Jed M. Weiss
Jed M. Weiss is a Member in the litigation department of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. Mr. Weiss counsels businesses and individuals engaged in a wide range of legal matters, including business/partnership disputes, lender liability, employment matters, contract disputes, business torts and commercial foreclosure. His practice is concentrated in New York, where he represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitration.
Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second District.
Mr. Weiss recieved his J.D., cum laude, in 2002 from American University Washington College of Law, and his B.A., M.A. in 1996 from Wheaton College.
Muriel Goode-Trufant is Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department. Established in September of 1998, the Special Federal Litigation Division was created as a specialized division to defend the City and its officials in civil rights cases brought in federal court in which police, District Attorney or correction officer conduct is challenged. The cases on which the division attorneys work grow out of contact between citizens and law enforcement officials in three distinct contexts: police operations; criminal prosecutions; and detention of arrestees in City facilities. The Division defends against individual damages actions and class actions seeking institutional reform. Ms. Goode-Trufant has served as Chief since April 2002.
Since February 2003, Ms. Goode-Trufant has also served as the Law Department's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Among her duties as EEO Officer is coordination and conduct of EEO training for all Law Department employees; oversight and handling of EEO investigations; and supervision and provision of EEO counseling.
Ms. Goode-Trufant is also a member of the Committee on Civil Practice for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Goode-Trufant is a graduate of the Temple University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey K. Oing
Justice Jeffrey K. Oing was elected to Supreme Court of the State of New York on November 2, 2010, and took office on January 1, 2011. Justice Oing presides over a general IA Part with a case inventory of approximately 500 cases. He handles jury and nonjury trials involving personal injury, commercial, and governmental matters. On April 7, 2011, Justice Oing was assigned to the Commercial Division. In addition to his responsibilities in the Commercial Division, he will continue to preside over his current IA Part inventory. Prior to his election to Supreme Court, Justice Oing was an elected New York County Civil Court Judge from 2004 to 2010. On June 18, 2009, Justice Oing was appointed Supervising Judge of the New York County Civil Court, and was designated an Acting Supreme Court Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. As Supervising Judge, Justice Oing was responsible for the day-to-day Civil Court operations at 111 Centre Street. In addition to his supervisory duties, Justice Oing presided over jury and nonjury trials, as well as conferencing and mediating cases.
In 2002-2003, Justice Oing served as Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, The Council of the City of New York, overseeing litigation and legal matters involving the City Council. During that year, he was appointed by Speaker Gifford Miller to the post of Deputy Director for the New York City Districting Commission, where he was responsible for assisting the Districting Commission in redistricting the City's fifty-one City Council districts, and for obtaining from the United States Department of Justice preclearance under the Voting Rights Act for these council districts.
Justice Oing has over 20 years of legal and administrative experience, the majority of which has been in public service. Between 1993 and 2002, he held various positions in the NYS Supreme Court. From 1993 to 1995, Justice Oing served as Court Attorney in the NYS Supreme Court (New York County). He also served as Law Secretary to Justice Marylin G. Diamond (1995-1998) and to Justice Walter B. Tolub (2000-2002). Between 1998 and 2000, Justice Oing was a Principal Appellate Court Attorney in the Appellate Division, First Department. In those positions, he had the opportunity to assist in authoring major decisions ranging from contract law to constitutional law.
Before coming to the NYS Supreme Court, Justice Oing spent several years in private practice concentrating on commercial litigation. In the midst of private practice, he served a brief stint as Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Jim Florio. Prior to entering private practice, Justice Oing began his legal career as judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Justice Oing received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989 and his B.A. in English from Columbia College in 1986. At NYU, he was a staff editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics.