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Jerome Weiss

Mediation Inc
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Ohio
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Jerry Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. His strong reputation as a Cleveland mediator is based in large measure on a previous law practice that emphasized civil litigation in a variety of cases including representation of parties in antitrust, RICO/fraud, general commercial, civil rights litigation, tort and injury and other complex issues and subjects. He is the first lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio to have dedicated his practice entirely to ADR and mediation-related activities. He has successfully mediated a broad range of state and federal disputes.

Jerry has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he taught mediation and negotiation skills. He is presently an adjunct Professor of Law at that school where he and Professor Kathryn Mercer will be co-teaching Mediation Representation: Theory, Principle and Practice beginning in 2012. He frequently lectures at local and national educational events and has been a perennial presenter on mediation topics for the ABA and various litigation bar functions. He serves on numerous ADR sections and committees in several professional associations on both the local and national level, including service as a Trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Chair of that Association's ADR Committee and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and in the Martindale Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms Tier 1 in ADR. Jerry is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), an organization that recognizes premier practitioners of commercial mediation. He is the only Northeast Ohio mediator represented on the IAM roster. He has written extensively on mediation-related topics.

Practice Area
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Age Discrimination
  • American with Disabilities Act disputes
  • Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Appropriation of Property Disputes
  • Banking and Lender Liability Issues
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Disputes
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Employment Contract and Termination Disputes
  • Environmental Disputes
  • ERISA Disputes
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employer
  • Fee Disputes Among Professionals
  • Gas/Oil Disputes
  • Injury and Tort
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Labor Disputes
  • Legal and Other Professional Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Race Discrimination
  • Securities and Securities Fraud-related Issues
  • Title VII/Gender Discrimination
  • Trade Secret and Proprietary Information Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Disputes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Mediation Inc
- Current
Mediation related resources and services to individuals and institutions are the primary focus of Mediation Inc. Involved in ADR in a wide variety of disputes including employment, commercial, wage and hour, medical malpractice, wrongful death, legal and other professional malpractice, catastrophic injury and tort, oil/gas, securities and securities fraud-related issues, employment and commercial.
Early Neutral Evaluation and ADR Panel
United District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- Current
Appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to be on the original Federal Court panel of alternative dispute resolution neutrals for the Northern District of Ohio.
Adjunct Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Co-teaching seminar with Professor Kathryn Mercer: "Mediation Representation: Theory, Principle & Practice"
Jerome F. Weiss & Associates
Practice was general with specific emphasis on litigation. Experience with simple and complex litigation and problems. Have practiced outside of Ohio on several cases by special motion including practice in state courts in Pennsylvania, and in federal courts for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Federal practice included representation of criminal defendants in RICO proceedings and government contract fraud; civil plaintiffs in RICO/fraud litigation; general business litigation; anti-trust plaintiff litigation; civil rights litigation for plaintiffs; representation of union employees in duty of fair representation cases; representation in commodities fraud litigation; multi district litigation; and other complex litigation. Represented litigants ranging from individuals to corporations.
Adjunct Faculty
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Taught and helped develop skills courses on legal counseling, negotiation, mediation and ADR.
Research and Management of Pilot Programs
Managed a nationwide pilot project headed by Professor Lewis Katz of Case Western Reserve University School of Law which examined and eliminated pretrial delay in Courts of general jurisdiction -- the first project of its kind in the country. The recommendations from this project were later used throughout the country for the early intervention and elimination of case docket load in judicial systems. Also contributed to the ultimate written work in this project which led to a study and literature which is still utilized.
Case Western Reserve University
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Syracuse University
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Contact & Map
101 W Prospect Avenue
1600 Midland Building
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 589-9995
Fax: (216) 589-9723
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