BRAD D. WEISS, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1955; admitted to bar 1982, Virginia; 1983, District of Columbia; 1985, Maryland; 1988, Pennsylvania; 1988, New York. Education: George Washington University (B.A. 1978); George Mason University (J.D., 1982). Phi Delta Phi. Member, Moot Court Board, 1980-1981. Editor, George Mason University Law Review, 1981-1982. Author: A Gulf Offshore Corp. vs. Mobil Oil Corp.: Jurisdiction within the Meaning of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 5 GMU L. Rev. 478 (1982); Dr. Yeager, Apartments: Must They be Habitable, 4 GMU L. Rev. 179 (1981); (Research Assistant and Author of Article Chapter). Member: The District of Columbia Bar; New York State Bar; Pennsylvania State Bar, Maryland State Bar; Virginia State Bar; The West Virginia Bar, and the American Bar Association. Member: United States Supreme Court; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; Pro Hoc to Florida State and Federal Courts; Pro Hoc into California courts and Ohio courts. Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Transactions; Complex Litigation; Employment and Discrimination Litigation, Class Action Litigation, and Aviation Transactions.
Mr. Weiss was a partner at Sale, Quinn, Deese& Weiss, P.C., a law firm handling diverse litigation prior to the formation of Charapp& Weiss, LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Weiss served as Assistant General Counsel at Geneva Management, Inc. for approximately five years. At Geneva Management, Inc. and alongside Michael Charapp, Mr. Weiss handled matters involving risk management, corporate and commercial matters, employment issues, financial transactions, and litigation.
Prior to Geneva Management, Inc., Mr. Weiss worked as General Counsel for two years at Rehau Incorporated, an international manufacturer in Switzerland with offices and manufacturing facilities throughout Europe, North America, Canada, and Mexico. The company manufactured plastic products for the housing, automotive, medical, and boating industries. Mr. Weiss was general counsel for the North America operations and was responsible for all corporate, commercial and employment matters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Mr. Weiss regularly dealt with large-scale litigation and regulatory issues relating to the product itself, factory operations, and employees. Prior to Rehau Incorporated, Mr. Weiss worked as an associate attorney at Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP for approximately four years.
Mr. Weiss has tried civil cases before administrative agencies and state, federal, and appellate courts. His trial experience includes commercial and corporate disputes; contract and franchise disputes; employment disputes relating to discrimination claims, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour disputes; professional malpractice; class action litigation; financial fraud; and consumer fraud claims. Mr. Weiss’s litigation experience is primarily defense-oriented.
Mr. Weiss has previously defended against approximately ten defamation cases wherein the claim of defamation was either dismissed on motion or tried to conclude in favor of the defendant. One case involving a claim of defamation was resolved by settlement.