505 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Email: gweiss@mrachek-law.com
Phone: (561) 355-6993
Fax: (561) 655-5537

Gregory S. Weiss

Shareholders, Attorneys

Gregory S. Weiss is a shareholder in the Firm, focused on commercial, business, intellectual property and class action litigation. He represents clients under hourly, hybrid and contingency fee arrangements, and focuses on delivering value to clients in the most cost effective manner possible.

Mr. Weiss is a native of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Florida, where he completed the Army R.O.T.C. program and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, where he served as the Chairman of the Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board and was selected to the Order of the Barristers. After graduating law school Mr. Weiss had the privilege to serve on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Army Forces Command, Ft. McPherson, Georgia; and, the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California. As a JAGC officer Mr. Weiss served as a Trial Counsel (military prosecutor), Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Operational Law Attorney/Law of War Advisor. In addition, Mr. Weiss completed a one-year deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, serving as the Chief of Military Justice for the 13th COSCOM in central Iraq. Mr. Weiss was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.

Mr. Weiss is a member of the Florida and California Bars, and is qualified to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Southern and Central Districts of California. Mr. Weiss is Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar.

Mr. Weiss currently is serving on the Florida Bar Business Litigation Board Certification Committee and the University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees. Mr. Weiss has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, a peer reviewed ranking which indicates the highest level of professional excellence. He previously served as President of the Martin County Bar Association, President of the UF Law Alumni Council and General Counsel for the Urban League of Palm Beach County. He also is an alumnus of the First Class of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A., (Major: Political Science, Minor: Economics) 1995
  • University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor) 1998

Honors, Awards & Recognition

  • Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar 2015 to Present
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell: 2011 to Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2011 to 2017 (Commercial Litigation)
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Business Litigation: 2013 to Present
  • South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers (Commercial Litigation)
  • Certified E-Discovery Specialists – 2017
  • Top Young Attorneys in Florida, Wall Street Journal
  • Florida Rising Stars list, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Florida Bar Group Professionalism Award, South Florida Joint Civility Project, 2013
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus, University of Florida College of Law 2010
  • Pro Bono Award, MCBA 2009 – 2010

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Florida Bar Business Litigation Board Certification Committee, 2016-2019
  • Appointed to Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference for four-year term commending on January 1, 2017
  • Board of Trustees, University of Florida College of Law, 2014 – Present
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow, 2013 – 2014
  • Martin County Bar Association President, 2012 – 2013
  • Martin County Bar Association President-Elect, 2011 – 2012
  • Martin County Bar Association Treasurer, 2010 – 2011
  • Martin County Bar Association Secretary, 2009 – 2010
  • Martin County Bar Association Chairman, Litigation Committee 2007 – 2008
  • Martin County Bar Association Chairman, Young Lawyer’s Division 2006 – 2007
  • The Florida Bar 1999 – Present
  • The California Bar 2001 – Present
  • Supreme Court’s Bar Admission Committee 2009 – 2011
  • The Florida Bar Code & Rules of Evidence Committee (“CREC”) 2012 – 2015
  • Chairman, CREC Fast Track Subcommittee, 2014-2015
  • The Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee 2011 – 2012
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council President 2010
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council President-Elect 2009
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council Secretary 2008
  • American Inns of Court 2006 – 2012
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Public Justice Foundation 2012
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association 2003 – Present
  • Urban League of Palm Beach County, General Counsel 2010 – 2012
  • Vice-Chairman, Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Team
  • Finalist, Florida Bar Moot Court Competition
  • Semi-Finalist, National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Florida Cicerones

Published Works & Presentations

  • Donna Eng, Roy E. Fitzgerald III, and Gregory S. Weiss, Online Defamation: Do Hyperlinks Constitute Republication for Florida Defamation and Trade Libel Claims? Fla. B.J., Vol. 90, No. 5.
  • Gregory S. Weiss, Shannon Timmann and Michael Kranz, Beast of (Shifting) Burden: What Constitutes Undue Burden Sufficient to Shift ESI Production Costs Under Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280?
    Fla. B.J., Vol. 90, No. 1 January 2015, at 61.
  • October 21, 2016: Everything E-Discovery CLE-Rule 1.280(d) Isn’t A Paper Tiger Yet
  • March 3, 2016: Palm Beach County Bar Association CLE regarding Pre-Trial Issues in Business Litigation, Panel Speaker for View from the Bench and Seasoned Business Trial Lawyers on Hot Topics in Business Litigation.
  • February 19, 2016: Annual Palm Beach County Bench-Bar Conference, Panel Speaker for Electronic Discovery in Commercial Litigation.
  • Presentation to Martin County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Committee
    February 12, 2015, Jury trial strategies and lessons learned in Ashford et al. v. Nantucket
  • Post Mortem of an Estate Planning Malpractice Case
    January 2015, Trial, Vol. 51, No. 1
  • A Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management
    October 16, 2014, Live Seminar, National Business Institute
  • Business and Corporate Law Update
    August 8, 2012, Telecast Seminar – National Business Institute
  • Using Your Personal Injury Litigation Skills to Identify Business Torts
    June 13, 2012, FJA Annual Convention Marco Island, FL
  • Business Litigator Greg Weiss Presents at Florida Justice Association Annual Convention
    June 13, 2012
  • Joint Misadventure: When Joint Ventures Go Awry, Demand a Receiver
    By: Greg Weiss and Dan Thomas
    THE SIDE BAR – OCTOBER 2011
  • Defective Drywall Cases in 2011 and Beyond
    November 8, 2011, Live Audiocast – Litigation Conferences
  • Local Class Action Litigator Lectures on Defective Dry Wall Lawsuits
    November 8, 2011
  • Chinese Drywall Litigation and Insurance Coverage
    August 17, 2010, Live Audiocast – Litigation Conferences
  • Chinese Drywall and Florida Statute 558
    April 22, 2010, Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Construction Law Section CLE, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Genesis of Chinese Drywall Problems and Litigation
    April 22, 2010, Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Construction Law CLE, West Palm Beach, FL
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