Mr. Weaver has served as an arbitrator and mediator on numerous matters involving professional liability issues. His experience includes resolving claims for standard of care, malicious prosecution, breach of fiduciary duty, non-disclosure, fraud, and negligence in disputes involving law and accounting firms, as well as individual attorneys and accountants.
Mr. Weaver gained significant experience in the practice area as a trial attorney and was called upon to represent firms in matters involving professional liability claims.
Highly regarded among counsel for his expertise, he has also conducted numerous presentations for law firm managers to provide guidance on business practices and ethical issues.
- Accounting firm’s alleged misuse of standards or methodology in valuation engagement
- Arbitrated fee dispute involving client’s claims that attorney’s advice led to unnecessary and inappropriate claims resulting in excessive fees and disadvantageous settlement
- Claims against national law firm and senior partner arising from alleged malpractice that deprived claimant of benefits from large probated estate
- Dispute over amount of money owed to predecessor by successor attorney after settlement obtained
- Malicious prosecution matter involving five regional and two national law firms
- Malpractice claims in connection with property division in marital dissolution
- Matter involving claims for malpractice and fraud for conflicts of interest arising from law firm’s representation of company and senior employees. Dispute involved allegations that senior partner for firm provided government with information that led to criminal prosecution of one senior employee.
- Mediated dispute between former client and attorney involving claims that attorney failed to prepare case for trial and then forced client to accept disadvantageous court-supervised settlement
- Mediation involving allegations that attorney induced client to transfer property to attorney based upon promises to transfer back at later date, with attorney later disavowing any obligation when client requested return of property
- Mediator for dispute involving claims that attorney was alleged to have failed to sequester and transfer funds to judgment lien creditor
- Multiple mediations stemming from investors’ related claims that attorney was co-conspirator and induced investment into real estate partnerships and later concealed problems with venture. Matter involved significant issues related to conflict of interest in attorney’s representation of several claimants, as well as target defendant.
- Numerous standard of care mediations involving allegations that attorneys failed to adequately represent clients’ needs
- Various matters involved in accounting firm’s winding up and ending its affairs, including resolution of outstanding claims and related intra-firm disputes