Jamie E. Weiss

Managing Attorney

Location: Highland Park, Illinois
Phone: (847) 433-4500
Fax: (847) 433-2500

Jamie is admitted to state and federal courts within Illinois and is also a member of the United States District Court of Colorado, and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jamie has more than 20 years of experience in the class action industry.  Prior to joining Quantum Legal LLC, Jamie represented individuals and businesses in complex class action litigation as an attorney.  While working with some of the leading plaintiffs’ class action firms in the country, she handled numerous cases, including In re Commercial Explosives; In re Prudential Life Practices, and In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Litigation, which provided $531 million for direct purchasers of high fructose corn syrup.  Jamie started her career specializing in toxic torts at a boutique plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm in Chicago.

Here are some organizations that Quantum Legal supports:

  • World Wildlife Fund

WWF’s mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge, the World Wildlife Find works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems. www.wwf.org

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

For more than a quarter-century, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. www.aldf.org

  • Last Chance for Animals Last Chance for Animals (LCA)

LCA recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional “usage” of animals. www.lcanimal.org

  • Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-
use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. www.rainforest-alliance.org

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. www.peta.org

  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation’s largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Best Friends operates a low-cost spay/neuter program. www.bestfriends.org

  • The Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. www.oceanconservancy.org

  • The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals-a world that will also benefit people: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.  www.hsus.org

  • The Fund for Animals

The Fund for Animals carries on the legacy of Cleveland Amory with the hard-hitting programs for which it has been known for 4 decades, and with a renewed emphasis on hands-on animal care services. www.fundforanimals.org

  • Ally Cat Allies

Through outreach, education, and community building, Alley Cat Allies serves as the expert on Trap-Neuter-Return and supports the efforts of citizens humanely caring for cats. www.alleycat.org

  • National Anti-Vivisection Society

The National Anti-Vivisection Society is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection.  www.navs.org

  • Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s mission is to bear witness to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. Greenpeace use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. They expose threats to the environment and find solutions they have no permanent allies or adversaries and ensures financial independence from political or commercial interests. Greenpeace seeks solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society’s environmental choices. www.greenpeace.org

  • Doris Day Animal League

The Doris Day Animal League works to improve the humane treatment of animals by lobbying to pass new laws and enforce existing laws that reduce the suffering of animals. www.ddal.org

  • Petfinder

Petfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes and a directory of over 10,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. www.petfinder.com

  • Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. www.farmsanctuary.org

  • Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue

Dedicated to saving American mustangs and domestic horses from abuse, neglect & slaughter. www.wildhorserescue.org

 

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Class Action
  • 30% Complex Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Environmental Law, IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1995
    • Honors: Certificate in Environmental Law
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Major: Psychology/Telecommunications

 

Jamie is actively involved in environmental issues, animal sheltering, and animal welfare.

Quantum Legal is proud to support numerous organizations working to protect animals and the environments critical for their survival all over the world.

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