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Melvyn I. Weiss

Melvyn I. Weiss, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1960, United States District Court (southern district) New York, United States District Court (eastern district) New York, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th circuits) 1975, United States Supreme Court 1976.

Background

  • Weiss, Melvyn I. was born on August 1, 1935 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Jean Weiss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, City College of New York, 1957. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Strasser, Spiegelberg, Fried & Frank, New York City, 1959-1961, Galef & Jacobs, New York City, 1962-1965. Founding partner Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (now Milberg LLP), 1966—2008. Lecturer panelist universities, bar groups, Continuing Legal Education organizations.

      Vice chair board Drum Major Institute. Board directors ActiVote, Washington, New York University School Law, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Honorary professor University Argentine, Buenos Aires.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1960, United States District Court (southern district) New York, United States District Court (eastern district) New York, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th circuits) 1975, United States Supreme Court 1976.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Founder Melvyn and Barbara Weiss Public Interest Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program, New York University. Member executive committee Israel Policy Forum. International chairman Hatikvah Project.

    Former board member American Jewish Congress, Salzburg Seminar. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, New York Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, B'nai B'rith (Human Relations award Anti Defamation League 1976), City College of New York Alumni Association (Oustanding Alumni award 1982), New York University School Law (trustee, Vanderbilt medal 1993), Glen Oaks Golf and Country Club, Boca Rio Golf Club.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Joan Kaplan, December 27, 1958. Children: Gary Michael, Stephen Andrew, Leslie Caryn.
    • father: Joseph Weiss
    • mother: Jean Weiss
    • spouse: Barbara Joan Kaplan
    • children: Gary Michael Weiss
    • Stephen Andrew Weiss
    • Leslie Caryn Weiss
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