Helene M. Weiss

Associate

Attorney Helene WeissHelene is an associate at Levy Konigsberg’s New York office, where she litigates a broad range of claims involving victims of sexual and physical abuse, with a strong emphasis on individuals who were abused as children.

Prior to joining LK, Helene was a Special Victims Bureau Prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted an extensive array of criminal matters including child abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence cases. Helene was also a member of the Animal Crimes Unit, where she prosecuted criminal offenses perpetrated against animals, including severe torture and criminal neglect. While at the DA’s office, Helene successfully litigated numerous jury and bench trials.

Helene earned her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. In law school, Helene was honored by the New York Bar Association for earning State Championships at the National Trial Competitions in both 2015 and 2016. In addition, in 2016 she was the recipient of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. While at Hofstra Law, Helene was President and Competition Manager of the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association. She was also a Senior Staff Executive and Web Development Coordinator of the Journal of International Business & Law. Helene earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Management & Design, Corporate Communication, and Legal Studies at Ithaca College, where she Co-Founded the Ithaca College Mock Trial Team.

Helene was chosen as one of the youngest recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Women in Law Award, which recognizes and celebrates women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community.

As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra, Helene currently serves as trial advocacy coach in advanced competition skills for Hofstra Law’s Trial Advocacy Association. Helene is a Certified Forensic Interviewer for both children and adults. She is an active member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.

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