Alan Jay Weil has been a trial and appellate lawyer for his entire career. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal court, both civil and criminal, and has handled numerous appeals as well. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, he prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal cases, including tax fraud, securities and commodities fraud, mail and wire fraud, and other crimes against the government.
In private practice, Mr. Weil has successfully litigated virtually every type of complex commercial dispute, with a particular emphasis on legal malpractice, securities and commodities litigation, insurance, entertainment, sports, real estate, and litigation with government agencies.
Mr. Weil’s representation of clients in the legal malpractice arena deserves special mention. Mr. Weil has represented local, regional, national, and international law firms accused of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, or other wrongdoing arising from all legal services disciplines, including pretrial, trial, and appellate litigation and tax, entertainment, securities, real estate, financial services, estate planning, partnership, intellectual property, and a wide variety of transactional matters. His expertise led the National Law Journal to name him one of the 26 outstanding lawyers nationwide in the field of legal malpractice litigation.
Mr. Weil also regularly consults 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 its Annual Seminars on the trial of a legal malpractice case. He has also been asked to participate as a speaker on panels at ABA National Conferences of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.