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Paul M. Weiss

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Highland Park, Illinois

PAUL M. WEISS is a founding partner at Complex Litigation Group LLC.  Paul enjoys snorkeling, gardening and photography; some of Paul’s photos are published at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/paul-weiss.html.

Paul received his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, graduating law school magna cum laude and ORDER OF THE COIF and was a member of INDIANA LAW JOURNAL. Paul is admitted generally to practice in the State of Illinois, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan and is a Member of the Northern District Trial Bar. Paul has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in several state and federal courts, including New Jersey, Idaho, New Mexico, California and Florida.

Paul has litigated numerous class actions in state and federal courts. Prior to founding Complex Litigation Group LLC, Paul practiced for four years at the Seattle, Washington office of what was then known as Hagens & Berman, focusing exclusively on plaintiff consumer class actions.

Paul is Fundraising Director for Worldwide Mental Health Initiatives, NFP, www.wmhi.org,  a global charity committed to assisting individuals with mental illness; a member of the Gardner’s of the North Shore, www.gardenersofthenorthshore.com; a co-founding member of the Men’s Club at Lakeside Congregation for Reformed Judaism and Executive Committee Member of The National Trial Lawyer’s Class Action Trial Lawyers, http://thecatl.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userprofile&user=80&Itemid=7.

Paul's published opinions include: Saltzman v. Pella Corp., 257 F.R.D. 471 (N.D. Ill. 2009), affirmed 606 F.3d (7th Cir. 2010), cert. denied, Pella Corporation, et al. v. Saltzman, et al., No. 10-355 (Jan. 18, 2011). United States Supreme Court, No. 10-355; Harper v. LG Electronics USA, Inc., 595 F.Supp.2d 486 (D.N.J. 2009); Hoving v. Transnation Title Ins. Co., 545 F.Supp.2d 662 (E.D. Mich. 2008); Coppolino v. Total Call International, Inc., 588 F.Supp.2d 594 (D.N.J. 2009); Waudby v. Verizon Wireless Services LLC, 248 F.R.D. 173 (D.N.J. 2008); Phillips v. Ford Motor Co., 435 F.3d 785 (7th Cir. 2006); Knudsen v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 435 F.3d 755 (7th Cir. 2006) ("Knudsen II"); Knudsen v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 411 F.3d 805 (7th Cir. 2005) ("Knudsen I"); Hall v. Sprint Spectrum L.P., 376 Ill.App.3d 822 (Ill. App. 2007), petition leave appeal denied, Sprint Spectrum, Petitioner, No. 105309 (January 30, 2008); Kinkel v. Cingular Wireless, 357 Ill.App.3d 556 (Ill.App. 2005), affirmed, 223 Ill.2d 1 (Ill. 2006); Hall v. Sprint Spectrum L.P., 368 Ill.App.3d 820 (Ill. App. 2006); Zobrist v. Verizon Wireless, 354 Ill.App.3d 1139 (Ill. App. 2004); Peach v. CIM Ins. Corp., 352 Ill.App.3d 691, appeal denied, 212 Ill.2d 536, petition for cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 1429 (U.S. Ill. Feb. 27, 2006); America's Moneyline, Inc. v. Coleman, 360 F.3d 782 (7th Cir. 2004); Reynolds v. GMAC Financial Services, 344 Ill.App.3d 843 (5th Dist., Ill. 2003); American Bankers Life Assur. Co. of Florida v. Evans, 319 F.3d 907 (7th Cir. 2003); Hanke v. American Intern. South Ins. Co., 335 Ill.App.3d 1164 (5th Dist., Ill. 2002), appeal denied, 203 Ill.2d 546 (Ill. 2003); Travis v. American Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 335 Ill.App.3d 1171 (5th Dist., Ill. 2002), appeal denied, 203 Ill.2d 571 (Ill. 2003); Cohen v. Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc. 338 Ill.App.3d 171 (1st Dist., Ill. 2003); Cohen v. Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., 376 Ill App.3d 588 (Ill. App. 2007); Best Buy Co. v. Barrera, 248 S.W.3d 160 (Tex. 2007); Harsch v. Illinois, et al., 2002 WL 1433875 (Ill. Ct. Claims March 13, 2002); Garbie v. DaimlerChrysler, 211 F.3d 407 (7th Cir. 2000); Saltzman v. Pella Corp., 2007 WL 844883 (N.D. Ill. March 20, 2007); Lewis v. First American Title Ins. Co., 2007 WL 2815041 (D.Id. Sept. 25, 2007); Power v. GMAC Mortgage Corp., 2007 WL 723509 (N.D. Ill. March 7, 2007); Leon County v. Hotels.com, et al., 2006 WL 3519102 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 6, 2006); Ibrahim v. Old Kent Bank, 2000 WL 263987 (N.D. Ill. 2000); Carey v. Kerr McGee Chemical Corp., 60 F.Supp. 800 (N.D. Ill. 1999) and 999 F.Supp. 1109 (N.D. Ill. 1998); In re. Ticketmaster Corp. Antitrust Litigation, 929 F.Supp. 1272 (E.D. Mo. 1996); Polk v. Cao, 279 Ill.App.3d 101 (1st Dist., Ill. 1996); Osario v. Harza Engineering Co., 890 F.Supp. 750 (N.D. Ill. 1995); Carter v. New Trier East High School, 272 Ill.App.3d 551 (1st Dist., Ill. 1995); National Paint & Coatings Ass'n v. City of Chicago, 45 F.3d 1124 (7th Cir. 1995).

Paul has been featured in the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL'S article on Illinois class actions (June 12, 2003 edition) and the CHICAGO LAWYER'S article on "CLASS ACTIONS: THE BATTLE HEATS UP." (April 2003). Paul has been guest lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law on such topics as consumer class action and environmental contamination suits.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Class Action / Complex Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2003


  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Order of Coif
    • Law Review: Indiana Law Journal, 1990 - 1991
  • Indiana University , Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List: 5 Semesters

Past Employment Positions

  • Hagens & Berman, Seattle Washington, Associate, 1995 - 1999

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