Howard I. Weiss

  • Founding Partner





Howard I. Weiss is the founding partner of the firm. One of South Florida's most prominent attorneys, Howard's practice is focused primarily in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, matrimonial and commercial transactions. In his practice, Howard has represented some of the area's largest communities in construction defect litigation resulting in historic multi-million dollar awards. He was born and raised in New York City, New York, attending Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in 1967 and the Fordham University School of Law, graduating in 1972. While at Fordham, Howard served as an editor of the Law Review.

Areas Of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Condominium Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1973
  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1981


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S. - 1967

Representative Cases

  • Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. v. Century Village East, Inc., 428 So. 2d 384 (Fla. 4th DCA 1983)
  • Glazer v. Glazer, 394 So. 2d 140 (Fla. 4th DCA 1981)
  • Hasson v. Hasson, 716 So. 2d 344 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Schrimsher v. School Board of Palm Beach County, 694 So. 2d 856 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • Seminole Boatyard, Inc. v. Christoph, 715 So. 2d 987 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Weinstein v. Weinstein, 447 So. 2d 309 (Fla. 4th DCA 1984)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Fourth District Court of Appeals, Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, 1990 to 1994
  • U.S. Fourth District Court of Appeals, Chairman, 1992 to 1993
  • Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, Member, 1985 to 1990
  • Broward County Zoning Board, Member, 1989 to 1993
  • Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Member, 1993 to 1995
  • Palm Beach County, Condominium Section , Member, 1983 to 1991
  • Palm Beach County, Condominium Section, Chairman, 1983 to 1986
  • Palm Beach County, Judicial Relations Committee, Member, 1987
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, Member, 1987 to 1991
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 1986
  • Family Law Rules Committee, Appointed by Florida Bar President, 1993 to 1994
  • The Florida Bar, Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee, Member, 1988 to 1990
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Ancillary Businesses

  • Of Counsel to Stein Shiers & Goldsmith LLP, White Plains, New York