Chad Weaver is Co-Managing Partner of the Hermosa Beach office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP and oversees the firm’s Southern California offices. He is also Co-Chair of the Firm's Securities and Financial Securities National Practice Group.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Weaver was Managing Partner of Edgerton & Weaver. Mr. Weaver is a trial attorney with civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, as well as various arbitration forums, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also advises financial institutions and individuals on various corporate compliance matters.
Mr. Weaver’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and individuals in customer-related disputes and regulatory matters before the California Department of Corporations, the Unites States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. His practice also includes litigation in the areas of employment and real estate litigation, bad faith, intellectual property, and general business litigation.
Mr. Weaver graduated law school in the top 7% of his class and as a member of the Order of the Coif. He also received the CALI Award for Excellence in the Study of Securities Regulations. During law school, Mr. Weaver served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine, California Court of Appeals and also worked with the United States Attorneys Office, Civil Division.
Mr. Weaver has received an AV® Peer Review rating from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory. The AV® Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and that the lawyer has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. This rating is the result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.