Weitz & Luxenberg – Leading Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm

Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading mesothelioma and asbestos law firm with more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of asbestos victims and their families.

After researching the best specialty mesothelioma cancer centers and doctors to treat you or your loved one’s diagnosis, the next step should be finding the leading attorneys to handle your asbestos case. Weitz & Luxenberg, a trusted, reputable and nationally recognized asbestos firm, fights to win mesothelioma victims compensation for their asbestos-related injuries.

Weitz & Luxenberg is based in New York, but it has offices across the nation with more than 100 attorneys. For the last 30 years, its attorneys have represented people like you across the nation who were unknowingly exposed to deadly asbestos by negligent manufacturers that chose profits over the safety of their workers.

As one of the largest and most successful asbestos law firms in the nation, Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have recovered more than $18 billion for their clients in all 50 states and U.S. territories to pay for medical bills, lost wages, caregiving, travel and other expenses health care insurance doesn’t cover.

"Weitz & Luxenberg is not like the typical law firm. I know because I’ve been around. Weitz & Luxenberg, these guys aren’t charlatans. They aren’t greedy. They’re humanitarians. Genuine humanitarians. They’re on a quest to help people. They really are. The help I received from Weitz & Luxenberg was incredible. And it came at a time when I needed it the most because of the very bad situation I was in, both in regards to my health and finances."
Jim Kress
Pennsylvania

Although Weitz & Luxenberg is a big law firm, its lawyers ensure clients do not get lost in the system. In fact, its attorneys treat every client with individual focus.

Thousands of clients have written positive reviews about the firm, including testimonials about its lawyers' compassion toward mesothelioma patients and their families, its ability to win substantial settlements and the firm's overall professionalism in the face of a debilitating disease.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms ranked Weitz & Luxenberg as a national Tier 1 law firm — the highest ranking possible — based on client reviews and those of other asbestos lawyers.

In 2016, the publication also recognized Weitz & Luxenberg as the national Law Firm of the Year in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

What Makes Weitz & Luxenberg a Great Law Firm?

Since its inception 30 years ago, Weitz & Luxenberg has represented more than 33,000 people whose lives were affected by an asbestos-related illness stemming from manufacturers' negligence.

The firm's lawyers have gained immense expertise in the area of asbestos litigation. They know exactly how to represent their clients' best interests and persuasively explain intricate scientific studies and medical issues to juries.

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They have the experience.

Because Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers have gained unique insight into asbestos companies and the attorneys who represent them in court, they have developed effective trial and settlement strategies to win their clients the largest award from all defendants.

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They will fight for you.

Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys are prepared to fight the greedy corporations for you. They will not refer your case to another firm because they intend to stay with you to the finish line.

Weitz & Luxenberg left no stone unturned on my behalf in seeking all the money I was entitled to. I am grateful and relieved to be able to provide for my family's future.
Vincent G.
New York

Timeline of Notable Weitz & Luxenberg Verdicts

1991

$75 Million for 36 Brooklyn Navy Yard shipyard workers

1995

$64 Million for four mesothelioma victims

2003

$49 Million for a boiler worker with mesothelioma

2006

$25 Million for a former brake specialist who lost a lung to mesothelioma

2007

$37 Million for two lung cancer victims who worked for insulation contractor

2008

$53 Million for a brake mechanic with mesothelioma

2013

$35 Million for a former asbestos-removal worker with mesothelioma

2013

$190 Million for five former boiler workers

History of Weitz & Luxenberg

Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg

Legal partners Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg founded Weitz & Luxenberg in 1986. One of the firm's first victories on behalf of asbestos victims was in 1991, when it represented 36 men who worked for the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a crucial post-World War II shipbuilding facility riddled with asbestos.

Weitz & Luxenberg won the historic consolidated trial. That $75 million verdict changed the landscape of asbestos litigation in the U.S. The victory defined Weitz & Luxenberg as one of the leading asbestos law firms to represent asbestos victims and challenge the manufacturers that put the lives of thousands of American workers at risk of developing mesothelioma.

Since then, Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have won their clients multiple multimillion-dollar verdicts.

Who Does Weitz & Luxenberg Help?

Weitz & Luxenberg represents the men and women who toiled to build America's backbone — workers in the construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing industries.

These occupations exposed them and their families (wives, mothers, sons and daughters) to high levels of asbestos or asbestos-containing products on a daily basis.

The law firm also represents the men and women who served our country in the U.S. military, especially in the Navy. These veterans were exposed to asbestos on ships, barracks and boiler rooms.

Sadly, many of these innocent people developed mesothelioma. They and their families deserve quality representation.

