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Curriculum Vitae
Irwin E. Weiss


    University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (1975)
    University of Maryland, J.D. with Honors, (1978)


    1978 - Maryland, Court of Appeals and all Courts
    1978 - U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
    1979 - U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    1984 - Trial Bar of U.S. District Court of Maryland


    Bar Association of Baltimore City
    Baltimore County Bar Association
    Maryland State Bar Association
    Maryland Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
    Elected to ABOTA (American Board of Trial Attorneys) 2009
    Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers


    Member, Review & Reform Committee, Young Lawyers Section
    Baltimore City Bar, 1982-1983
    Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Laws, 1984-1986
    Board of Governors, Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association, 1984-1985
    Member, Special Committee on Health Claims Arbitration
    Maryland State Bar Association, 1983-1984
    Appointed Civil Mediator, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, March 3, 1992 - Present
    Member, Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission. July 1996 -- July 1999
    Served as Chairperson of Health Claims Arbitration Matters
    Frequently serves as private mediator or arbitrator
    Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions, 2002-2014
    Vice-Chair of Baltimore County Bar Association Negligence, Insurance & Worker's Compensation Committee 2012-2013
    Chair of Baltimore County Bar Association Negligence, Insurance & Worker's Compensation Committee 2013-2014


    Rated  "a"  "v",  effective January, 1990


    Contributing Author - 1985 Revised Edition of "Maryland Tort Damages" published by MICPEL.
    Author -   "Where_Did_the_Time_Go?"   in the Spring 2010 issue of Trial Reporter.
    Author -   Third Party Bad-Faith    in the Fall 2012 issue of Trial Reporter, Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.


    01/12/83 General Membership Meeting. "Staying Away from Jurisdictional Pitfalls in Health Claims" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
    10/13/83 Fifth Annual Statewide Convention - Seminar. "Medical Malpractice Arbitration: Important Aspects of Pre-Hearing and Hearing Practice and Procedures" - Ocean City, Maryland. (MTLA)
    12/08/94 All-Day Seminar. A Day of Trial Advocacy. "Interviewing a Client - Part of Trial Tactics" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
    04/18/95 "The Defenses We Hate to See and How to Combat Them" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA).
    10/04/96 Deposition Clinic - Columbia, Maryland. (MTLA)
    10/10/97 "Pitfalls of Discovery & How to Avoid Them" - Frederick, Maryland. (MTLA)
    01/30/98 "Getting Through the Drudgery/Investigation and Discovery" - Baltimore, Maryland. (MTLA)
    07/14/98 Personal Injury Discovery - Frederick, Maryland. (FAPL)
    02/25/00 Putting Power In Procedure: Winning the Civil Litigation Game in Maryland Rockville, Maryland. (Lorman Education Services)
    07/14/00 "Legal Issues Relating to Anesthesiology" Department of Anesthesiology - St. Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    01/19/01 "Issues in Evidence" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
    02/16/01 "Jury Instructions" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
    11/02/01 Seminar Moderator - "Evidence" - Baltimore, Maryland (MTLA)
    02/01/03 Anne Arundel Bar Association - "Property Damage and Prior Injuries - Do they Matter?"
    03/21/03 "Joint Representation in Automobile Cases, Potential Conflicts of Interest and What to Do About Them" - Young Lawyers Section of the MTLA, Rockville, Maryland
    11/11/04 "Tips on How to Avoid Errors in Personal Injury Litigation" - Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, College Park, Maryland
    01/18/05 "A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Maryland Auto Insurance Case" - National Business Institute, Towson, Maryland
    09/07/07 "Third Party Bad Faith" - Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Columbia, Maryland.
    03/27/09 Participant in "Mock Trial - MAJ, Baltimore, Maryland.
    11/19/09 "Ten Tips for Time Management" - MAJ Brown Bag, Columbia, Maryland.
    01/22/10 "Lost Wages in Tort Cases" - MAJ Workhorse Seminar, Beltsville, Maryland.
    10/20/10 "Use of Video Taped Depositions at Trial" - Baltimore County Bar Association.
    02/24/12 "Practical Evidence" - Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland Association for Justice.
    04/17/14 “Mediation and Arbitration” - Baltimore County Bar Association
    05/09/14 “Nuances in Wrongful Death Cases” - Maryland Association for Justice
    03/22/16 “Irreconcilable Similarities” – Trial Table Law Club


    Circuit Court for Allegany County
    Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
    Circuit Court for Baltimore City
    Circuit Court for Baltimore County
    Circuit Court for Calvert County
    Circuit Court for Caroline County
    Circuit Court for Carroll County
    Circuit Court for Cecil County
    Circuit Court for Charles County
    Circuit Court for Dorchester County
    Circuit Court for Frederick County
    Circuit Court for Garrett County
    Circuit Court for Harford County
    Circuit Court for Howard County
    Circuit Court for Montgomery County
    Circuit Court for Prince George's County
    Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County
    Circuit Court for Somerset County
    Circuit Court for Talbot County
    Circuit Court for Washington County
    Circuit Court for Wicomico County
    Circuit Court for Worcester County
    Superior Court for District of Columbia
    United States District Court for Maryland
    United States District Court for Eastern Virginia


    Court of Special Appeals
    Court of Appeals (Maryland)
    United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)


    Numerous matters in District Courts of Maryland, numerous worker's compensation cases, numerous Health Claims Arbitration Matters, several Social Security matters


    99% of practice consists of representation on in civil litigation. Some is comprised of representing Plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, or other tort actions. Some involves insurance defense matters on behalf of Sentry Insurance, Dairyland Insurance Company, John Deere Insurance Company, and Canal Insurance Company, among others.

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