Attorney Profile

Joshua L. Weisberg

Joshua Weisberg

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C.
20 North Clark Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago

Illinois (IL)

312-327-9880
312-327-9881

Selections

Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014

 

Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 years Selected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Profile

Joshua L. Weisberg is a trial attorney at Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Weisberg focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He exclusively represents people who have sustained catastrophic injuries or have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, trucking and auto accidents, workplace and construction accidents, and defective products.

Mr. Weisberg has recovered millions of dollars in jury awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. Recently Mr. Weisberg as lead trial attorney obtained a $4.16 million jury verdict on behalf of a man injured in a work related fall in DuPage County, Illinois, setting a record for the largest jury verdict ever in the State of Illinois for a fractured femur. Some of Mr. Weisberg's other notable verdicts include a $2.25 million jury award for the family of a 76 year old man killed in an auto collision, a $2 million verdict in a product liability case involving a factory worker injured by a defective press, and a $2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case arising out of a personal watercraft accident.

Mr. Weisberg has also enjoyed tremendous success protecting his clients' rights in the state and federal appellate courts, including securing a major victory on behalf of victims of defective medical devices throughout the country in Bausch v. Stryker Corp., decided by the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Weisberg has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications for his success, including being named to The National Trial Lawyers prestigious Top 40 under 40 directory. Mr. Weisberg is licensed to practice in Illinois state courts and before all three of the state's federal district courts, and he has been admitted pro hac vice in many courts outside of Illinois to represent his clients in specific cases.

In addition to his successful practice, Mr. Weisberg has published articles on a number of legal topics, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous industry related seminars and events. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

About Joshua Weisberg

Law School: University of Illinois College of Law

Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage: www.rapoportlaw.com/Our-Attorneys/Joshua-L-Weisberg.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, University of Illinois College of Law, 2005
  • Voted "Best Brief" and "Best Overall", Frederick Green Moot Court Competition, University of Illinois College of Law, 2004
  • One of Illinois' Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2005
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • The Chancellor's List

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2006
  • Illinois, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • AIPAC Young Leaders Council, 2011
  • Judge for Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Advanced Trial Advocacy final trial, 2011
  • Jewish United Fund, Chair of Young Lawyers' Group 
  • AIPAC, Washington Club
  • Member, Young Leaders Board for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Co-Chair of Mentoring and Law Student Relations, Young Lawyers' Group, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • This article provides a general summary of the available personal injury and wrongful death compensatory damages in Illinois.  , Author, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Compensatory Damages in Illinois, Benchmark Litigation, 2011
  • This work explains the importance of a case I argued and won in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court held that people injured by defective medical devices which were granted pre-market approval by the FDA have the right to bring claims against the manufacturer for damages based on the manufacturer's violation of federal law., Author, Bausch v. Stryker Corp.: A Major Victory for Plaintiffs in Medical Device Cases, Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • This work focuses on the need for better enforcement of the sterile cockpit rule and the role violations of the sterile cockpit rule have played in recent airplane crashes., Co-author, Small Talk in the Cockpit is a Big Problem Requiring More Than Just Lip Service, CCH INCORPORATED, Aviation, 2007
  • Speaker, Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation, National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, National Business Institute
  • "Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Illinois: Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful Death Actions. (chapter 6)", IICLE - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $4,300,000 record wrongful death verdict in DeKalb County, IL (case involved medical malpractice), 2014
  • $4,160,000 record verdict for serviceman who fell from forklift, 2012
  • $2,000,000 verdict for factory worker injured by press, 2010
  • $2,251,954.71 verdict for wrongful death of 76 year old man in auto accident, 2009
  • $1.55 Million verdict in personal injury case arising out of semi-tractor-trailer crash, 2009
  • $1,000,000 policy limit settlement for worker injured after falling at construction site, 2008
  • $2,000,000 verdict for wrongful death of 9 year old girl in collision with personal watercraft, 2007
  • $2 million verdict in a personal injury case involving a factory worker injured by a defective press
  • $2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case arising out of a personal watercraft accident in Rockford, Illinois

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., 2002
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