Arthur M. Luxenberg founded Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. with partner Perry Weitz in 1986. Since that time, Weitz & Luxenberg has grown to be the largest mass-tort and personal injury litigation law firm in New York City, and has expanded to include new departments in recent years.
Luxenberg received a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University in 1981 and later earned a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1984. He saw success in the courtroom early, his most notable case being that of Hymowitz v. Eli Lilly & Co., which led to the upholding of a 1986 New York law allowing asbestos and DES victims to bring suit after the statue of limitations had run.
Luxenberg’s current appointments include membership on the judicial screening and departmental disciplinary committees for the First Judicial Department of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. He holds leadership positions in trial law advocacy organizations such as the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York City Bar Association, where he sat on the influential Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics.
In addition to his professional success, Mr. Luxenberg and his wife, Randi Luxenberg, are active philanthropists, donating to the 2014 Colel Chabad Widows and Orphans project. Luxenberg currently serves as chairman of the United Soup Kitchens, a nonprofit organization that standardizes the operations of around 20 independent charity-meal centers across Israel and the former Soviet Union, and chairman of the North Shore Hebrew Academy, which led the Jewish Lawyers Guild’s efforts to restore honor and professional standing to thousands of German Jewish attorneys and judges who were disbarred after the Nazis swept into power in the 1930’s.