"Thank you Weitz and Luxenberg for being a true fighter for the little guy."
James M.
New York

Weitz & Luxenberg Reviews and Testimonials

Besides the legal knowhow and decades of serving those injured by asbestos, other qualities that separate Weitz & Luxenberg from other asbestos firms are the compassion and focus its attorneys show their clients — regardless of verdict amount.

Clients recount stories of how their attorneys updated them on their cases, explained the process and endeavored to settle the case or seek a favorable trial verdict.

The recoveries bring justice to victims and many others who will likely follow years later. They also send a powerful message to manufacturers that ignore the deadly dangers of asbestos.

Several asbestos victims and families Weitz & Luxenberg represented over the years shared the following testimonials:

  • John Pilla, New Jersey

    "Because someone was careless with asbestos and didn’t do anything to keep people like my mom safe, I lost her and I lost my older brother both in the same day. My mom was still alive when she called Weitz & Luxenberg for help. She made the decision to call right after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. She knew what mesothelioma was, she knew how it happens, and she knew what was coming. For those reasons, she also knew that she needed to get legal representation quickly."

  • Sue Crawford, Pennsylvania

    "While my dad was dying of mesothelioma, his biggest fear was that Mom wouldn’t be taken care of after he was gone…That’s why I’m so glad Dad got help from Weitz & Luxenberg. Were he still alive, he would be really pleased to see how things have worked out. So far, Mom has received many settlements — with more still to come. It overwhelms us, the amount of money she’s gotten. Mom’s going to be very comfortable and set for the rest of her life."

  • Jim Kress, Pennsylvania

    "Weitz & Luxenberg is not like the typical law firm. I know because I’ve been around. Weitz & Luxenberg, these guys aren’t charlatans. They aren’t greedy. They’re humanitarians. Genuine humanitarians. They’re on a quest to help people. They really are. The help I received from Weitz & Luxenberg was incredible. And it came at a time when I needed it the most because of the very bad situation I was in, both in regards to my health and finances."

  • Virgil W., New York

    "Your excellent work helped me recover more money from the asbestos companies that I ever dreamed of. Thank you."

  • Vincent G., New York

    "Weitz & Luxenberg left no stone unturned on my behalf in seeking all the money I was entitled to. I am grateful and relieved to be able to provide for my family's future."

  • Vinnie L., Florida

    "W&L has always had my best interest first and foremost. I'm glad they work for me and not the asbestos companies."

  • Nina Y., Colorado

    "My W&L legal team obtained for me twice as much money as I thought I could receive from my lawsuit."

  • Rosemary K., New York

    "You have been so thorough and wonderful about everything. I really appreciate the time you took to talk to me and explain everything in detail. You really stand behind your clients. Thank you for so much, for everything."

  • Jack and Penny K., California

    "W&L=responsive, friendly and attentive to client phone calls. Even though we live fa away from your main offices, you always made us feel like a top priority."

  • James E., New York

    "I don't know where I'd be without your help. You took great care of me and made sure I got every penny I was owed. Thank you."

  • Carol W., New York

    "Thank you for all your hard work. You’ve given me security for the rest of my life."

  • James M., New York

    "Thank you W&L for being a true fighter for the little guy."

  • Bernard E., New Hampshire

    "Your firm has gone above and beyond in helping me reclaim what is left of my life. I cannot thank you enough. I can rest easy knowing my wife will be just fine."

  • Celeste P., Florida

    "When we hired W&L, our family had no idea the research, support and eventual returns would be so professionally provided. While we can never replace our father, your efforts ensure the care of our mother. Thank you so much."

  • John L., Florida

    "Because of your work with my brother-in-law's estate, my sister will be able to live the rest of her life in a dignified manner."

  • Eric K., California

    "W&L is passionate about their work and passionate with their clients."

Why Should You Choose Weitz & Luxenberg?

When it comes to finding the most qualified and experienced asbestos litigation attorneys to handle your mesothelioma case, consider the criteria that make Weitz & Luxenberg the most trusted firm for you:

Reasons to Choose Weitz & Luxenberg

  • Highest possible rating (A+) with the Better Business Bureau
  • More than 30 years of experience representing asbestos victims
  • Among the largest asbestos firms in the nation
  • Track record of multibillion-dollar recoveries for their clients
  • Nationwide firm with offices across the nation
  • Represents clients across all 50 states and U.S. territories
  • Begins financial recoveries quickly for clients or their families
  • Rated Tier 1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms
  • Weitz & Luxenberg will not refer your case to another firm
  • Verdicts provide a voice for the voiceless
"The efforts by the staff at W&L have been stellar. Our claim has enabled us to financially take care of our mother and all of her medical and housing needs! W&L took a huge burden off of us."
Katherine M.
Tennessee
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