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

Former Reed Smith lawyer sues law firm for alleged discrimination after receiving concussion
Aug 6, 2020, 03:27 pm CDT

Former Pierce Bainbridge paralegal sues firm and ex-partner over alleged sex assault
Aug 6, 2020, 01:52 pm CDT

NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA for misuse of funds
Aug 6, 2020, 12:13 pm CDT

Federal judiciary wrongly used PACER fees for unrelated projects, Federal Circuit rules
Aug 6, 2020, 11:03 am CDT

Supreme Court lifts injunction requiring COVID-19 safety measures at jail
Aug 6, 2020, 09:27 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Iowa governor lifts ex-felon voting ban; gun licensing challenge reinstated
Aug 5, 2020, 04:38 pm CDT

Federal gun prosecutions increase in Chicago after feds send more agents there
Aug 5, 2020, 01:54 pm CDT

DA’s husband faces charges for pointing gun at protesters on their porch
Aug 5, 2020, 11:55 am CDT

Execution rate is 17 times greater for killers of white rather than Black victims, study says
Aug 5, 2020, 10:33 am CDT

Quinn Emanuel seeks fee amounting to $18,500 per hour; will judge approve it?
Aug 5, 2020, 10:28 am CDT

Lawyer suspended after paying clients from own funds for phony case outcomes
Aug 5, 2020, 08:30 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Trump accused of violating disability law; CoreCivic settles suit over recorded attorney-client calls
Aug 4, 2020, 12:21 pm CDT

2 teens honored for returning lawyer’s lost wallet containing about $500
Aug 4, 2020, 10:56 am CDT

Appeals court won’t use word ‘grandfathering’ because of racist origins
Aug 4, 2020, 10:07 am CDT

After SCOTUS tribal decision, inmates file appeals, prosecutors hand off cases
Aug 4, 2020, 09:15 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: District attorney hints of broader Trump probe; ex-ABA president is new dean
Aug 3, 2020, 03:49 pm CDT

Lawsuit allowed against officer accused of holding woman down with his knees
Aug 3, 2020, 01:33 pm CDT

New Jersey federal judge: ‘Monster’ who killed my son had dossier on us; we need judicial privacy
Aug 3, 2020, 12:19 pm CDT

Divided Supreme Court refuses to block border wall construction
Aug 3, 2020, 09:55 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Boston Marathon bomber wins death penalty appeal; what’s in the GOP coronavirus bill?
Jul 31, 2020, 04:40 pm CDT

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