|By Marketwired .||
|August 19, 2013 09:43 AM EDT||
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 -- Anapol Schwartz shareholder Sol Weiss was named Lawyer of the Year in the 2014 edition of Philadelphia's Best Lawyers for the category of Plaintiffs' Mass Tort and Class Action.
Weiss continues to be recognized year after year for his dedication to the practice of law. He was awarded the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Harry M. Philo Award in 2009 and received the AAJ David S. Schrager President's Award in 2011. He has been included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® since 2004 and was named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyer from 2010 to 2012. Weiss has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2006.
"I help people whose legal rights have been compromised by those with power and greater financial means," Weiss said. "Our legal system strengthens our great country while protecting human safety and dignity."
Recognition by Best Lawyers® as a top attorney further exemplifies Weiss' outstanding legal work during more than 41years in the legal profession. Some of his past cases include: the $3.75 billion Fen-Phen multidistrict litigation settlement, $68.5 million settlement for individual clients in the Baycol litigation, and $17.75 million partial settlement in the Luzerne County Kids-for-Cash litigation. Weiss serves a Co-Lead Counsel in the federal NFL Concussion Litigation, and he served as Co-Lead Counsel in the New Jersey consolidated Vioxx lawsuits.
Philadelphia's Best Lawyers is part of The Best Lawyers in America®, the preeminent referral guide to the top attorneys in 128 practice areas in all 50 states. Exceptional lawyers are selected by their peers in the same specialty and jurisdiction, resulting in an annual legal guide of the best attorneys for clients seeking first-rate legal representation.*
About Anapol Schwartz
Anapol Schwartz is a national leader in product liability and pharmaceutical litigation, having successfully litigated thousands of cases in state and federal courts during the last 36 years. The firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of its clients.
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Brian J. O'Malley