Stephen S. Weinstein Esq.

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Stephen "Skippy" Weinstein is of counsel at Britcher Leone, LLC, where he focuses on case strategy and new business development. He previously had his own firm, Stephen S. Weinstein, P.C., in Morristown, N.J., where, for over 45 years, he devoted his practice to medical malpractice and personal injury matters, including wrongful death, serious personal injury, brain injury, birth injury, product liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and slip and fall accidents.

Additionally, he has handled all aspects of criminal litigation and has tried to verdict more than a dozen murder cases. Over 40 of the cases he has handled have resulted in published opinions.

Weinstein was recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine from 2005 to 2018, including being named among its Top 100 attorneys and its Top 10 in select years. He received the AV Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest ranking of professional excellence. A frequent lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on topics involving demonstrative evidence, no fault insurance, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury cases, he has also lectured at Rutgers Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law. Weinstein is the author of numerous articles on personal injury and criminal law and has consistently been sourced by broadcast media outlets.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, he earned a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1982
  • Criminal Trial Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1966
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor - June, 1965
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey
    • B.S. - June, 1962

Published Works

  • "Flammable Fabrics", Volume 84, No.6, 1979
  • Trial Handbook of New Jersey
  • Criminal Laws of the State of New Jersey
  • "Common Law Actions: Plaintiffs", Chapter 11, Liquor Liability Law - Matthew Bender, Volume 1
  • "Legal Issues in Patient Counseling", Menopause Management, May, 1994
  • "Ensuring Fair Play in Game to Get Medical Records", New Jersey Law Journal, January 20, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, "The Role of the Psychologist in the Court Situation", New Jersey Psychological Association Fall Meeting, November 6, 1982
  • Keynote Speaker, Certified Shorthand Reporters Association of New Jersey Annual Meeting, Springfield, New Jersey, 1982
  • Lecturer, Discovery, Demonstrative Evidence and Settlement Techniques, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 28, 1984
  • Lecturer, Visual Aids and Demonstrative Evidence, American Board of Trial Advocates, July 12, 1985
  • Lecturer, How to Try a Wrongful Death Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 25, 1986
  • Lecturer, Examination and Cross-Examination of a Liability Expert, Morris County Bar Association, November 2, 1987
  • Lecturer, Proving Your Personal Injury Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, November 11, 1987
  • Lecturer, How to Try a Wrongful Death Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 29, 1989
  • Lecturer, Trial Methods Seminar, Rutgers Law School, January 22, 1991
  • Lecturer, "What Makes Insurance Companies Settle Cases: A View from Both Sides", Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January 26, 1991
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, Rutgers Law School, January 21, 1992
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 4, 1992
  • Lecturer, Risk Management Strategies for the 21st Century - Liability Issues for Directors, Officers, and Hospital Committee Members in the Managed Care Environment, University of Medicine and Dentistry Annual Conference, March 24, 1998
  • Lecturer, A Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective on Negotiating with Adjusters, Selective Insurance Company Litigation Conference, May 28, 1998
  • Lecturer, Settlement Techniques and Ethics, New Jersey Judicial College, November 23, 1998
  • Lecturer, "Hot Tips in Trial Techniques", Association of Trial Lawyers of America, at the Pines Manor, Edison, New Jersey, February 27, 1999
  • Lecturer, "Masters in Trial", American Board of Trial Attorney's, Somerset, New Jersey, December 4, 1999
  • Lecturer, "Defend or Settle- and The Process Involved in Making the Decision", University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Monroe Township, New Jersey, October 26, 2000
  • Lecturer, "Civil Trial Advocacy Workshop", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, July 17, 2001
  • Lecturer, "The Attorney View", Selective Insurance Company Claims Management Specialists Conference, Parsippany, New Jersey, October 19, 2001
  • Lecturer, "How Qualified is Your Expert Under Daubert, Kemp & Kumho Tire", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Westin Hotel, Morristown, NJ, May 8, 2003
  • Lecturer, "A Day on Evidence", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place, Iselin, NJ, May 7, 2004
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Defense Association, Trial College - Woodbridge, New Jersey, March 20, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Art of Cross-Examination", Sewn Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, October 27, 2004
  • Lecturer, "The Essential Elements of Evidence" Seminar, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 21, 2005
  • Lecturer, The Science Academy at Morristown High School, 2005
  • Lecturer, Practicing Law Institute (New York)
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, No-Fault as it Appears in New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Moderator, "Civil Caselaw Update Video Replay", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ, March 15, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Morris County Legal Secretaries Boss of The Year, 1994
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • University Medal for Distinguished Leadership and Service, 2002
  • Honoree, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2002
  • Honoree of Trial Bar Award, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, 2002
  • Honoree as Former Member of the Board of Trustees, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2004
  • Honoree, Robert Tally Scholarship Program, Board of Concerned Citizens of the City of Newark, 2004
  • The Pinnacle Society Honoree and Member, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2000 - Present
  • "Principal for a Day", Newark Board of Education, Madison Avenue Elementary School, 1998 - 2000
  • Honoree of "Many Faces One Family" for Promoting Cultural Diversity, Board of Concerned Citizens for the University of Medicine and Dentistry, 1997
  • Honoree, American Cancer Society, Morris County Unit, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Morris County Democratic Committee, Counsel, 1971
  • Morris County Democratic Committee, Counsel, 1973 - 1988
  • Morris County Democratic Committee, Counsel, 1992 - 1998
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member, 1966 - Present
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee, 1974 - 1976
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee, 1979 - 1983
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1966 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Procedure Committee, 1967 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 1967 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association, 1967 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 1966 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1966 - Present
  • National District Attorneys Association, 1968 - Present
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, 1970 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Board of Governors
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present
  • Morris County 200 Club, Member, 1965 - Present
  • Morris County 200 Club, Trustee, 1965 - 1970
  • The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, 1983 - Present
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. National Liver Foundation, University of Medicine and Dentistry, State of New Jersey, Trustee, 1985 - 1993
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. National Liver Foundation, University of Medicine and Dentistry, State of New Jersey, Chairman, Executive Committee, 1990 - 1993
  • New Jersey Electoral College, 1984
  • New Jersey Electoral College, 1988
  • New Jersey Electoral College, 1992
  • New Jersey Electoral College, 1996
  • New Jersey Electoral College, 2000
  • Worrall F. Mountain American Inns of Court, Treasurer, 1989
  • Worrall F. Mountain American Inns of Court, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., Member, Council of Visitors, 1994 - 2004
  • American Association of Governing Boards, Chicago, Illinois, Trustee, 1996
  • Stephen S. Weinstein Courtroom, Washington College of Law, Washington, D. C., 1996
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Trustee, 1998 - Present
  • Judicial Prosecutorial Nominating Committee, Morris County, 2001 - Present
  • Judicial Prosecutorial Nominating Committee, Morris County, Chairman, 2006
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Trustee and Vice Chairman, 1976 - 1983
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Trustee and Vice Chairman, 1991 - 2004
  • Washington College of Law's, American Jurist, 1998

Past Employment Positions

  • Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr., U.S. Senate, Executive Assistant, 1963 - 1965
  • Honorables Edward F. Broderick, John D. Collins and Scott M. Long, Jr., Morris County, Law Clerk, 1965 - 1966
  • Stevens and Mathias, Newark, N.J., Trial Attorney, 1966 - 1967
  • Abraham I. Harkavy, East Orange, N.J., Trial Attorney, 1967 - 1968
  • County of Morris, Assistant Prosecutor, 1968 - 1970

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity