Upon graduating with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and obtaining a Degree of Rabbinic Ordination, Yitz Weiss then entered Southwestern University School of Law. There he was Associate Editor of the Southwestern Law Review. Yitz graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern in 2006, an honor reserved for the top 10% of students.
After receiving his Juris Doctorate and being admitted to the California State Bar in 2006, Yitz began his legal career with Kaplan Lee LLP. Based on his all-around excellent work for his clients and the firm, Yitz became a partner in the firm, and it was later renamed to Kaplan Weiss LLP. While at Kaplan Weiss, Yitz has represented clients in a wide array of legal matters, including employment counseling and litigation, civil rights matters, consumer claims, product liability litigation, real estate litigation, wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, FEHA, Unequal Pay Act, Commercial Code claims, warranty claims, fraud claims, and contract disputes. Yitz routinely serves as lead counsel in binding arbitrations and as co-counsel in major trials. Yitz has impressive trial skills, which enable him to obtain major victories for our clients.
Yitz is a regular speaker on a variety of legal subjects, including the interplay between civil and religious law in areas such as estates, business and the Constitution. He teaches weekly classes in law, ethics, and religion.
State Bar of California Member Since: 2006
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Member Since: 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Member Since: 2011
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California Member Since: 2016
J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 2006
Bachelors Degree in Economics, Yeshiva University, 2002
Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshiva of Greater Miami, 2003
Associate Editor, Southwestern Law Review
Graduated J.D. cum laude
Preeminent Client Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Stars: 2015-2016, Super Lawyers
Superb Rating, Avvo
Clients’ Choice Award, Avvo