Mr. Christopher John Weiss

Mr. Christopher John Weiss

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
  • Construction Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Florida
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Christopher J. Weiss practiced with Holland & Knight, LLP for 35 years. He was the co-practice group leader of the Florida Construction Industry Practice Group. He started his construction boutique law firm in 2012. A recognized authority in construction matters, Mr. Weiss has represented clients in construction defect, architectural and engineering claims since 1977. He has conducted major litigation in many state and federal courts, and has also participated in a variety of arbitrations.

Mr. Weiss frequently lectures at the invitation of various professional groups sponsored by the Orange County Bar, Florida Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and The School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He has authored many articles related to the construction industry.

MATTERS HANDLED BY MR. WEISS:

* Defense of claims totaling $51,000,000 on behalf of a manufacturer arising from the construction of a desalinization plant in Florida;
* Defense of a major architectural firm over the design of schools;
* Prosecution of a major architectural firm over the design of Courthouses;
* Defense of claims on commercial and retail property in and around Richmond, VA for differential structural settlements allegedly caused by expanding coal-ash fill;
* Class action defense of a national residential developer sued by a class of thousands of tenants for alleged respiratory problems arising from mold contamination;
* Defense of a national contractor for deterioration of fire retardant plywood used in a major theme park;
* Drafting and negotiation of construction contract documents for, and counsel during the administration of, dispute resolution for construction of a variety of theme parks;
* Representing private owners, contractors, subcontractors, public owners in a wide variety of construction claims, particularly regarding moisture intrusion in multi-family projects; and
* Representing construction and design professionals in alternative dispute resolutions, including mediation, arbitration and traditional litigation.

MR. WEISS' REPORTED DECISIONS INCLUDE:

O'Keef Architects, Inc. v. CED 909 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
CED Construction, Inc. v. Kaiser-Taulbee Assoc., Inc., 816 So.2d 813, 27 Fla.L.Weekly D1167 (Fla.App. 5 Dist., May 17, 2002);
Charles Boyd Const., Inc. v. Vacation Beach, Inc., 959 So. 2d 1227 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association
ABA, Forum on the Construction Industry
Associated Builders and Contractors
Construction Financial Management Association
Associated General Contractors of America
American Subcontractors Association
Liberty Counsel, Chairman

COURT ADMISSIONS:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
"Eichleay Damages and Delay Claims," Lorman Educational Teleconference, March 26, 2010

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    25 - 40%
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $350 - $450 per hour Checks and Cash acceptable forms of payment
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
- Current
Holland & Knight LLP
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Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
Awards
Best Law Firms Tier 2- Construction Law/Tier 2 - Litigation - Construction, 2016-2018
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando
2016-2018
Construction Law Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando,
2011-2018
Construction Law
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando,
2006-2018
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Marrtindale-Hubbell
1991-2018
Best Lawyers, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
Orlando Business Journal Best Lawyers - Orlando Magazine
2012-2017
Top Orlando-Area Attorneys
Orlando Magazine
Best Law Firm Ranking
U.S. News & World Report
2015 & 2017
Arbitration and Mediation - Law Firm of the Year
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers - Construction
The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel
Top 1%
The American Registry - America's Most Honored Professionals
2015-2017
Florida Super Lawyer
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
2006-2017
Americas Leading Business Lawyers Guide, Construction Law
Chambers USA
2005-2017
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend Magazine
2005-2008, 2012, 2014-2016
Best Law Firms Tier 1- Construction Law/Tier 2 - Litigation - Construction
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando
2014-2015
Best Lawyers, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Orlando Business Journal Best Lawyers - Orlando Magazine
2012-2015
Construction Law - Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando
Top 10%
The American Registry - America's Most Honored Professionals
Bet the Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando
Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
2006, 2010 & 2012
Rated 10 Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
Member, Construction Law Section
Current
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.
- Current
Associated Builders and Contractors
- Current
Activities: Speaker
Florida State Bar # 241482
Member
- Current
Orange County Legal Aid Society
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
"Ensuing Loss: Can It Provide Coverage?"
Construction, Alert
Practical Considerations to Recovery for Damages Caused by Latent Construction Defects
Christopher Weiss
Spoliation - When do you Have to Preserve Documents and What Happens if you don't?
Christopher Weiss
"Ensuing Loss: Can It Provide Coverage?"
Real Estate, Alert
"Continuing Liability for Defects After Completion and Turnover of a Project"
The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education and Construction Law Committee
"Are Eichleay Damages Dead or Just Dying?"
Construction, Newsletter
Certifications
Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Attorney
Florida Bar Association
Social Media
Contact & Map
Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law, P.A.
17 North Summerlin Avenue
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801
USA
Telephone: (407) 928-6737
Cell: (407) 340-4101
Fax: (855) 592-0030