Walter Weir, Jr., Esquire is the founder and name partner at Weir & Partners LLP and has more than 40 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.