Randall M. Weiner
Randall M. Weiner has been litigating high profile cases throughout the nation since 1986. His cases have changed the national landscape on issues involving trash disposal practices, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Community-Right-to-Know, pesticide reform, and students’ right-to-vote. These cases are published in digests in New York State, Alaska and Colorado. See Successful Cases for more details. Mr. Weiner’s verdicts and settlements range from the massive Globeville class action involving 300 families in north Denver (valued at $12.3 million) to modest cases involving personal injuries or environmental contamination.
With over 35 years of experience in public interest and environmental litigation, Mr. Weiner widened his practice in 2008 to handle personal injury cases, and with the addition of partner Annmarie Cording, into business law, intellectual property, real estate and estate planning.
Mr. Weiner spent his college years in the Philadelphia area, graduating from Haverford College with a B.A in economics and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After graduation, he moved to New York City, working a stint in the corporate law world, before switching to public interest law as general counsel for the New York Public Interest Law Group (NYPIRG).
Mr. Weiner passed the bar exams in New York State, Florida and Alaska. He was the executive director of Trustees for Alaska from 1988-1992, and subsequently was the toxics director at the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies (now Western Resource Advocates) from 1993-1997. He has run his own law firm since then.
His past clients include the Sierra Club; Greenpeace; The Wilderness Society; Trustees for Alaska; NYPIRG; COPIRG; Cross Community Coalition; Colorado Citizens for Alternatives to Toxics; Western Colorado Congress; Mineral Policy Center; Bear Lake Watch, Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, PSR Colorado and Wild Earth Guardians.
Among the entities he has sued or acted against are ASARCO Incorporated; Prima Oil and Gas Company; ARCO; BP Alaska; Conoco; Conoco-Phillips; Circle K; GATX; Vulcan Chemicals; Debourgh Manufacturing Company; Hauser Chemical Research, Inc.; Innovative Companies; Umetco Minerals Corporation; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Department of Army; Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Pipeline Company; and Sinclair Transportation Company.
Mr. Weiner is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA). He served on the Colorado Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (1997-2000), was a member and chair of the City of Boulder’s Environmental Advisory Board (2000-2005), and, after his appointment by Governor Hickenlooper and confirmation by the Colorado Senate, was a state commissioner on Colorado’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission (2013-2016).
Annmarie Cording was born in New Jersey and grew up in Pennsylvania. She attended Immaculata University in Malvern, PA, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in biopsychology. Despite her love of science, Annmarie knew she was destined for law school. After graduating from Immaculata in 2007, Annmarie moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Law School.
While attending CU Law School, Annmarie became interested in small business law and entrepreneurship. As a law student, she participated in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, where she assisted Tech Stars program participants. Upon graduating from CU Law School in 2010, Annmarie joined Boulder law firm G. Redmond Michaels, P.C. (“GRMPC”), where her practice focused on small business transactions, real estate transactions, and estate planning and probate.
Annmarie most enjoys working one-on-one with small businesses and individuals in achieving their goals, whether those goals are related to business, real estate, or estate planning. However, she realized early in her career that the “small clients” are often excluded from big law firm practice. In 2014, Annmarie founded CordingLaw to provide high quality and accessible legal services at a fair price. In 2016, she joined Randall Weiner, bringing her passion for assisting clients to Weiner & Cording.
In her free time, Annmarie enjoys being with her family and chasing after her precocious toddler.
University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado; Juris Doctor, 2010
Immaculata University, Malvern, Pennsylvania; B.A. in Biopsychology, 2007
Licensed to practice in the State of Colorado
Rhianna Gray, paralegal, originally from San Diego, has lived in Boulder for two decades. She graduated from Sonoma State University in California with a BA in Drama and English Literature, with a year abroad “reading” English in the UK at the University College of Swansea. Prior to earning her Paralegal Certificate in 2009 through Kaplan College in Thornton, Colorado, Rhianna worked for many years as assistant and office manager for a Boulder chiropractor. It was through this job that she was inspired to continue helping those who had sustained personal injuries, albeit in the legal field. In her leisure time, Rhianna avidly swims in pools, lakes, and oceans and performs with improvisational theater troups.