Adam S. Weiss
Touro College, J.D.
American University, M.A.
Rutgers University, B.A.
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Mr. Weiss has significant litigation experience on behalf of various entities throughout New Jersey. In particular, Mr. Weiss has represented large and small employers, including businesses, school boards, and municipalities in a wide-range of matters before the United States District Court, Superior Court of New Jersey, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Department of Education School Ethics Commission, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.
As a litigator, Mr. Weiss has handled many employment cases, including those involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, civil rights violations, and whistleblowing. Mr. Weiss is a defense litigator and has vast experience working with insurance companies, adjusters, and investigators. Additionally, Mr. Weiss often appears on behalf of and counsels school board clients on various issues pertaining to special education, personnel matters, student rights, and school ethics.
Mr. Weiss is a frequent presenter and panelist on school law topics at seminars regarding employment and education law on behalf of organizations and school boards throughout New Jersey. Mr. Weiss currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Special Committee, having been appointed in 2013. Mr. Weiss has also been named a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Before entering private practice, Mr. Weiss served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Ryan, J.S.C. (Ret.) of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County in New Brunswick.
Trustee, New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, New Jersey School Boards Association, 2018 – present
New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2017, New Jersey Family Magazine, April 2017
New Jersey Super Lawyers®, Top Rated Schools & Education, Employment & Labor, 2019, 2020
New Jersey Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee 2013, 2014, 2015
New Jersey School Boards Association Podcast: Finding the Right Mask Policy for Your District – February 24, 2022
Burlington County Superintendents’ Roundtable, “Pandemic Communications” – February 16, 2021, Virtual Presentation
2018 Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA)/New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA)/New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NJASCD) Fall Conference, “Crisis Communications: Keeping Up in an Ever-Changing World of Instant Communication” – October 19, 2018, Long Branch, NJ
New Jersey School Boards Association Fall 2017 School Law Forum, “Intersection of School Law and Insurance” – October 26, 2017, Atlantic City, NJ
National Business Institute – “Student Records: Legal Requirements You Need to Know”, May 2, 2017, Princeton, NJ
Seton Hall University, College of Education & Human Services, Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy, “Navigating School Districts Through the Litigation Process”, January 24, 2017, South Orange, NJ
AJ Gallagher / The Morville Group & School Alliance Insurance Fund – “Harassment Intimidation and Bullying”, September 23, 2016, Sparta, NJ
The Barclay Insurance Group & School Alliance Insurance Fund – “Harassment Intimidation and Bullying”, September 22, 2016, Riverton, NJ
The Van Dyk Group & School Alliance Insurance Fund – “Harassment Intimidation and Bullying”, September 21, 2016, Manahawkin, NJ
National Business Institute – “New Jersey Special Education Law”, February 23, 2016, Princeton, NJ
West Orange School District – “Issues in Special Education”, June 9, 2015, West Orange, NJ
School Alliance Insurance Fund – “How to Handle Reductions in Force and Investigating Harassment Claims and Accommodating Disabilities”, February 20, 2014, Secaucus, NJ
National Business Institute – “Special Education Laws Made Simple”, January 13, 2014, Princeton, NJ
The Barclay Insurance Group & School Alliance Insurance Fund – “The Role of the Child Study Team in Special Education”, February 14, 2013, Riverton, NJ
Polaris Galaxy Insurance & School Alliance Insurance Fund – “Title 59 – The New Jersey Tort Claims Act”, February 1, 2013, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
School Alliance Insurance Fund – “The Tort Claims Act”, October 11, 2012, Lopatcong, NJ
Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund – “Investigating Harassment Claims, Accommodating Disabilities and Other Lawsuits”, May 25, 2011, Woodbridge, NJ
Union County Chiefs of Police – “Risk Management for Police Executives”, May 25, 2010, Scotch Plains, NJ