Caitlin S. Weisberg is a partner at MBL and has been litigating complex civil rights cases and criminal cases with the firm since 2011, both at the trial level and on appeal. With the firm, she has litigated individual civil rights cases to verdict or settlement, with over $25 million in damages and attorney’s fees paid. Among other successes, she defended the plaintiff’s verdict on appeal in Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles, a multi-plaintiff excessive force case with a total recovery exceeding $7 million.
In collaboration with Innocence Project attorneys and other MBL attorneys, Ms. Weisberg has litigated multiple complex cases relating to California’s statutory compensation scheme for wrongfully convicted persons and has successfully obtained more than $4.5 million in compensation for clients from the Victim Compensation Board. She is the lead attorney on Souliotes v. California Victim Compensation Board, a statutory compensation case before the California Supreme Court.
In 2020-2021, Caitlin served as a co-instructor for the UCLA School of Law Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Prisoner’s Rights Clinic, supervising students in the representation of prisoners with civil rights cases before the Ninth Circuit. She is also a member of the Amicus Committee of the National Police Accountability Project.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Weisberg worked for Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, a labor law firm in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2008, where she served as an editor-in-chief of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and as an editor for the Stanford Law Review. During and after law school, Ms. Weisberg has been active in various organizations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of individuals in the criminal justice system, including participating in the launch of Stanford’s Three Strikes Project, clerking for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and volunteering with the A New Way of Life Reentry Project. Ms. Weisberg earned her B.A. in Sociology and Art History from Wellesley College in 2003.
Ms. Weisberg is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.