Mr. Weaver is an experienced appellate and trial litigator who practices at the intersection of litigation and high-stakes government investigations and hearings. Recently, Mr. Weaver briefed, argued, and won a resounding victory in a case before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of a client seeking asylum and relief under the Convention Against Torture. He also briefed and argued a case involving the Fourth Amendment now pending before the DC Court of Appeals.
Mr. Weaver has represented clients before the US Supreme Court and US courts of appeals and co-authored amicus briefs in the US Supreme Court. He has handled high-profile litigation matters on behalf of major technology companies, including handling trials and arbitrations. Additionally, he has worked on criminal investigations and represented numerous clients in congressional investigations, including preparing witnesses for hearings before committees of the US Congress, the European Parliament, and US state legislatures. He has prepared top executives for hearings before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and has advised political nominees in their personal capacity on their nominations and confirmation hearings. He also regularly counsels clients on pending legislation and regulations.
Mr. Weaver has a robust pro bono practice. In addition to his appellate pro bono victories, he has represented asylum seekers in immigration proceedings, successfully represented a T-Visa applicant, and successfully represented clients in a landlord-tenant proceeding.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weaver worked as a litigator at another firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Weaver served as a law clerk to the Honorable Madeline H. Haikala of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and to the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. He also served as a regional voter protection director for the Tennessee Democratic Party in the 2018 election cycle.
Mr. Weaver received his JD from Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as senior editor for Vanderbilt’s online Law Review Publication, En Banc, and interned with the Civil Division of the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. Prior to law school, Mr. Weaver taught high school government and economics at the Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, Tennessee, through Teach For America.