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Eric J. Weiss is an experienced litigator whose practice emphasizes business litigation involving employment issues, real estate, creditor’s rights, commercial transactions, contracts, and related corporate issues.  He has jury and bench trial experience and has argued before numerous Ohio Courts of Appeal.


Before joining Cavitch, Familo & Durkin, Eric was Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office from 2000 until 2004. During his tenure as an assistant prosecuting attorney, he prosecuted felony offenses ranging from low-level drug offenses to capital murder. 


Eric was admitted to the Ohio bar in 2000.  He is also licensed to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.  Eric is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


In 2000, Eric graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall School of Law.  In 1996, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bowling Green State University.  


In 2010 and 2012, Eric was named a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.


Eric resides in Avon, Ohio with his wife, Dawne, and their daughter, Kendall.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Contracts: 10%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Probate: 5%

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Contact info

Cavitch, Familo & Durkin

1300 E. 9th St.
20th Floor
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000