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Steven C. Weiss

Attorney Steven C. Weiss

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Practice Areas:

  • Supply Chain Logistic / Transportation / Contract Drafting and Litigation
  • Drafting and Negotiations of Powers of Attorney Non-Disclosure, Non-Competition ay
  • Employment Law for Management, Drafting employee Handbooks, and Agreements
  • EEOC and Employment Litigation
Rated by Super Lawyers | Steven C. Weiss | 20 Years


Steve commands an excellent working knowledge of the legal culture.

While working full time as a lawyer he earned his MBA at the world-renowned, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, and laid a solid foundation for counseling business clients on operations management, finance, and strategy. Steve's passion for learning is also reflected in his commitment to continuing education in his areas of legal concentration and the enjoyment he derives from teaching and mentoring others. He is highly regarded for his due diligence, client-centered approach and business acumen.

Adept at handling complex litigation, Steve's arguments have been incorporated into the rulings and opinions of state and federal judges. A seasoned legal advocate, his approach to representation provides his clients with peace of mind, enabling them to focus on pressing business issues. Steve has published numerous articles on shipping and trade law and gives lectures on business issues of concern to importers,exporters, transport companies and the shipping public. His legal ability and peer approval have earned him a rating of "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell®, a rank reflective of the highest level of professional excellence, that he has held for 45 years.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois
    • M.B.A. - 2005
    • Major: Management and Operations

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 1979
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit


  • Illinois Super Lawyer Recognition, Illinois Super Lawyers® (Since inception in 2005 – Present)
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” ™ (Highest Rating), Martindale-Hubbell (1984 – Present) | Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards


  • Amelia Zalcman
  • Don R. Sampen
  • Eric Machum

Past Positions

  • Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney, Northbrook, IL - June 2017 to January 2020, Partner
  • Law Offices of Steven C. Weiss, Chicago, IL - January 2015 to June 2017, Managing Director
  • Berger, Newark & Fenchel, P.C. Chicago, IL - March 2006 to September 2014, Attorney and Promotion to Vice President and Shareholder


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Member – Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Director – Chicago Community Ventures (2010 – 2011)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Intermodal Conference (2004) and numerous U.S. based logistics law seminars.
  • Panelist – Transportation & Logistics Council, Panelist on Intermodal Transport (2022)

Current Employment Position

  • President, Weiss Law Offices, P.C.