Elizabeth R. Weiss



Ms. Weiss is a business and contract law, litigation, and labor and employment attorney. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and her J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School, Ms. Weiss began her legal career in New York at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She then moved to San Francisco, where she worked for Brobeck Phleger & Harrison and Morgan Lewis & Bockius before eventually joining a small technology-focused employment law practice in the East Bay. Ms. Weiss brings to Gagen McCoy experience in a variety of legal fields across a broad spectrum of industries. In her practice, she has advocated for both plaintiffs and defendants, representing individuals, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large multinational clients. She advises individuals and businesses on matters including contract drafting and negotiations, entity formation and dissolutions, and purchase and sale transactions. She particularly enjoys the challenges of written advocacy, including appellate work, and of finding creative solutions to perplexing problems. She has substantial pro bono experience, including in the areas of immigration/asylum applications and appeals, eviction defense, and victims’ rights.

Ms. Weiss enjoys volunteering at local Danville schools as a Site Council representative and PTA Board member.  She also enjoys swimming, hiking, fiction writing, and, most of all, raising her two sons.

•           Harvard Law School/J.D., 1997 (cum laude)
•           Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism/M.S., 1993
•           Stanford University/A.B. (English), 1992

Legal Associations

•          California State Bar Sections - Business, Labor and Employment, and Litigation
•          Contra Costa County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

•         Litigation
•         Business Law
•         Labor and Employment


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