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J. Michael Weston



Education and Admissions:

· University of Iowa, B.A., 1977

· University of Iowa, J.D., 1980

· Admitted to Bar, 1980

· U. S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

· U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

· U. S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

· U. S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities:

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

· Iowa Defense Counsel Association

o President, 2002-2003

o Board of Directors, 1995-2007

o Chair, Jury Instruction Committee, 1996-1997

o Chair, Legislative Committee, 1997-2002

ADTA, Member

FDCC, Member


o Faculty Member, IADC Trial Academy, 2003

o Masters in Advocacy, 2004

o Plains Region and Iowa Membership Chair, 2008-2014


President 2013 - 2014

o Product Liability, Insurance and Diversity Committees

o Iowa State Representative, 2004-2007

o Chair, Annual Meeting, 2008

o National Board Director, 2007—2010

o Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2009-2010

· Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

· American Board of Trial Advocates

· Iowa Super Lawyer

Rated in Chambers USA

o Civil Litigation – Defense

o Product Liability

o Insurance

· NFJE - Board Member 2013 -

Lawyers For Civil Justice - Board Member 2012 - 2015

· Life Fellow, Iowa State Bar Association Foundation

· Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation

o Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections

· Iowa State Bar Association

o Litigation Section

o Board of Governors, 2000-2004

· Linn County Bar Association

o President, 1999-2000

o Board of Governors, 1996-2001

o Chair, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1988-1992

o Chair, Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1992-1998

· Adjunct Professor, Mount Mercy College, 1981-1987

· Chair, Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2005


The attorneys of Lederer Weston Craig, PLC are trial lawyers who have tried hundreds of cases to verdict. Its lawyers routinely appear in state and federal courts throughout Iowa and the Midwest, and serves as regional trial counsel for various clients. In addition, our lawyers have been privileged to serve as leaders and board members of defense, general bar and business organizations at the international, national, state and local levels. Its lawyers have served as officers of IADC, DRI and LCJ. The firm maintains a Martindale AV rating and is listed in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business. Firm members are also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and are members or fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, PLAC, FDCC, IADC, ADTA, ABOTA, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, and American Bar Association Foundation.


(319) 365-1184
Members Only


118 Third Ave SE Ste 700 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Lawyers' Professionalism & Ethics, Mass Tort, Nursing Home, Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Transportation/Trucking


Diversity and Inclusion
Drug and Medical Device
Insurance Law
Product Liability
Retail and Hospitality
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
Trial Tactics
Trucking Law


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