Leonard A. Weiss
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate
  • New York
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Judge Leonard Weiss joined the firm in 1994 as Special Counsel. Concentrating on alternate dispute resolution, Judge Weiss is a mediator and arbitrator, and is a judicial hearing officer for the New York State Supreme Court. He is a charter member of the New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators (NYAMA), an association of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict. Check his calendar online for mediation and arbitration availability.

In 1977, Mayor Erastus Corning II appointed Mr. Weiss as a Justice of the City Court of Albany and that same year Judge Weiss was elected to a full term as the nominee of all four major political parties. In 1978 he was elected as Justice of the Supreme Court as a candidate of all political parties. In 1981, Governor Hugh L. Carey designated Judge Weiss to serve on the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Third Department. Three years later, Governor Mario M. Cuomo appointed Judge Weiss as an Associate Justice. In 1992, Governor Cuomo appointed Judge Weiss the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department. Judge Weiss was elected as Chairman of the Albany County Democratic Committee in 1994, and retired from the Court.

In 1998, Gov. George Pataki appointed Judge Weiss to a term as commissioner on the New York State Public Service Commission.

Judge Weiss has been appointed to serve in Supreme Courts as a judicial hearing officer.

Judge Weiss is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • Government Regionalization
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
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  • English
University of Buffalo
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Albany Law School
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Distinguished Alumni in Government
Albany Law School
Award for Judicial Excellence and Leadership
Association of Justices of Supreme Court
Honorary Degree Doctor of Laws
College of Saint Rose
Covenant Award
B'nai B'rith Gideon Lodge
Felix J. Aulisi Award for Judicial Excellence
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Lifetime Achievement Award
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
New York State Bar
Member, Judicial Council
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National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, New York Chapter
Charter Member
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Association Justices of Supreme Court
Past President
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Articles & Publications
2800 Published Decisions Official Reports, Appellate Division and Supreme Court, State of New York
Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, and American Inns of Court - sponsors of Continuing Legal Education sessions
College of Saint Rose and Albany High School - commencement speaker
Contact & Map
Albany, NY, USA
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