Walter Weir, Jr., Esquire is the founder and name partner at Weir & Partners LLP and has more than 39 years of experience as a preeminent advocate in business, banking and commercial law. His client list includes almost every major financial institution in the Philadelphia region.
Among his many notable court victories is the appeal of a landmark judgment against CoreStates Bank for a total of $352.8 million. Mr. Weir was able to negate $337.5 million in punitive damages from the total judgment, which had been the largest in Philadelphia County history. Mr. Weir is also well regarded for overturning a $3.2 million judgment against client Fidelity Bank.
Mr. Weir has nine bar admissions, including two states and the District of Columbia, four district courts, a circuit court of appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has litigated cases in the state and federal court of appeals, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Walter is widely recognized by his peers for unparalleled excellence in his field of law. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award, being named among the top five percent of “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania every year since 2004. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has consistently maintained a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1999.
As a lifetime resident of Philadelphia, Walter is active in his Chestnut Hill community where he resides.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court
B.A. Temple University
J.D. Temple University Beasley School of Law
Business, Banking and Commercial Litigation
Lender Liability Litigation
Attorney and Accountant Malpractice Litigation
Commercial, Industrial and Real Estate Insolvency Matters
White Collar Criminal Law
Grand Jury Investigations
False Claims Act Litigation
Partnership, Corporate and Limited Liability Company Litigation
Commercial Loan Documentation and Retail Bank Litigation
Awards & Honors:
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award
Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1999
Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” since 2004
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Commercial Law League of America
Served for four years as a Master in the Temple American Inn of Court.
Conducts seminars for financial institutions on lending practices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Lecturer at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the law of bankruptcy, debt collection, lender liability, and general lending practices.