Amanda Weinberger is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of products liability claims associated with the use of asbestos. She manages the asbestos litigation of a Fortune 500 company, and in that capacity, she directs the client’s overall litigation strategy and identifies unique defenses. She has also served on the National Coordinating Counsel team for a product manufacturer, and oversaw cases in high-indemnity jurisdictions and developed and coordinated defense strategies with local counsel to minimize the client’s risk. As Illinois trial counsel for numerous clients in wrongful death and personal injury cases, Ms. Weinberger regularly takes fact and expert depositions, responds to discovery requests, and drafts motions and pleadings. She recently served on the trial team for a wrongful death case in Missouri and assisted in executing a defense strategy involving extensive pre-trial motion practice and the application of favorable foreign law.
Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Weinberger was an associate at a Chicago law firm where she defended physicians and other licensed professionals and obtained favorable results in matters involving professional ethics, malpractice, contract disputes, and employment and housing discrimination. She also counseled healthcare clients, including testing laboratories and compounding pharmacies, on compliance with state and federal law and drafted releases, employment contracts, and non-disclosure agreements for physicians and hospitals. As counsel for a mid-size company in the telecom industry, Ms. Weinberger drafted indemnity provisions in subcontractor agreements and negotiated contracts with the company’s clients, including international telecom carriers.
While in law school, Ms. Weinberger earned CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Analysis, Research and Communications and Asylum Law. She also served as Assistant Articles Editor for the Journal for Social Justice and as an extern in the guardian ad litem program of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”). She currently serves as the Ex Officio of the Junior Board of CVLS and volunteers as a mock interviewer for students at DePaul University College of Law.
- CALI Awards for Excellence, Legal Analysis, Research and Communication II (Spring 2007) and Asylum Law (Spring 2008).
Professional & Civic Involvement
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Junior Board, First Chair
DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2009)
Denison University, B.A., English Literature, cum laude (2006)
- Illinois, 2009
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois