Member Profile: Hon. Leonard Weiss

Hon. Leonard Weiss
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
677 Broadway
Albany, NY 12201
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Tel: (518) 447-3200
Fax: (518) 426-4260

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Hon. Leonard Weiss has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Contract Disputes
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Shareholder Disputes
Wrongful Death



Judge Weiss is frequently appointed referee by Justices of the Supreme Court to hear and determine pending lawsuits.

In 1977, Mayor Erastus Corning II appointed him as a Justice of the City Court of Albany and that same year Judge Weiss was elected to a full term as the nominee of all four major political parties. In 1978 he was elected as Justice of the Supreme Court as a candidate of all political parties. In 1981, Governor Hugh L. Carey designated Judge Weiss to serve on the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Third Department. Three years later, Governor Mario M. Cuomo appointed Judge Weiss as an Associate Justice. In 1992, Governor Cuomo appointed Judge Weiss the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department. Judge Weiss was elected as Chairman of the Albany County Democratic Committee in 1994, and retired from the Court.  In 1998 Governor Pataki appointed Judge Weiss as a commissioner to serve on the New York State Public Service Commission, serving for 8 years.

Judge Leonard Weiss joined the McNamee firm in 1994 as Special Counsel. He practices in the areas of government relations and significant commercial matters. Concentrating a majority of his practice now on alternate dispute resolution, he is a mediator and arbitrator, Judge Weiss has resolved several hundred disputes over recent years.


  • L.L.B., Albany Law School of Union University, 1948
  • B.A., University of Oregon/University of Buffalo, 1946

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Catholic Charities - Trustee
  • Albany City Lodge Federal Credit Union - President
  • Association Justices of Supreme Court - President
  • College of Saint Rose - Trustee Emeritus
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico - Honorary Fire Chief
  • Community State Bank - Board of Directors
  • Knights of Pythias, State of New York - Grand Chancellor
  • New York State Bar Association - Judicial Council, Chair
  • Temple Israel of Albany - President


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Hon. Leonard Weiss is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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