Building on a broad and varied litigation background, Peter Weidman concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and executive compensation, leading each of these departments for Weidman Law, LLC.
As a commercial litigator, he represents individuals and businesses both publicly and privately owned in business-related disputes and litigation. His experience includes cases shareholder disputes, breach of contract, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, unfair competition, and other business torts. He has also handled cases involving antitrust violations, RICO violations, and infringements of intellectual propoerty.
In his employment litigation practice, Peter represents both employers and employees in matters involving breach of employment agreements, violations of state wage payment statutes, theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property, violations of restrictive covenants, ERISA violations, wrongful discharge, and civil rights violations.
Peter also provides general labor and employment advice on the employer side, helping his clients comply with their legal obligations and avoid workplace liability and disputes. In addition, he has served as an independent investigator for employers investigating allegations or charges of discrimination, harassment and other forms of workplace misconduct.
In his executive compensation practice, Peter negotiates and structures employment and separation packages for business executives (including chief executive officers, presidents and senior vice presidents) and professionals (including physicians and attorneys).
Peter was born in 1957 and is a native of Roslyn, New York. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. degree in 1979. After spending two years working as a professional musician, he attended Columbia University School of Law, graduating with a J.D. degree in 1984. On graduating, he worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. After moving to Philadelphia in 1985, he worked as an associate at Dechert Price & Rhoads, practicing in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation. In 1988, he took a position as a staff attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he handled and tried numerous jury and non-jury criminal cases.
In 1990, Peter became associated with Kaufman, Coren & Ress, continuing his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, and becoming a partner in 1992. In October, 2001, he resigned from Kaufman, Coren, Ress & Weidman to fulfill a career-long dream of establishing his own law practice. In 2009, he welcomed a new partner to the practice, his wife, Debbi Weidman.
Peter has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest honor for legal ability, an AV rating, which is based on peer reviews from fellow attorneys. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations, and has been very active in the Theater Wing of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He teaches trial advocacy and other subjects, serving as a longtime faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and as an instructor for continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Montgomery Bar Association.
Outside the practice of law, he volunteers as a member of Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, serving as the Congregation’s President from 2001 through 2003 and from 2005 through 2006. An accomplished musician, he plays piano and guitar, composes music, and has been in several rock-and-roll bands (including the house band for Rock Shabbat evenings at his synagogue). He enjoys bicycling and playing tennis and basketball. He and his wife Debbi have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren who are the lights of their lives.