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Christopher John Weiss

About me

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. 


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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%
    39 years



Hourly ($375-475/hour), contingent (25-35%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Meredith Pitts Smith

    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.


    Meredith Smith Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew C. Bouchard

    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.


    Matthew Bouchard Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.

17 N. Summerlin Avenue
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing197706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated since 1991-2016Martindale-Hubbell2016
Florida Legal Elite 2005-2008, 2012 & 2014-2016Florida Trend Magazine2016
Construction Law 2005-2016Chambers USA2016
Construction Law Litigation 2006-2016The Best Lawyers in America Guide2016
Construction Law 2006-2016The Best Lawyers in America Guide2016
Board Certified - Construction Law 2005-2016Florida Bar2016
Super Lawyer 2006-2016Florida Super Lawyers2016
Orlando in Bet The Company Litigation 2010-2015The Best Lawyers in America Guide2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and OwnerChristopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.2012 - Present
Equity PartnerHolland & Knight LLP1977 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Negro College FundMember2009 - Present
Liberty CounselChairman - Board of Directors1998 - Present
Associated General Builders & ContractorsMember1993 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsMember1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesEichleay Damages and Delay Claims2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science & Government, Cum LaudeBachelors1974