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Stephen M. Weiss



Mr. Weiss was admitted to practice in 1968, and practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury including medical and other professional malpractice, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Weiss also maintains an active civil law practice.

In his criminal law practice, Mr. Weiss has represented clients in all Arizona courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Weiss, a former Deputy Pima County Attorney, has represented clients charged with a wide array of major felony crimes, including first-degree murder.  Mr. Weiss has been a Martindale Hubbell, AV rated preeminent lawyer since 1986.

Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Civil Rights; Appeals; Professional Malpractice; Juvenile Law; Civil Litigation

Pennsylvania State University; The University of Arizona, B.A. (1965), The University of Arizona, J.D. (1968)

Arizona; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Supreme Court

State Bar of Arizona; Pima County Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Section on Criminal Justice); Federal Bar Association (Tucson Chapter, Former President 2001); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice; Morris K. Udall Inn of Court (Former President 2002).

Recipient, State Bar of Arizona Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award (2017). Recipient, Pima County Bar Association Robert Hooker Criminal Justice Award (2016). Recipient, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Southwest SuperLawyers and Tucson's Best Lawyers. Contributing Author: "Family Violence, Conflict and Sexual Abuse," Shepard's, McGraw-Hill. Staff Attorney, Papago Legal Services, Sells, Arizona. Deputy County Attorney, Pima County, Arizona. Judge Pro Tempore, Pima County Superior Court (1981 - 2001). Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness and Co-Chair (2000 - 2006). Member, Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments (1985 - 1989) (2014). Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Pretrial Litigation (2002 - 2005), Investigations - Criminal & Civil (2016), James E. Rogers, College of Law, The University of Arizona. State Bar Criminal Advisory Commission (Chair). 

Who We Are

Karp & Weiss (KW) is a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated law firm, the highest possible rating. The named partners (Leonard Karp and Stephen M. Weiss) have been chosen by their peers to be listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, TUCSON'S BEST LAWYERS and SOUTHWEST SUPER LAWYERS.

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