Justin Weisberg is a partner focusing on construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Weisberg represents private, public, local and international clients in a variety of construction-related transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Weisberg has a background in professional engineering, giving him added insight and understanding into his client’s cases.
His experience has included contract negotiation, counseling, litigation and dispute resolution relating to numerous projects including office, commercial and residential buildings; nuclear and coal fired power plants; manufacturing facilities, laboratories, water distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities, schools, libraries, stadiums, exposition centers, governmental facilities, roads, bridges, transit stations, refineries and single family residences.
His prior work as a registered professional engineer in both Illinois and Florida allows him to utilize in his law practice his previous engineering experience. During his engineering career Mr. Weisberg was involved in the design and evaluation of various structures including transit structures, fixed and movable bridges and offshore naval facilities.
As a professional engineer and veteran construction lawyer, Mr. Weisberg engages in multiple aspects of his profession. In 2015, he testified in front of the Illinois House Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would allow bonds to be submitted over Mechanics Lien Claims. Following successful passage out the House Judiciary Committee, he developed and negotiated amended language to the proposed bill with organizations that opposed the bill. The bill has now become law and is codified as 770 ILCS 60/38.1.
In 2013, Mr. Weisberg drafted a proposed bill to amend the Condominium Property Act to make provisions in condominium declarations which tied the hands of condominium boards and prevented them from protecting the rights of Associations as against public policy. Mr. Weisberg then testified in support of the bill and negotiated the final amendments to the bill with various organizations. The bill passed and subsequently became law.
Mr. Weisberg is a delegate of the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee (EJDC) and chaired its Task Force that published the first form Public Private Partnership agreement in the United States in 2013. He served as the vice chair of the EJCDC for the 2011-2012 committee year and chair for the 2012-2013 committee year. He is a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys and a member of the ISBA Construction Law Counsel. He was named an honorary fellow at the Center for Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, in 2002. In addition, Mr. Weisberg is a member of the American Bar Association’s Construction Forum, Insurance Coverage Committee and Surety Committee and the Chicago Bar Association’s Mechanics Lien Committee.
Mr. Weisberg was named a 2011 Illinois Leading Lawyer in construction law by the Leading Lawyer Network. He also received this distinction in 2006. In 2006 Mr. Weisberg was also named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine for construction litigation. He is a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rated attorney. Before that, he was a registered professional engineer in both Illinois and Florida. During his engineering career, Mr. Weisberg was involved in the design and evaluation of various structures including transit structures, fixed and movable bridges, and offshore naval facilities.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Weisberg was a partner in the Chicago office of a U.S. law firm.