by Michael S. Weisberg

Michael Stephen Weisberg was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. A graduate of Norfolk Academy, he attended the University of Virginia. He worked for the UVM Magazine and the Cavalier Daily newspaper and was an active member of the rugby and polo clubs. He graduated from UVA in 1966 with a BA.

While at the University of South Carolina Pettigrew School of Law, Michael was a finalist in the Prince Competition, where he demonstrated exceptional ability in appellate advocacy. He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Conflicts. He was selected by the NAACP to travel to Memphis, Tennessee. There, he helped investigate police brutality in connection with the Memphis riots that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. He received his Juris Doctor in 1969.

Michael was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1969. He worked for a Norfolk law office, emphasizing Personal Injury, Domestic Relations and Criminal Law before starting his own firm in 1971. In 1973, he was admitted to the US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and in 1974, the US Supreme Court. He is a member of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Michael is past president and current board member of the Beth El Synagogue in Norfolk, served on the board of the Beth Shalom Home and currently is an active member and serves on the board of the Metro Norfolk YMCA. He is a past president and current member of the Chuckatuck Ruritan Club and a past president of the Chuckatuck Dance Club and was a volunteer fireman for the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department.

Michael is happily married to Lynn, his kayaking and biking companion of 41 years. They enjoy sharing their active lives with their four married children and eight grandchildren, all under the age of eight.


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