Edward "Ed" L. Weiner is the founding partner of Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC, as well as the current President of the Virginia State Bar. He has over 35 years of proven successful performance representing plaintiffs who have been seriously injured, and focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice. His achievements include numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and cases before the Virginia Supreme Court, winning precedent-setting appellate cases and achieving a reputation as an effective trial attorney. He is a recipient of the FBA President’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2008 and 2013. He has been consistently named one of Washington's "Best Lawyers" for Personal Injury by Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazines, is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubble, and has been listed in SuperLawyers Magazine since 2006.
Ed was born in Suffern, New York, and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received his J.D. from the University of Richmond and his LL.M in International Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
He has been an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association since 1980 and is a past President. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation since January 2002 and is a past President. He has served on the Virginia State Bar Council of Local Bar Leaders as a member and as Chair of the Council. Ed also serves on the Virginia Supreme Court Professionalism Faculty.
Ed is a member of the Board of Directors of the George Mason University (GMU) Center for the Performing Arts and host of an annual Law Day celebration which benefits the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Pro Bono programs. His brainchild, Jazz4Justice, is an annual concert performed by students in the GMU Jazz Program, and has raised more than $150,000 each for the Fairfax Law Foundation and GMU Jazz Studies program since 2001. Due to the success of this unique program, other universities and local bar associations in Virginia have fostered this partnership between education, music, and law.
George Mason University presented Ed with the Directors Award in 2011 for his contributions to the university’s music program. He was also honored to receive a Leader of Law Award and the James Keith Award for Public Service. Ed and his wife, Maura, have two daughters, Maurissa and Brianna.
Fairfax Law Foundation (Executive Committee, Society of Fellows, and Past President); Virginia Law Foundation (Fellow).