Dana Klayman Weitz
Dana Klayman Weitz is an energetic trial lawyer focusing on all aspects of personal injury, medical / dental malpractice and nursing home neglect litigation. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Weitz graduated from Villanova University in 2004. She attended Widener University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 2007.
At Widener, Ms. Weitz was an Executive Board Member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, a very prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of litigation skills through education, workshops and highly regarded interscholastic trial competitions. Membership is by invitation only and is reserved for law students who have demonstrated exceptional discipline, dedication, and the ability to master litigation skills.
Dana has continued to gain recognition in practice. She was featured in “Top Verdicts of 2011” for her role in negotiating one of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania for her client injured in a motor vehicle accident, and again in “Top Verdicts of 2014” for obtaining one of the largest trip and fall settlements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Several other verdicts and settlements were featured in Verdict Search, The Legal Intelligencer, and one of her notable cases was headlined in a Courthouse News Service article.
Ms. Weitz was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Super Lawyers Rising Stars represent no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state and are selected from a pool of candidates recognized by peers for excellence in legal practice and professional achievement. In addition, she was nominated for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates forum in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, she was named “Top 40 Under 40” by the American Society for Legal Advocates and has been offered admission into other “Top 40 Under 40” legal associations.
Dana’s commitment to the legal system and the rights of her clients extend to her interests outside of work. As a teenager, she assisted with various state and local political campaigns and served as her neighborhood’s election inspector as soon as she was able to vote. Since 2011, she has served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice, an organization dedicated to best practices in legal representation and to upholding the principles of Pennsylvania’s trial advocacy system. Dana is also a member of the Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia, a prestigious organization that unites members of the Bench and Bar and requires sponsorship to join. Dana is also a member of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
In addition to practicing law, Dana can be found serving as a certified arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia as well as often presenting at legal education seminars to fellow lawyers in the areas of motor vehicle and premises liability as well as civil procedure and evidence.
Dana was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and recently moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey where she lives with her family.