Jerry Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. His strong reputation as a Cleveland mediator is based in large measure on a previous law practice that emphasized civil litigation in a variety of cases including representation of parties in antitrust, RICO/fraud, general commercial, civil rights litigation, tort and injury and other complex issues and subjects. He is the first lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio to have dedicated his practice entirely to ADR and mediation-related activities. He has successfully mediated a broad range of state and federal disputes.
Jerry has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he taught mediation and negotiation skills. He is presently an adjunct Professor of Law at that school where he and Professor Kathryn Mercer will be co-teaching Mediation Representation: Theory, Principle and Practice beginning in 2012. He frequently lectures at local and national educational events and has been a perennial presenter on mediation topics for the ABA and various litigation bar functions. He serves on numerous ADR sections and committees in several professional associations on both the local and national level, including service as a Trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Chair of that Association's ADR Committee and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and in the Martindale Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms Tier 1 in ADR. Jerry is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), an organization that recognizes premier practitioners of commercial mediation. He is the only Northeast Ohio mediator represented on the IAM roster. He has written extensively on mediation-related topics.