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James M. Weiss

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Ellis & Winters LLP
4131 Parklake Ave Ste 400
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 865-7015
Member Bio
Jamie Weiss focuses his litigation practice in the areas of higher education, complex business disputes, and departing employees. Jamie has represented clients as diverse as Fortune 500 companies, private universities, a manufacturer of carbon fiber composites, and a developer of K-12 educational software. That experience includes several cases where Jamie first-chaired successful arbitrations on behalf of his clients. Jamie successfully represented the Anti-Defamation League as amicus curiae in a landmark case before the Missouri Supreme Court involving juror misconduct. Jamie has also represented universities in suits brought by former students, businesses in cases involving departing employees and trade secrets, and individuals in suits alleging unfair competition and unfair trade practices.

Jamie received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he was Order of the Coif and an Executive Articles Editor of the Washington University Law Review. Prior to law school, Jamie was the operations manager of a regional temporary staffing company operating in Virginia and North Carolina. A fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Washington Capitals, and all areas of trivia, Jamie won the 1990 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament championship. He and his wife live in the Triangle with their two sons.
Firm Information
Ellis & Winters LLP was established in 2000 as a boutique firm concentrating in complex litigation and commercial real estate. The firm's lawyers have been called upon in some of the most noteworthy disputes and transactions in North Carolina and across the United States. The business community has taken notice, naming nearly one-third of the firm’s lawyers to prestigious honors such as the 2014 publication of The Best Lawyers in America®, Business North Carolina’s 2014 Legal Elite, and 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Several of our lawyers have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s 2014 list of “litigation stars” and ranked highly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014. The firm has been honored with recognition for its legal practice based upon the feedback given by clients, peers, and the business community. In 2014, Benchmark Litigation named Ellis & Winters the 2014 "North Carolina Law Firm of the Year." Additionally, the firm's litigation practice was given a ranking of “highly recommended” by Benchmark Litigation, a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking for several practice areas in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Law Firms®,” and high ratings in Chambers USA.

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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
General Litigation
DRI Committees
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability

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