • Liberty Counsel
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated since 1991
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Construction Law Litigation 2011-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America Guide
  • 2018
  • Construction Law 2006-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America Guide
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Construction Law 2005-2018
  • Florida Bar
  • 2018
  • Law Firm Ranking, Construction Law/Litigation 2014 -2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America Guide
  • 2018
  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers Construction Law 2012-18
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Construction Law 2005-2017
  • Chambers USA
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Orlando Magazine Top Orlando-Area Attorneys
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm Ranking 2015 & 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017
  • Arbitration and Mediation - Law Firm of the Year
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite 2005-2008, 2012 & 2014-2016
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers Bet-The-Company Litigation 2012-15
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Construction Law Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America Guide Orlando
  • 2014
  • Bet The Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America Guide Orlando
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2010 & 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services
  • Eichleay Damages and Delay Claims
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an experienced construction litigator who is well respected in the legal community. I have worked as opposing counsel with Chris and he is a pleasure to work with. He is creative, innovative, and always prepared on the law and facts."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a great attorney not only for his vast experience and knowledge of the law, but for his compassion for his clients, willingness to mentor, and relentlessly upbeat personality. I cannot recommend Chris enough."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris and I are Holland & Knight alums. He delivers high-quality, big-firm legal services with a small-firm personal touch. I always enjoy co-counseling with Chris whenever the opportunity arises."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I worked together for over six years. He is extremely knowledgeable in construction law and has been specializing in this field for over 35 years. It was an extremely valuable learning experience being able to work with Chris."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the consummate professional with particular focus on construction litigation and commercial litigation. He works well with other lawyers and is respected by his peers."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known this lawyer for 29 years. He has always demonstrated a high degree of integrity and proficiency in all of his endeavors. He is considered one of the premiere lawyers in Construction Litigation among his peers and the community at large. Any client would be well served to have Chris as an advocate."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I have worked together on cases and against each other on cases. Chris's knowledge of Construction Law is second to none."
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Orlando Construction and development Lawyer Christopher John Weiss
Christopher John Weiss
Construction and development Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details