Justin Weitzman Biography

Justin Weitzman joined Kishner Miller Himes in August 2016.  He brought to the firm extensive experience as a litigator with insurance defense and labor and employment law firms in the New York City area.  Mr. Weitzman concentrates his practice on civil litigation.  He has handled numerous cases from inception to completion.

Mr. Weitzman practices in diverse litigation areas, mainly involving: complex commercial litigation, including partnership disputes and contract disputes; significant employment-related disputes, such as claims of workplace discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, breach of restrictive covenants, and breach of employment agreements; complicated tort cases arising from products liability, premises liability, general liability, and construction site defects; and difficult insurance coverage disputes.  Mr. Weitzman has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Weitzman’s practice at Kishner Miller Himes has expanded to include real estate litigation, particularly construction defects cases, breach of sale/lease agreements, mortgage and lien foreclosure actions, land use issues and broker fee disputes.

Mr. Weitzman has drafted and argued motions, taken and defended depositions, and negotiated settlements in matters pending in both state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative tribunals and government agencies. While in law school, Mr. Weitzman clerked in the hearings and legal units for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Justin is also an avid Baltimore sports fan of both the Ravens and Orioles.  In his spare time, he enjoys comedy shows, exercise and exploring every restaurant New York City has to offer.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a financial investment company in dismissal of a complaint for sexual discrimination brought by an executive employee before the New York State Division of Human Rights
  • Represented both developers and condominium/cooperative boards involving claims of construction defects in newly constructed buildings
  • Represented both property owners and contractors on a construction project in lien foreclosure actions regarding claims of unpaid work
  • Represented both property buyers and sellers in misrepresentation cases asserting active concealment of latent construction defects
  • Represented real estate brokers in breach of contract cases stemming from the failure to pay a commission under the brokerage agreement
  • Represented property owners in litigation asserting nuisance claims arising from faulty construction
  • Represented a Florida-based corporation and its owner in dismissal of a complaint brought in New York state court for breach of contract, stemming from a sales and marketing agreement that never came to fruition
  • Represented a company that was victimized in a Ponzi-type scheme of selling secondary-market life insurance policies to multiple parties, winning summary judgment on policy ownership and therefore entitling the company to recover its equity
  • Represented a religious organization in dismissal of a sexual discrimination complaint brought by a high-level employee before the New York State Division of Human Rights
  • Represented several local New York City businesses in defending against claims of discrimination (disability, religion, race, sex, etc.) in places of public accommodation

Memberships/Affiliations

New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York County Bar Association

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers: 2016 and 2017, New York Metro Rising Stars, Labor & Employment Law

Education

University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 2012)

Inter-American Law Review
Magna Cum Laude
Certificate in Employment, Labor and Immigration Law
University of Miami School of Law Trial Competition Team
Center for Ethics & Public Service Summer Public Interest Fellowship
Legal Services of Greater Miami

The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 2009)

Crime, Law and Justice

Bar & Court Admissions/Appearances

New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Supreme Court of the State of New York, including the Counties of The Bronx, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Saratoga, Suffolk and Westchester