About Mr. Weinman
Since 2001, Pete Weinman, a lifelong Staten Islander*, has been practicing law, primarily on Staten Island. He has a wide diversity of legal experience, although he has focused his practice on Real Estate and some General Civil Litigation, including evictions. Known among his clients and his peers for his integrity, dedication, honesty, and straight-forward thinking, Mr. Weinman personally works very closely with all his clients to keep them well informed at every step of their representation.
Working full time for Project Hospitality, Inc. (a Staten Island not-for-profit devoted to feeding and helping the homeless, the mentally ill, and those affected by HIV/AIDS), from 1988 to 1995, while attending classes at night, Mr. Weinman received his Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in English from the City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island in 1992. Eight years later, continuing to work while attending classes at night, Mr. Weinman received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from New York Law School in 2000.
While attending law school, Mr. Weinman took his personal hobby a step further and began taking freelance work as a “computer guy and law student.” He designed and automated databases, legal forms, and office documents/systems for many law firms located throughout the City of New York; some of which continue to use his automated forms to this day.
After being admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, Mr. Weinman spent his first ten years as an Associate with some of Staten Island's most respected law firms, such as Lee & Amtzis, LLP, Corash & Hollender, PC, and Gaines & Fishler, LLP, where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and related litigation. In May 2010, Mr. Weinman went into private practice.
In May 2018, Mr. Weinman was re-elected for a new (his third) three-year term as one of the Directors of the Richmond County Bar Association (RCBA). Previously, Mr. Weinman had served two consecutive three-year terms (2011 - 2014 and 2015 - 2017). In May 2016, Mr. Weinman was elected to the Board of the Staten Island Women's Bar Association (SIWBA), where he served as Director for one year - he continues to be an active member - and he was previously an active member of the Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association (SITLA), the RCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and currently an active member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR), the National Association of Realtors®, (NAR) and he is an active volunteer Arbitrator at the Richmond County Civil Court, Small Claims Part, where he can be found deciding cases Friday mornings or Thursday nights, once or twice per month (pre-COVID-19). Mr. Weinman is also one of the founding board members of New World Preparatory Charter School (NWP), Staten Island's first charter middle-school, which opened its doors on September 8, 2010. As of 2020, NWP also offers K-5 classes.
In September 2019, Mr. Weinman joined the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) as an instructor for those who wish to prepare for the State Exam to become Real Estate Agents.
Aside from trying to spend as much time as possible with his wife, Darlene, and their children, Mr. Weinman, a vegetarian, enjoys riding his motorcycle and running; he has run every NYC Marathon since the year 2000 (19 total), usually finishing in around five hours.
*Born in Brooklyn, NY
Pete Weinman, Esq.