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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Baker & Hostetler helped client conceal ‘blatant insurance fraud,’ suit alleges
Oct 5, 2022, 02:49 pm CDT

In case pending in appeals court for 7 years, 11th Circuit rules hours after news site writes about delay
Oct 5, 2022, 11:49 am CDT

Justice Jackson, other liberal SCOTUS justices appeared determined ‘to go down swinging’ in voting-maps case
Oct 5, 2022, 10:11 am CDT

Former Dewey CFO will pay over $95K to resolve SEC lawsuit over misleading financial statements
Oct 5, 2022, 08:54 am CDT

Kirkland sets another record with latest partnership promotions
Oct 4, 2022, 02:31 pm CDT

Trump’s ‘big lie’ defamation suit against CNN says he shouldn’t have to show actual malice by network
Oct 4, 2022, 01:18 pm CDT

Claiming to have 4.3 trillion readers, the Onion supports parodist and its writers’ paychecks in SCOTUS brief
Oct 4, 2022, 12:03 pm CDT

SCOTUS accepts case on scope of attorney-client privilege
Oct 4, 2022, 09:29 am CDT

Supreme Court will consider social media liability for terrorist attacks
Oct 4, 2022, 08:52 am CDT

California adopts criminal justice reforms in bills signed by governor
Oct 3, 2022, 01:16 pm CDT

Why this conservative federal appeals judge will no longer hire clerks from Yale Law School
Oct 3, 2022, 11:44 am CDT

Chaplain’s prayer before court isn’t coercive, doesn’t violate establishment clause, 5th Circuit rules
Oct 3, 2022, 09:26 am CDT

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS justice’s wife stands by stolen-election views; district attorney’s daughter arrested in his stabbing
Sep 30, 2022, 03:13 pm CDT

Law firms, courts deal with aftermath of Hurricane Ian
Sep 30, 2022, 01:21 pm CDT

Trump doesn’t have to detail claims about planted documents to special master, judge says
Sep 30, 2022, 11:34 am CDT

California bar announces probes of 2 prominent lawyers after report on mishandled settlement funds
Sep 30, 2022, 10:37 am CDT

Summer associates praise their ‘lifestyle firms,’ even as some midlevels describe them as ‘veritable sweatshops’
Sep 29, 2022, 02:59 pm CDT

2nd Circuit gives Trump chance to avoid rape defamation suit with ruling on employee status
Sep 29, 2022, 12:33 pm CDT

Are pushed-back start dates for associates making a comeback? One law firm confirms deferrals
Sep 29, 2022, 11:37 am CDT

Smith & Wesson is accused of marketing guns to ‘disturbed young men’ in suit by July 4 victims
Sep 29, 2022, 11:18 am CDT

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