Rose M. Weber (of Counsel to the firm) is a civil rights attorney with concentrations in police misconduct matters and employment discrimination. Ms. Weber’s practice has been exclusively focused on these areas for the past thirteen years and she has achieved remarkable results for her clients, recovering millions of dollars on their behalves, including a recent $2.35 million police brutality verdict against several Yonkers police officers.
Ms. Weber attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an Articles Editor on the Law Review. She graduated in 1996 cum laude, Order of the Coif, and with the John G. Maurer Memorial Prize in criminal law. Ms. Weber then held two prestigious judicial clerkships, the first with the Honorable Max Rosenn on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the second with the Honorable Allen G. Schwartz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Following her clerkships, Ms. Weber was recruited by the Law Department of the City of New York (also known as the Office of the Corporation Counsel), where she worked in the Special Federal Litigation Division. At the Law Department, Ms. Weber represented police officers and other municipal employees accused of civil rights violations. In 2002, after three years at the Law Department, Ms. Weber left to start her own practice, primarily representing individuals whose civil rights have been violated by police officers. Ms. Weber’s extensive experience on both sides of police misconduct litigation has been invaluable in making her a prominent member of the civil rights bar.