Marc P. Weingarten, a partner with the Locks Law Firm, has been named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Weingarten is a litigator in the firm’s complex personal injury litigation group. He is on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and has been elected a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of product liability every year continuously since 2005. He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist since 1988 and was elected to the American Law Institute in 2003. A 1973 graduate of Temple University (magna cum laude), Weingarten received his Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1976. He has served as trial counsel in over one hundred jury and non-jury trials. He has represented plaintiffs in product liability and class action claims involving asbestos, defective pharmaceutical products and devices, flammable fabrics, defective machinery, insurance industry irregularities and more. He has published over 50 articles in various journals, including a chapter in a book on Asbestos Diseases, as well as given lectures at or chaired over sixty seminars and conferences throughout the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Senior Fellow status in the society is reserved for advanced commitment to and support of the LCA, Diversity Law Institute and Trial Law Institute. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.
Throughout his career, Weingarten has been active in donating his time to pro bono activities. He has been awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and has been a volunteer for Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., providing free legal services to victims of the September 11 tragedy. In addition, he has taught a monthly class in civics to Philadelphia public high school students since 2008 as part of a joint program of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the School District of Philadelphia.