Stuart J. Weissman is a founding partner of Ratzan, Weissman, & Boldt. He focuses his practice on catastrophic negligence, medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, and commercial disputes. Mr. Weissman and RWB are frequently retained to handle cases throughout the state and the country. Beyond Florida, Mr. Weissman has handled cases in states including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Rhode Island, and Texas.
Mr. Weissman has devoted his career to representing those in need of justice and giving them a voice in taking on some of the most powerful corporations, hospitals, doctors, product manufacturers, and other massive companies around the country. Mr. Weissman’s mission is full, fair, and complete compensation to his clients while working to deter unacceptable and unsafe behavior. Through his dedicated work as a trial attorney, Mr. Weissman is committed to community safety and believes that he and RWB have a responsibility to address community safety issues with each and every case they pursue.
Stuart has obtained a multitude of six, seven, and even eight figure settlements and verdicts. For example, alongside his partner, Stuart N. Ratzan, he obtained a $23 million verdict in a medical malpractice case in Charlotte County, Florida. The $23 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a mother whose daughter was born with a severe brain injury is believed to be the largest civil jury verdict in the county’s history. For this achievement, the Daily Business Review recognized Mr. Ratzan and Mr. Weissman for their achievements by being finalists for the Daily Business Review annual Most Effective Lawyers recognition award.
In addition, Mr. Ratzan and Mr. Weissman secured verdicts ranked twice among the “Top Verdicts of 2017.” The trial partner obtained a $46.5 million medical malpractice verdict – the largest ever in the State of Arkansas – for a three-year-old child who suffered brain damage after she was left untreated for jaundice as a newborn, and a $45 million verdict in the death of a medical student following a late-night crash at an Interstate 75 construction site in Pembroke Pines, Florida. In 2019, Mr. Ratzan and Mr. Weissman obtained a verdict in a retrial on behalf of a wife and mother whose 1996 lung cancer death resulted in a $42.5 million verdict against cigarette giants R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris.
Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Weissman and RWB conduct highly specialized focus groups for their own cases and as consultants for other attorneys. Mr. Weissman is always willing and able to assist his colleagues with focus group testing.
Mr. Weissman is consistently recognized for his legal contributions including by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Top 40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers, Super Lawyers, the Daily Business Review, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy, and the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Weissman also serves legal and community organizations like the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, the Dade County Bar Association as a Board Member and past President of the Young Lawyers Section, the Florida Justice Association, Dade Legal Aid, including as a guardian ad litem, and Temple Beth Sholom among others.
Mr. Weissman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Mr. Weissman received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2008, where he was a two-year member of the nationally renowned trial team, ranked #1 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.
When away from work, Stuart loves to spend time with his wife Ashley, their two beautiful daughters, Emma and Joey, and their son, Luke.