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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

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 - 06/1965
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey
    • B.S. - 06/1962

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, 11/06/1982 to 11/06/1982
  • Keynote Speaker, Certified Shorthand Reporters Association of New Jersey Annual Meeting, Springfield, New Jersey, 1982 to 1982
  • Lecturer, Discovery, Demonstrative Evidence and Settlement Techniques, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 01/28/1984 to 01/28/1984
  • Lecturer, Visual Aids and Demonstrative Evidence, American Board of Trial Advocates, 07/12/1985 to 07/12/1985
  • Lecturer, How to Try a Wrongful Death Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 01/25/1986 to 01/25/1986
  • Lecturer, Examination and Cross-Examination of a Liability Expert, Morris County Bar Association, 11/02/1987 to 11/02/1987
  • Lecturer, Proving Your Personal Injury Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 11/11/1987 to 11/11/1987
  • Lecturer, How to Try a Wrongful Death Case, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 04/29/1989 to 04/29/1989
  • Lecturer, Trial Methods Seminar, Rutgers Law School, 01/22/1991 to 01/22/1991
  • Lecturer, "What Makes Insurance Companies Settle Cases: A View from Both Sides", Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 01/26/1991 to 01/26/1991
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, Rutgers Law School, 01/21/1992 to 01/21/1992
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 04/04/1992 to 04/04/1992
  • 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, 03/24/1998 to 03/24/1998
  • Lecturer, A Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective on Negotiating with Adjusters, Selective Insurance Company Litigation Conference, 05/28/1998 to 05/28/1998
  • Lecturer, Settlement Techniques and Ethics, New Jersey Judicial College, 11/23/1998 to 11/23/1998
  • Lecturer, "Hot Tips in Trial Techniques", Association of Trial Lawyers of America, at the Pines Manor, Edison, New Jersey, 02/27/1999 to 02/27/1999
  • Lecturer, "Masters in Trial", American Board of Trial Attorney's, Somerset, New Jersey, 12/04/1999 to 12/04/1999
  • Lecturer, "Defend or Settle- and The Process Involved in Making the Decision", University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Monroe Township, New Jersey, 10/26/2000 to 10/26/2000
  • Lecturer, "Civil Trial Advocacy Workshop", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 07/17/2001 to 07/17/2001
  • Lecturer, "The Attorney View", Selective Insurance Company Claims Management Specialists Conference, Parsippany, New Jersey, 10/19/2001 to 10/19/2001
  • Lecturer, "How Qualified is Your Expert Under Daubert, Kemp & Kumho Tire", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Westin Hotel, Morristown, NJ, 05/08/2003 to 05/08/2003
  • Lecturer, "A Day on Evidence", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place, Iselin, NJ, 05/07/2004 to 05/07/2004
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Defense Association, Trial College - Woodbridge, New Jersey, 03/20/2004 to 03/20/2004
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Art of Cross-Examination", Sewn Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 10/27/2004 to 10/27/2004
  • Lecturer, "The Essential Elements of Evidence" Seminar, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, 11/21/2005 to 11/21/2005
  • Lecturer, The Science Academy at Morristown High School, 2005 to 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, 03/15/2003 to 03/15/2003
  • Morris County Legal Secretaries Boss of The Year
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • University Medal for Distinguished Leadership and Service
  • Honoree, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Honoree of Trial Bar Award, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Honoree as Former Member of the Board of Trustees, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Honoree, Robert Tally Scholarship Program, Board of Concerned Citizens of the City of Newark
  • The Pinnacle Society Honoree and Member, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • "Principal for a Day", Newark Board of Education, Madison Avenue Elementary School
  • Honoree of "Many Faces One Family" for Promoting Cultural Diversity, Board of Concerned Citizens for the University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Honoree, American Cancer Society, Morris County Unit

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
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