ELIZABETH A. WEILER
Ms. Weiler is a graduate of New York University School of Law, New York, New York, and a magna cum laude graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. Prior to forming Weiler & Brandman, Ms. Weiler was associated with a prominent New Jersey law firm. Ms. Weiler is the Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners of the State of New Jersey and she has served on the Board of Trustees of the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account Fund of the Bar of New Jersey. She is currently a member of the Office of Attorney Ethics District XII Ethics Committee and previously served as a member of the Office of Attorney Ethics District XII Fee Arbitration Committee. She is a mediator in the Statewide Mediation Program and a commercial arbitrator for the Union County Superior Court. For many years, Ms. Weiler was a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer.
Ms. Weiler has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Exam, the Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions, and the Pro Bono Working Group. She was a speaker at ICLE’s 2017 seminar titled Legal Malpractice Update and 2014 seminar titled Documents Drafting: The Keys to Avoiding “Hot Water” When Using Boilerplate Provisions. Ms. Weiler has received an AV rating, the highest rating for legal expertise and professionalism, from Martindale Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals.
She is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the State of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Weiler serves on the Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary Academy located in Watchung, New Jersey where she is also an attorney-coach for the Mount Saint Mary Academy Mock Trial Team. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of Raphael's Life House, which raised funds for a facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey that provides transitional housing and services for homeless, pregnant women.
MICHAEL F. BRANDMAN
Mr. Brandman is a cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. After law school, Mr. Brandman clerked for the Honorable Alfred D. Schiaffo of the New Jersey Superior Court. Prior to the formation of Weiler & Brandman, Mr. Brandman was associated for several years with a major Roseland, New Jersey law firm.
Mr. Brandman has worked actively with the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics. He was selected and presently serves as Secretary of the District XII Ethics Committee. He previously served as a member, and later Chairman, of the District XII Fee Arbitration Committee, and as a member, and later Chairman of the District XII Ethics Committee. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the State of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Brandman was awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals, reflecting his high level of expertise, experience, integrity and overall professionalism.
Mr. Brandman has served on the Westfield Zoning Board of Adjustment, and has coached various recreational athletics teams in Westfield, New Jersey.
FRANCINE M. CHILLEMI
Ms. Chillemi is a graduate of Bucknell University and a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the school's law review periodical. After receiving her law degree, Ms. Chillemi served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Kevin M. O'Halloran, Presiding Judge of the General Equity Part of the Chancery Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. She had previously served as a summer intern for the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Chillemi has served as a court-appointed attorney in conservatorship and guardianship cases and was a member of the Vanderbilt Inns of Court for the 1994-96 term. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications, including a chapter in the treatise New York Construction Law (Aspen Publishing 2003) and the article "Building a Safe Haven: Limitation of Liability Clauses," A.B.A. Construction Lawyer Vol. 20, no. 1 (Jan. 2000).
She is admitted to the state and federal Bars in States of New Jersey and New York.