Praise from clients and opposing counsel
Michelle Weiss’ litigation and courtroom advocacy has received praise from clients and opposing counsel alike. A cyclist herself, Ms. Weiss’s career is devoted to assisting injured cyclists and helping to make the roads of California safer.
Ms. Weiss has tried numerous cases, including having first chaired a recent trial victory in San Francisco Superior Court wherein she returned with a verdict multiple times the Defendant’s top settlement offer. Ms. Weiss also heads pre-trial negotiations and mediations, prepares pre-trial motions and trial briefs for numerous cases, works extensively with accident-reconstruction and medical experts, and regularly conducts/defends client and witness depositions.
Ms. Weiss loves working as a personal injury attorney. An accident is a painful and traumatic event and unfortunately, insurance companies take advantage of unrepresented individuals by unjustly denying their claims or severely undervaluing their injuries. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Ms. Weiss enjoys a good fight and helping hurt cyclists navigate an insurance system designed to promote profits over helping negligently injured individuals. And as someone that commutes to work by bike, Ms. Weiss enjoys helping cyclists in particular — a group that is generally under-represented and especially vulnerable on the roads.
Passion for advocating for others
Having been an active participant in debate and mock trial throughout school, Ms. Weiss thoroughly enjoys advocating for others. One of those rare individuals who likes bartering, Ms. Weiss is highly involved in her cases and prides herself on negotiating the greatest settlement possible for her clients. Intellectually curious, Ms. Weiss takes as many continuing education courses as possible and has received extensive training in litigating traumatic brain injuries — an important issue considering the prevalence of head injuries in cycling accidents.
Ms. Weiss speaks fluent German and Chinese, having lived in both Germany and China. In her free time, Michelle enjoys samba dancing, learning languages, fitness, traveling, and reading. Despite having taken Chinese lessons twice per week and working as a fitness instructor throughout law school, Michelle graduated in the top quarter of her class from Santa Clara University. During law school, Michelle was active in moot court and was assistant coach to the international arbitration moot court team.