Maria L. Weitz
Maria L. Weitz, an attorney with broad experience in numerous areas of consumer law, is a partner of Boucher LLP.
Throughout her legal career, Weitz has focused her practice on unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices, and seeking legal accountability on behalf of injured plaintiffs. As a result, her diverse range of litigation experience spans a wide array of legal issues, including complex class actions, product liability and other personal injury cases, employment litigation, and appellate practice.
Weitz’s interest in civil justice developed while attending the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. She received a Public Service Law Certificate recognizing her legal work in public interest organizations and government agencies. This work included serving as co-counsel in a federal jury trial on behalf of an inmate alleging civil rights violations, and working within the California Attorney General’s Office to prosecute civil cases for violations of California’s Air Pollution Control Laws. She also received a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Writing and the Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship.
Over ten years of practice, Weitz has secured major appellate victories and significant client compensation by leveraging the creative, strategic approach that is Boucher LLP’s hallmark. Weitz’s work has helped recover millions of dollars for the firm’s clients, including a recent 8-figure recovery on behalf of a construction worker who was injured on the job. Her appellate work has led to two published pro-consumer cases on significant issues of first impression: Quezada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc. (2015) 62 Cal.4th 298 (unanimously vindicating the rights of consumers who paid a premium “organic” price for conventionally grown produce that was deliberately mislabeled), and Barriga v. 99 Cents Only (Jun. 26, 2020) __ Cal.App.5th __ (recognizing that employer-employee relationships carry a heightened potential for coercion, and imposing a duty on trial courts to closely scrutinize declarations filed by an employer in opposition to class certification).
In recognition of her career accomplishments, Weitz has been selected as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine 2013-2020, included among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff in California 2019-2020, and nominated to the National Women Trial Lawyers’ Top 25.
Weitz is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California.
Weitz received her undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Communications.