Sarah T. Weitz


Phone: (954) 468-0016
Fax: (954) 468-0310
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Sarah T. Weitz

Ms.Weitz devotes her time to civil appellate matters and provides trial support for the firm’s litigators. She prides herself on her responsiveness to her clients’ needs and her ability to anticipate their questions regarding the appellate process. During her career, she has handled more than one hundred appeals across Florida’s five district courts of appeal. She delivered her first oral argument before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal as a second-year associate and fell in love with appellate law. After spending several years in civil practice at larger firms she joined Weitz & Schwartz, P.A. in 2009 and developed the firm’s appellate practice. Ms. Weitz was selected by Florida Super Lawyers for her appellate work in 2019 and was named by Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

Ms. Weitz graduated from Emory University School of Law in 2004. While there, she won the Douglas Lee Peabody Award for Oral Advocacy in the 2003 Emory Law Day Moot Court Competition. She obtained her B.A. in English from Boston College and spent her junior year studying literature at King’s College London.

In her personal time, Ms. Weitz volunteers with the United Way of Broward County, serving on its leadership committee for Women United and its Public Policy Advocacy Committee. In these roles, she has traveled to Tallahassee to advocate for legislation supporting children and low-income Floridians. Ms. Weitz also is a member of the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School.


Florida, 2004

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2005

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2016

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014

Professional Memberships & Activities:

The Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee, appointment commencing July 1, 2018

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Pro Bono Committee member

Broward County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section

Publications and Presentations:

“Making and Defending Objections Evidence CLE,” panelist, presented by the Broward County Women’s Lawyers Association on September 21, 2018

"Fourth DCA Comes to Broward CLE,” published in the Broward County Bar Association Barrister, June 2018 issue

“Foreclosure Complaints,” Ch. 6, in Bassett, Heidi (Ed.) Florida Foreclosure Law 2019, ALM Media Properties, LLC (2019) and Florida Foreclosure Law 2018, ALM Media Properties, LLC (2018)

“Legal Writing in the Digital Age,” published in the Broward County Bar Association Barrister, July 2016 issue

“When to Appeal: Finality of Orders in Civil Appeals from the Circuit Courts to the District Courts of Appeals,” presented as a continuing legal education session through the Broward County Bar Association, May 19, 2016

The Pro Se (Self-Represented) Appellate Handbook, Assistant Chapter Editor, published by the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar in 2016

Representative Cases:

Aparicio v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 278 So. 3d 814 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019)

Kronen v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 267 So. 3d 447 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)

Bruce v. U.S. Bank Nat'l Assoc., 770 Fed. Appx. 960 (11th Cir. 2019)

Venezia v. Wells Fargo Bank, 258 So.3d 539 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018)

Bedasee v. Fremont Inv. & Loan Co., 708 Fed. Appx. 641 (11th Cir. 2018)

Desai v. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co., 240 So.3d 729 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)

Desylvester v. Bank of New York Mellon, 219 So.3d 1016 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)

Tramontana v. Bank of New York Mellon, 230 So.3d 601 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)

Yale Mortgage Corp. v. Blot, 107 So.3d 1181 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)