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spacer ALAN JAY WEIL
Partner
Phone: (310) 407-4526
Fax: (310) 277-2133
E-mail: ajweil@gwwe.com

Alan Jay Weil has been a trial and appellate lawyer for his entire career. Alan graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors in 1973 and was then selected to be a law clerk to Judge Homer Thornberry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Alan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas with highest honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After several years in private practice litigating business disputes, he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles where he prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal cases. Alan has litigated virtually every variety of complex commercial dispute, with particular emphasis on securities and commodities litigation, legal malpractice, insurance, entertainment, sports, real estate and litigation with government agencies. Alan has also served as an arbitrator for the American Stock Exchange.

Alan’s representation of clients in the legal malpractice arena deserves special mention. He was selected by the National Law Journal as one of 26 outstanding lawyers nationwide in the field of legal malpractice litigation. He is regularly consulted and testifies as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases. He was on the faculty of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers for the presentation of one of their Annual Seminars, this one concerning the trial of a legal malpractice case.

Alan has tried numerous cases in state and federal court, both civil and criminal, and has handled numerous appeals as well.

Alan’s passions outside the practice of law include his family and a karate school where he is one of the senior instructors.

Education/Professional Designations:
University of Texas (B.A., Plan II, with highest honors, 1970; J.D., with honors, 1973). Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk to Judge Homer Thornberry, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1973-1974. Teaching Quizmaster, Legal Research and Writing and Oral Advocacy, University of Texas School of Law, 1972-1973.

Professional Affiliations:
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, C.D. California, 1978-1981.
Member: California Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Member: Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Member: State Bar of Texas; State Bar of California; American Bar Association.

Admitted to Practice:
State of California and State of Texas (inactive status).